Professional Concrete Raising Company Serving Brady, Nebraska
Over time, as snow and rain seep into the soil below your concrete it will expand and contract. As this soil shifts and moves around, empty spaces can be formed. The concrete can sink into these voids and eventually form 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 slabs. Reasons could include drastic changes in the moisture level of the soil from rainy weather or a long period of dry weather that causes the soil to become drained of moisture and contract.
The moisture content in the soil will be fluctuating through the years, it will cause the concrete slab sitting on top of that soil to become uneven. If the soil becomes saturated with water due to poor drainage, this moisture will cause the earth to become saturated and no longer be able to support the slab.
If the weather is warm and dry for long periods of time, it will cause soil to shrink. As the soil becomes dry, it will cause voids to form below the concrete. Over time, these spaces cause pressure and put unnecessary stress on the concrete slab that will eventually cause it to crack.
During construction, the soil is removed and replaced. Once this is completed it is critical that it is compacted 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 the concrete poured above. These holes will put unnecessary stress on the slab and cause sinking over time.
Where Our Team Can Level Concrete
Any place there is soil below your concrete, there could be the danger of needing concrete raising. These are some of the most problematic locations that we've seen both business and residential property owners needing our services:
Our Solution: Polyjacking
The best alternative to removing and re-pouring your cracked or settling concrete is polyjacking.
This is a relatively new technology that makes use of expanding polyurethane foam to raise and repair these sloping 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 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.