Trusted Concrete Raising Contractor Serving North Platte, NE
Throughout the years, as snow and rain soak into the soil it will be absorbed and drained. As this dirt shifts and moves around, voids can be formed. The concrete can sink into these voids and ultimately create cracks in slabs or gaps between slabs.
Why Is My Concrete Settling?
There are a number of reasons and situations that can facilitate the settling of concrete. These could include major fluctuations in the moisture level of the soil from wet weather or an extended period of dry weather causing the soil to become depleted of moisture and contract.
The moisture content in your soil will fluctuate through the years, it will cause the concrete slab on the soil to become damaged. If the soil becomes saturated with water due to poor drainage, this moisture will cause the soil to become saturated and no longer be able to support the slab.
Dry Soil Shrinkage
If the temperature is warm and no rain falls for extended periods of time, it will cause soil to shrink. As the soil loses moisture, it will make cavities form below your concrete. Over time, these voids cause pressure and put undue stress on the concrete slab that will ultimately cause it to crack.
As the house is being built, the soil has to be removed and replaced. Once this is done it is critical that it is replaced to the original density as when it was taken out. If the soil is not correctly compacted, it can speed up the forming of voids under the concrete poured above. These holes will put unnecessary weight on the slab and cause cracks over time.
Where We Can Level Concrete
Anywhere there is earth below your concrete, there is a danger of requiring concrete leveling. These are the most problematic areas that we've seen both companies and residential property owners needing our services:
Our Solution: Polyjacking
The trusted alternative to tearing out and replacing your cracked or sinking concrete is polyjacking.
This is a relatively new technology that makes use of polyurethane foam to lift and repair these sinking 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.