Professional Concrete Raising in Inavale, Nebraska
Over time, as rain and melting snow seep into the ground it will expand and contract. As this ground shifts and settles, open pockets can be formed. The concrete can settle into these open spaces and eventually create cracks in slabs or gaps between slabs.
Why Does Concrete Settle?
There are a number of reasons and conditions that can cause the settling of concrete slabs. Some reasons could be 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 contract.
The moisture level in your ground will change through the years, it can cause the concrete on top of that soil to become damaged. If the ground becomes saturated with water due to lack of drainage, this moisture will cause the soil to become saturated and prevent it from being able to support the structure.
If the weather is warm and no rain falls for longer periods of time, it will cause soil shrinkage. As the soil loses moisture, it will create voids under your slab. Over time, these voids will put stress on the concrete slab that will eventually cause it to crack.
As the house is being built, the soil has to be removed and replaced. Once this is done it is necessary that it is restored to the original state as when it was taken out. If the dirt is not properly compacted, it can rapidly speed up the creation of spaces under the concrete poured above. These holes will put unnecessary weight on the concrete and can cause settling over time.
Where We Can Level Concrete
Anywhere there is soil below your concrete, there could be the danger of needing concrete lifting. These are some of the main areas that we've seen both commercial and homeowners needing our services:
The Solution: Polyjacking
The ideal alternative to removing and re-pouring your cracked or sinking concrete is polyjacking.
A relatively new technology that makes use of polyurethane foam to raise and restore these damaged slabs back to their intended position. Historically a method called mudjacking has been used to perform this same procedure. The benefit that polyjacking has over mudjacking is the polyurethane foam will expand 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.