Trusted Concrete Raising Serving Lebanon, Nebraska
Throughout the years, as snow and rain soak into the earth it will expand and contract. As this ground shifts and moves around, voids can be created. The concrete can sink into these holes and ultimately create cracks in slabs or spaces between slabs.
Why Does Concrete Settle?
There are a number of reasons and situations that can cause the settling of concrete slabs. Reasons could include major changes in the moisture content of the soil from rainy weather or a longer period of dry weather that could cause the soil to become drained of moisture and shrink.
The moisture level in the ground will fluctuate through the years, it causes the concrete slab sitting on top of that soil to become damaged. If the ground becomes saturated due to poor drainage, this moisture will cause the ground to become weak and no longer be 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 dries out, it will make cavities form below the concrete. As time progresses, these holes prevent proper support and put stress on the concrete slab that will ultimately cause it to fail.
During construction, soil is removed and replaced. Once this is completed it is very important that it is restored to the original density as when it was taken out. If the earth is not properly compacted, it can speed up the forming of voids under the concrete poured on top. These spaces will put undue weight on the slab and can cause settling over time.
Where Our Team Will Level Concrete
Anywhere there is soil supporting your concrete, there could be the danger of requiring concrete leveling. These are some of the most problematic locations that we've seen both commercial and homeowners needing our services:
Our Solution: Polyjacking
The best alternative to tearing out and re-pouring your cracked or sinking concrete is polyjacking.
A relatively new technology that makes use of polyurethane foam to lift and restore these sloping slabs back to their intended position. In the past a method called mudjacking has been used to perform a similar procedure. The advantage 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.