Professional Concrete Raising Contractor Serving Blockton, IA
Throughout the years, as rain and melting snow seep into the soil below your concrete it will be absorbed and drained. As this dirt shifts and settles, voids can be created. The slab can settle into these open spaces and eventually create cracks in slabs or spaces between slabs.
Why Is My Concrete Settling?
There are numerous reasons and conditions that can contribute to settling concrete. Reasons could include major changes in the moisture content of the soil from wet weather or an extended period of dry weather that could cause the soil to become depleted of moisture and contract.
The moisture content in the soil will be fluctuating through the years, it causes the concrete on the soil to become uneven. If the soil becomes saturated due to improper drainage, this moisture will cause the earth to become weak and no longer be able to support the structure.
Dry Soil Shrinkage
If the temperature is warm and no rain falls for long periods of time, it will cause soil to shrink. As the soil loses moisture, it will make cavities form below the concrete. Over time, these spaces will put undue stress on the concrete slab and will eventually cause it to fail.
As the house is being built, the soil is removed and replaced. After this is completed it is critical that it is compacted to the original density as when it was removed. If the earth is not properly compacted, it can rapidly speed up the forming of spaces under the slab poured on top. These spaces will put undue weight on the concrete and can cause sinking over time.
Where Our Team Can Level Concrete
Anywhere there is earth below your concrete, there is the danger of requiring concrete lifting. These are some of the most problematic locations that we've seen both business and homeowners needing our services:
The Solution: Polyjacking
The trusted alternative to removing and re-pouring your cracked or settling concrete is polyjacking.
A relatively new technology that makes use of polyurethane foam to raise and restore these damaged 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 then 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.