Trusted Concrete Raising Contractor Serving Carbon, Iowa
Throughout the years, as water and melted snow absorb into the earth below your concrete it will be absorbed and drained. As this dirt shifts and settles, open pockets can be formed. The slab can settle into these holes and ultimately cause cracks to form in slabs or spaces between slabs.
Why Is My Concrete Settling?
There are many factors and conditions that can facilitate the settling of concrete slabs. Some reasons could be major changes in the moisture content of the soil from rainy weather or a long period of dry weather causing the soil to become drained of water and shrink.
The moisture content in your ground will change over time, it will cause the concrete on top of that soil to become damaged. If the ground becomes saturated due to poor drainage, this water will cause the soil to become saturated and unable to support the slab.
Dry Soil Shrinkage
If the weather is warm and no rain falls for extended periods of time, it will cause soil to shrink. As the soil becomes dry, it will cause voids to form below your concrete. As time progresses, these holes will put undue stress on the concrete slab and will ultimately cause it to fail.
As the house is being built, soil has to be removed and replaced. After this is completed it is very important that it is restored to the original density as when it was taken out. If the dirt is not correctly compacted, it can speed up the creation of voids under the slab poured above. These voids will put undue weight on the concrete and cause cracks over time.
Where We 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 companies and homeowners needing our services:
Our Solution: Polyjacking
The trusted alternative to removing and re-pouring your cracked or settling concrete is polyjacking.
A relatively new advancement that makes use of expanding polyurethane foam to lift and repair these damaged slabs back to their intended position. Historically a process called mudjacking has been used to perform this same procedure. The advantage that polyjacking has over mudjacking is the polyurethane foam quickly expands to fill the void 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.