Local Concrete Raising Serving Bellwood, Nebraska
Over time, as snow and rain absorb into the ground under concrete at your home it will grow and shrink. As this soil shifts and moves around, empty spaces can be formed. The slab can settle into these holes and eventually cause cracks to form in slabs or spaces between slabs.
Why Does Concrete Settle?
There are a number of reasons and situations that can cause the settling of concrete. These could include major fluctuations in the moisture content of the soil from weather or a long period of dry weather that causes the soil to become drained of water and shrink.
The moisture level in your soil will fluctuate over time, it causes the concrete slab sitting on the soil to become uneven. If the soil becomes saturated with water due to improper drainage, this water will cause the ground to become weak and prevent it from being able to support the concrete.
If the temperature is hot and dry for longer periods of time, it will cause soil to shrink. As the soil dries out, it will create voids under your concrete slabs. As time progresses, these holes prevent proper support and put stress on the concrete slab and will ultimately cause it to crack.
As the house is being built, the soil has to be removed and replaced. Once this is done it is very important that it is replaced to the original state as when it was taken out. If the soil is not properly compacted, it can rapidly speed up the forming of spaces under any slab poured above. These holes will put unnecessary stress on the slab and can cause cracks over time.
Where We Will Level Concrete
Any place there is earth below your concrete, there could be a danger of requiring concrete raising. These are the most problematic areas that we've seen both business and residential property owners needing our services:
Our Solution: Polyjacking
The trusted 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. Historically a process 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 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.