Trusted Concrete Raising Company in Ashland, NE
Over the years, as water and melted snow seep into the earth below your concrete it will grow and shrink. As this soil shifts and settles, open pockets can be formed. The slab can settle into these holes and eventually form cracks in slabs or gaps between slabs.
Why Does Concrete Settle?
There are a number of factors and situations that can facilitate the settling of concrete slabs. Some reasons could be drastic fluctuations in the moisture level of the soil from weather or a long period of dry weather causing the soil to become depleted of water and contract.
The moisture content in the ground will change through the years, it will cause the concrete slab sitting on top of that soil to become uneven. 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.
Dry Soil Shrinkage
If the weather is warm and dry for longer periods of time, it will cause soil to shrink. As the soil becomes dry, it will create voids below the slab. Over time, these voids cause pressure and put undue stress on the concrete slab and will ultimately cause it to crack.
During construction, the soil is removed and replaced. Once this is done it is necessary that it is compacted to the original density as when it was taken out. If the soil is not correctly compacted, it can speed up the creation of voids under any slab poured on top. These holes will put unnecessary weight on the slab and can cause settling over time.
Where We Will Level Concrete
Anywhere there is earth supporting your concrete, there is the danger of needing concrete lifting. These are some of the main areas that we've seen both commercial and residential property owners needing our services:
The Solution: Polyjacking
The trusted alternative to tearing out and re-pouring your cracked or settling concrete is polyjacking.
This is a relatively new technology that makes use of polyurethane foam to raise and restore these sloping 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 void 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.