Professional Concrete Raising in Jefferson, SD
Throughout the years, as water and melted snow seep into the ground it will grow and shrink. As this soil shifts and settles, voids can be created. The slab can settle into these holes and eventually create cracks in slabs or spaces between slabs.
Why Does Concrete Settle?
There are numerous reasons and conditions that can cause the settling of concrete. These include drastic changes in the moisture level of the soil from weather or a longer period of dry weather causing the soil to become drained of moisture and contract.
The moisture content in your ground will fluctuate over time, it will cause the concrete on top of that soil to become damaged. If the ground becomes saturated with water due to poor drainage, this moisture will cause the soil to become saturated and prevent it from being able to support the concrete.
Dry Soil Shrinkage
If the temperature is warm and no rain falls for extended periods of time, it will cause soil shrinkage. As the soil becomes dry, it will create voids below your slab. Over time, these spaces prevent proper support and put unnecessary stress on the concrete slab and will ultimately cause it to fail.
During construction, the soil is removed and replaced. After this is done it is critical that it is restored to the original density as when it was removed. If the soil is not correctly compacted, it can speed up the creation of spaces under any slab poured on top. These holes will put undue weight on the slab and cause cracks over time.
Where Our Team Can Level Concrete
Any place there is earth below your concrete, there could be a danger of requiring concrete leveling. These are some of the most problematic locations that we've seen both commercial and residential property owners needing our services:
The Solution: Polyjacking
The ideal alternative to removing and replacing your cracked or sinking concrete is polyjacking.
This is a relatively new technology that makes use of expanding polyurethane foam to raise and restore these damaged slabs back to their intended position. In the past 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 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.