Trusted Concrete Raising Contractor in Nemaha, IA
As time passes, as snow and rain seep into the soil it will expand and contract. As this dirt shifts and settles, voids can be formed. The slab can sink into these holes and ultimately cause cracks to form in slabs or spaces between slabs.
Why Is My Concrete Settling?
There are numerous reasons and conditions that can contribute to settling concrete. These include major changes in the moisture content of the soil from weather or an extended period of dry weather that causes the soil to become drained of water and contract.
The moisture content in your ground will fluctuate through the years, it will cause the concrete on the soil to become damaged. If the ground becomes saturated with water due to poor drainage, this water will cause the soil to become saturated and no longer be able to support the structure.
If the temperature is warm and no rain falls for long periods of time, it will cause soil shrinkage. As the soil becomes dry, it will make cavities form under your concrete. Over time, these holes will put undue stress on the concrete slab that will eventually cause it to fail.
As the house is being built, soil has to be removed and replaced. Once this is done it is critical that it is restored to the original density as when it was taken out. If the earth is not properly compacted, it can rapidly speed up the forming of spaces under any slab poured on top. These voids will put unnecessary stress on the concrete and can cause settling over time.
Where Our Team Can Level Concrete
Any time there is soil below your concrete, there is a danger of needing concrete raising. These are the most problematic locations that we've seen both companies and homeowners needing our services:
The Solution: Polyjacking
The trusted alternative to removing and replacing your cracked or settling concrete is polyjacking.
This is a relatively new advancement that makes use of expanding polyurethane foam to raise and repair these sloping slabs back to their intended position. In the past a method 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 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.