Trusted Concrete Raising Contractor Serving Brewster, Nebraska
Throughout the years, as rain and melting snow enter into the soil under concrete at your home it will expand and contract. As this soil shifts and moves around, open pockets can be created. 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 numerous reasons and situations that can cause the settling of concrete. Reasons could include major fluctuations in the moisture level of the soil from rainy weather or an extended period of dry weather that causes the soil to become drained of water and shrink.
The moisture content in the ground will fluctuate through the years, it will cause the concrete slab sitting on the soil to become uneven. If the ground becomes saturated due to poor drainage, this water will cause the earth to become weak and unable to support the concrete.
If the temperature is hot and dry for longer periods of time, it will cause soil shrinkage. As the soil loses moisture, it will cause voids to form under the concrete. As time progresses, these voids will put unnecessary stress on the concrete slab and will ultimately cause it to crack.
As the house is being built, the soil is removed and replaced. After this is completed it is critical that it is compacted to the original state as when it was taken out. If the earth is not appropriately compacted, it can rapidly speed up the forming of spaces under the slab poured on top. These voids will put unnecessary stress on the slab and cause sinking over time.
Where We Will Level Concrete
Anywhere there is earth below your concrete, there is the danger of requiring concrete lifting. These are the most problematic locations that we've seen both companies and residential property owners needing our services:
Our Solution: Polyjacking
The ideal alternative to tearing out and replacing your cracked or settling concrete is polyjacking.
This is a relatively new advancement that makes use of expanding polyurethane foam to raise and restore 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 cavity 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.