Expert Concrete Raising Contractor in Allen, NE
Over time, as snow and rain soak into the soil it will expand and contract. As this soil shifts and moves around, open pockets can be formed. The slab can sink into these voids and ultimately form cracks in slabs or spaces between slabs.
Why Does Concrete Settle?
There are many reasons and situations that can cause the settling of concrete slabs. These include major changes in the moisture content of the soil from wet weather or a long period of dry weather that could cause the soil to become depleted of water and contract.
The moisture level in the ground will fluctuate through the years, it causes the concrete on top of that soil to become damaged. If the ground becomes saturated with water due to poor drainage, this water will cause the ground to become weak and unable to support the structure.
If the temperature is warm and dry for extended periods of time, it will cause soil to shrink. As the soil loses moisture, it will cause voids to form under the concrete slabs. Over time, these voids prevent proper support and put unnecessary stress on the concrete slab that will ultimately cause it to fail.
As the house is being built, soil is removed and replaced. After this is completed it is necessary that it is replaced to the original density as when it was taken out. If the soil is not appropriately compacted, it can speed up the creation of voids under the slab poured above. These voids will put undue stress on the concrete and can cause sinking over time.
Where Our Team Can Level Concrete
Any time there is earth below your concrete, there is a danger of requiring concrete lifting. These are some of the most problematic locations that we've seen both companies and homeowners needing our services:
The Solution: Polyjacking
The best alternative to removing and replacing your cracked or sinking concrete is polyjacking.
A relatively new technology that makes use of polyurethane foam to lift and restore these sinking 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 quickly expands to fill the cavity 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.