Trusted Concrete Raising Serving Lake View, Iowa
Over time, as rain and melting snow soak into the soil under concrete at your home it will be absorbed and drained. As this dirt shifts and settles, open pockets can be formed. The concrete can settle into these voids and eventually form cracks in slabs or spaces between slabs.
Why Is My Concrete Settling?
There are a number of factors and situations that can contribute to settling concrete slabs. 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 water and contract.
The moisture content in your soil will change through the years, it can cause the concrete on the soil to become uneven. If the soil becomes saturated with water due to lack of drainage, this water will cause the earth to become weak and no longer be able to support the concrete.
Dry Soil Shrinkage
If the temperature is hot and dry for extended periods of time, it will cause soil to shrink. As the soil becomes dry, it will create voids below your concrete slabs. As time progresses, these holes will put undue stress on the concrete slab that will ultimately cause it to fail.
During construction, the 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 soil is not properly compacted, it can speed up the forming of voids under any concrete poured above. These spaces will put unnecessary weight on the concrete and can cause sinking over time.
Where We Will Level Concrete
Anywhere there is earth below your concrete, there is a danger of needing concrete leveling. These are the main areas that we've seen both business and homeowners needing our services:
The Solution: Polyjacking
The trusted alternative to tearing out and replacing your cracked or sinking concrete is polyjacking.
A relatively new advancement that makes use of expanding polyurethane foam to lift and restore these sinking slabs back to their intended position. Historically a method called mudjacking has been used to perform a similar procedure. The benefit 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.