Expert Concrete Raising Company Serving Allen, Nebraska
Over time, as rain and melting snow enter into the ground it will expand and contract. As this ground shifts and settles, empty spaces can be created. The concrete can sink into these holes and eventually form cracks in slabs or spaces between slabs.
Why Does Concrete Settle?
There are a number of factors and conditions that can cause the settling of concrete. Some reasons could be major changes in the moisture content of the soil from rainy weather or an extended period of dry weather that could cause the soil to become depleted of moisture and shrink.
The moisture level in the ground will change through the years, it causes the concrete sitting on the soil to become damaged. If the ground becomes saturated due to lack of drainage, this moisture will cause the soil to become saturated and prevent it from being able to support the slab.
Dry Soil Shrinkage
If the temperature is warm and dry for longer periods of time, it will cause soil to shrink. As the soil becomes dry, it will make cavities form below the slab. Over time, these voids cause pressure and put undue stress on the concrete slab that will eventually cause it to fail.
During construction, the soil has to be removed and replaced. After this is done it is critical that it is restored to the original state as when it was removed. If the dirt is not correctly compacted, it can rapidly speed up the forming of spaces under the concrete poured above. These voids will put undue stress on the slab and can cause sinking over time.
Where Our Team Can Level Concrete
Any place there is soil below your concrete, there could be the danger of requiring concrete raising. These are some of the most problematic 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 advancement that makes use of expanding polyurethane foam to lift and restore these sloping slabs back to their intended position. Historically 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.