Trusted Concrete Raising in Archer, NE
Over the years, as water and melted snow enter into the ground it will grow and shrink. As this soil shifts and settles, open pockets can be formed. The slab can sink into these holes and eventually cause cracks to form in slabs or gaps between slabs.
Why Does Concrete Settle?
There are many factors and conditions that can facilitate the settling of concrete slabs. Some reasons could be drastic fluctuations in the moisture content of the soil from weather or a longer period of dry weather that could cause the soil to become drained of water and shrink.
The moisture level in the soil will change over time, it causes the concrete slab on the soil to become damaged. If the soil becomes saturated with water due to improper drainage, this water will cause the earth to become weak and prevent it from being able to support the slab.
If the weather is hot and no rain falls for longer periods of time, it will cause soil to shrink. As the soil dries out, it will make cavities form under the slab. Over time, these holes cause pressure and put undue stress on the concrete slab and will eventually cause it to fail.
As the house is being built, soil has to be removed and replaced. Once this is completed it is critical that it is restored to the original state as when it was removed. If the earth is not properly compacted, it can rapidly speed up the creation of spaces under the slab poured on top. These voids will put undue stress on the concrete and can cause settling over time.
Where Our Team Will Level Concrete
Any place there is earth below your concrete, there could be the danger of needing concrete lifting. These are the most problematic locations that we've seen both commercial and homeowners needing our services:
The Solution: Polyjacking
The best alternative to tearing out and re-pouring your cracked or settling concrete is polyjacking.
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 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 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.