Professional Concrete Raising Company Serving Norfolk, NE
Over time, as rain and melting snow absorb into the ground it will expand and contract. As this soil shifts and settles, empty spaces can be created. The slab can settle into these voids and eventually create cracks in slabs or spaces between slabs.
Why Is My Concrete Settling?
There are numerous reasons and situations that can cause the settling of concrete. Some reasons could be major changes in the moisture level of the soil from rainy weather or a long period of dry weather causing the soil to become drained of water and contract.
The moisture level in the ground will fluctuate over time, it causes the concrete sitting on the soil to become uneven. If the ground becomes saturated with water due to poor drainage, this water will cause the earth to become saturated and unable to support the structure.
If the weather is hot and no rain falls for long periods of time, it will cause soil to shrink. As the soil loses moisture, it will cause voids to form under the slab. Over time, these voids cause pressure and put stress on the concrete slab and will eventually cause it to fail.
During construction, soil is removed and replaced. After this is done it is critical that it is compacted to the original density as when it was taken out. If the soil is not correctly compacted, it can rapidly speed up the creation of voids under the slab poured on top. These voids will put unnecessary weight on the slab and cause cracks over time.
Where Our Team Will Level Concrete
Anywhere there is earth below your concrete, there is the danger of requiring concrete leveling. These are some of the main locations that we've seen both commercial and homeowners needing our services:
The Solution: Polyjacking
The trusted alternative to tearing out and re-pouring your cracked or settling concrete is polyjacking.
This is a relatively new advancement that makes use of polyurethane foam to lift and restore these sinking slabs back to their intended position. Historically a method called mudjacking has been used to perform a similar procedure. The advantage that polyjacking has over mudjacking is the polyurethane foam quickly expands 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.