Raise & Repair Existing Concrete
Homeowners may be surprised to find out that they may not need to completely replace their cracked and sinking concrete. There is an alternative solution that ConcreTechs can offer.
WHAT IS CONCRETE LEVELING?
By drilling small holes in your sinking concrete, and injecting polyurethane foam, we can raise and level it to be even.
Lightweight solution will not add weight to existing soil
Environmentally friendly solution does not degrade
Waterproof material will not wash out
High capacity allows for lifting of heavy loads
Minimal disruption to existing concrete
REASONS TO RAISE YOUR SLAB
Trip hazards can harm you and your family, and allows your property to be open for unwanted liability.
You can raise your concrete for less than half the price of replacing the concrete slab.
Your slab problem will only worsen in time, fix it now and avoid the hassle later. Raising concrete with poly foam often takes a couple of hours and is ready immediately upon completion.
Structural cracks and cosmetic eyesores can be the result of uneven concrete.
Trying to sell your home? A good first impression is everything to a home buyer.
When a concrete slab settles, consequently doors and windows stick and structures connected to the slab may crack and settle as well.
Water follows the path of least resistance and a settled or sunken driveway may end up costing a homeowner more money over time in foundation repairs.
By raising your concrete you are saving your current slab from being torn out and deposited at a landfill.
WHY DOES CONCRETE SETTLE?
POOR SOIL CONDITIONS
Clay-rich soils are ‘elastic.’ They expand and contract with moisture content. As soils become saturated with water, the clay expands and loses strength. This condition allows slabs to sink just like standing in wet mud.
Many homes are built on back filled soils. If the soil is not compacted correctly, back fill will slowly and unevenly compact, sometimes over a period of a year, allowing slabs to settle and become uneven or crack.
Trees and large shrubs can consume up to 30 gallons of water a day. If located near concrete, the loss of water in the soil will make the soil contract and can cause the slabs to settle.
Poor drainage can cause soil instability by creating areas of saturated soils allowing the slabs to settle. Poor drainage can be typical to the area, or as minor as a misplaced down spout.