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Concrete Raising

A quicker, easier and more cost-effective choice than replacing your concrete.

When we are called to assist a home owner with a free estimate on whether they should level and repair their concrete, or replace it, they are often happily surprised they can have perfectly aligned concrete again, in a matter of minutes, saving them time and money.

That’s because when compared to concrete replacement, the process of raising concrete with polyurethane foam is inexpensive (compared to the alternatives), and is exponentially faster than replacing the concrete. Concrete raised, leveled and repaired using polyurethane foam is often ready to sustain normal use within minutes of being leveled.

 

What types of problems can concrete raising fix?

Concrete raising is a fantastic alternative to replacing your concrete, often times saving you over 50% of the cost of replacement! Some common areas we raise, level and repair are patios, front porches, driveways, sidewalks, garage & parking slabs, steps, and pool decks.

 

WHY CHOOSE US

With over 25 years of experience and a real focus on customer satisfaction, you can rely on us for your next project. We provide a professional renovation and installation services with a real focus on customer satisfaction.

  • Financial Responsibility to Our Clients
  • Superior Quality and Craftsmanship
  • Quality and Value to the Projects We Deliver
  • Highest Standards in Cost Control
  • On Time and on Budget
  • Real Focus on Customer Satisfaction

POPULAR QUESTIONS

What makes polyurethane injection (polyjacking) better than mudjacking?

The use of polyurethane to raise concrete and stabilize soil has many advantages compared traditional mudjacking which uses cement and sand.  Below are just a few benefits:

Longevity – Polyurethane will not shrink or breakdown over time

Looks – smaller and less injections holes are needed.

Performance –Extremely light compared to sand/cement and very effective at filling open voids

What causes concrete to sink?

Here are some of the most common reasons concrete slabs sink:

Gravel base was never compacted properly during construction

Concrete was built over soil that was once back-filled (such as around a foundation or pipe trench) and soil has now settled

Water is draining or pooling around edge of slab which can cause the base to wash away over time

Cracks and gaps in the concrete allow water to seep below the slab and cause seasonal frost heaving which can create voids.

How can I prevent my concrete from sinking again after it has been raised?

The most important thing you can do is to fill all the cracks and gaps in your concrete where the settling occurred.  A polyurethane crack sealer sold in caulk tubes is the best way to do this. Make sure downspouts are directing water away from your concrete.  Also equally important is to fill the area along the edges of your concrete with soil in order to prevent water from washing away the base.

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