Trusted Concrete Raising Serving Ashland, NE
Over time, as rain and melting snow soak into the earth below your concrete it will be absorbed and drained. As this ground shifts and moves around, open pockets can be created. The concrete can sink into these open spaces and ultimately create cracks in slabs or gaps between slabs.
Why Is My Concrete Settling?
There are a number of factors and conditions that can facilitate the settling of concrete. Reasons could include major changes in the moisture content of the soil from wet weather or a long period of dry weather causing the soil to become drained of moisture and contract.
The moisture content in the ground will be fluctuating through the years, it will cause the concrete slab sitting on top of that soil to become uneven. If the ground becomes saturated due to improper drainage, this moisture will cause the ground to become saturated and prevent it from being able to support the structure.
Dry Soil Shrinkage
If the temperature is hot and dry for extended periods of time, it will cause soil shrinkage. As the soil loses moisture, it will make cavities form under the concrete. As time progresses, these holes prevent proper support and put unnecessary stress on the concrete slab that will eventually cause it to crack.
As the house is being built, soil has to be removed and replaced. Once this is completed it is very important that it is replaced to the original state as when it was taken out. If the dirt is not correctly compacted, it can rapidly speed up the creation of spaces under the concrete poured on top. These holes will put unnecessary weight on the slab and cause sinking over time.
Where We Will Level Concrete
Anywhere there is earth supporting your concrete, there could be a danger of needing concrete leveling. These are the main areas that we've seen both business and homeowners needing our services:
The Solution: Polyjacking
The best alternative to removing and replacing your cracked or settling concrete is polyjacking.
A relatively new advancement that makes use of polyurethane foam to raise and restore these sloping slabs back to their intended position. In the past a method called mudjacking has been used to perform a similar procedure. The benefit that polyjacking has over mudjacking is the polyurethane foam quickly expands to fill the void 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.