Local Concrete Raising Contractor Serving Anita, IA
Throughout the years, as rain and melting snow soak into the earth below your concrete it will expand and contract. As this dirt shifts and moves around, open pockets can be formed. The slab can sink into these voids and ultimately form cracks in slabs or gaps between slabs.
Why Does Concrete Settle?
There are a number of factors and situations that can cause the settling of concrete. Some reasons could be major changes in the moisture level of the soil from rainy weather or a longer period of dry weather causing the soil to become drained of moisture and contract.
The moisture level in the ground will be fluctuating over time, it causes the concrete on the soil to become damaged. If the ground becomes saturated due to poor drainage, this moisture will cause the soil to become saturated and unable to support the concrete.
Dry Soil Shrinkage
If the weather is hot and dry for longer periods of time, it will cause soil to shrink. As the soil loses moisture, it will create empty areas below the concrete slabs. As time progresses, these holes cause pressure and put unnecessary stress on the concrete slab and will eventually cause it to fail.
During construction, soil is removed and replaced. After this is completed it is very important that it is compacted to the original state as when it was taken out. If the dirt is not appropriately compacted, it can rapidly speed up the forming of spaces under any slab poured on top. These voids will put unnecessary weight on the slab and cause cracks over time.
Where Our Team Will Level Concrete
Any time there is soil below your concrete, there could be a danger of needing concrete leveling. These are the main locations that we've seen both business and homeowners needing our services:
Our Solution: Polyjacking
The trusted alternative to removing and re-pouring your cracked or sinking concrete is polyjacking.
This is a relatively new technology that makes use of polyurethane foam to lift and repair these sinking slabs back to their intended position. In the past a method called mudjacking has been used to perform a similar procedure. The advantage that polyjacking has over mudjacking is the polyurethane foam will expand to fill the cavity and harden to permanently restore the concrete in position.
If you're in need of permanent concrete slab leveling and raising, contact us today for an estimate.