Local Concrete Raising Contractor Serving Blair, Nebraska
Over time, as snow and rain enter into the soil it will expand and contract. As this dirt shifts and settles, empty spaces can be formed. The concrete can settle into these holes and ultimately cause cracks to form in slabs or gaps between slabs.
Why Is My Concrete Settling?
There are a number of reasons and conditions that can contribute to settling concrete slabs. These could include major changes in the moisture level of the soil from rainy weather or a longer period of dry weather that causes the soil to become drained of water and contract.
The moisture content in the ground will be fluctuating through the years, it can cause the concrete on top of that soil to become damaged. If the ground becomes saturated due to poor drainage, this water will cause the earth to become saturated and prevent it from being able to support the slab.
Dry Soil Shrinkage
If the weather is hot and dry for extended periods of time, it will cause soil to shrink. As the soil dries out, it will create voids under the concrete. Over time, these spaces cause pressure and put stress on the concrete slab that will ultimately cause it to fail.
During construction, the soil has to be removed and replaced. Once this is done it is critical that it is replaced to the original state as when it was removed. If the soil is not correctly compacted, it can rapidly speed up the forming of voids under the concrete poured on top. These voids will put undue stress on the concrete and cause sinking over time.
Where Our Team Will Level Concrete
Any time there is earth below your concrete, there is a danger of requiring concrete lifting. These are the most problematic areas that we've seen both business and residential property owners needing our services:
The Solution: Polyjacking
The ideal alternative to tearing out and replacing your cracked or sinking concrete is polyjacking.
A relatively new advancement that makes use of expanding polyurethane foam to lift and repair these damaged slabs back to their intended position. Historically a process 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 cavity 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.