Trusted Concrete Raising Company Serving Blue Springs, NE
Over time, as rain and melting snow soak into the earth it will expand and contract. As this soil shifts and moves around, empty spaces can be formed. The concrete can settle into these open spaces and ultimately cause cracks to form in slabs or gaps between slabs.
Why Does Concrete Settle?
There are many reasons and situations that can contribute to settling concrete slabs. These could include drastic fluctuations in the moisture level of the soil from wet weather or a longer period of dry weather that could cause the soil to become drained of moisture and shrink.
The moisture content in the ground will fluctuate over time, it causes the concrete on the soil to become damaged. If the ground becomes saturated due to lack of drainage, this moisture will cause the ground to become weak and no longer be able to support the structure.
If the weather is hot and no rain falls for long periods of time, it will cause soil shrinkage. As the soil loses moisture, it will cause voids to form under the concrete slabs. Over time, these spaces will put undue stress on the concrete slab and will eventually cause it to crack.
During construction, the soil is removed and replaced. After this is done it is very important that it is restored to the original state as when it was taken out. If the earth is not correctly compacted, it can speed up the forming of voids under any concrete poured above. These spaces will put unnecessary weight on the concrete and can cause sinking over time.
Where We Will Level Concrete
Any time there is earth below your concrete, there is a danger of needing concrete lifting. These are some of the most problematic locations that we've seen both business and homeowners needing our services:
Our Solution: Polyjacking
The ideal alternative to tearing out and replacing your cracked or sinking concrete is polyjacking.
A relatively new technology that makes use of polyurethane foam to raise and restore these sinking slabs back to their intended position. In the past a process 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.