Have you noticed that your concrete driveway, sidewalk, steps, garage floor or patio are not level? Over time, concrete slabs can start to sink due to environmental factors or poor compaction during construction. These uneven surfaces don't just look bad; they can be dangerous to people on your property! Fortunately, we have a quick and easy fix for this problem—polyurethane concrete lifting! This simple process involves injecting polyurethane foam below your concrete slab to return it to its original height. You are probably wondering, "how long does polyurethane concrete lifting last?" Let the experts at BC Concrete Lifting tell you!
Why is Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Better than Mudjacking?
Polyurethane concrete lifting is a relatively new method used to raise sunken and settled concrete slabs. Unlike mudjacking, polyurethane concrete lifting has been proven to be a long-lasting, strong, fast and effective way to lift sunken concrete slabs. Using polyurethane foam to lift concrete is a superior alternative to mudjacking because polyurethane foam will stay solid and durable for years. It is resistant to the elements and hydrophobic, so it will not deteriorate over time. The slurry used in mudjacking is subject to the same issues that caused the slab to settle in the first place. Because of this, the mudjacking process will likely have to be repeated sooner rather than later. This is not an issue with polyurethane foam and saves you money on future repair costs.
What is the Process to Lift Concrete with Polyurethane Foam?
Lifting and levelling concrete with polyurethane is quick and efficient, and the results are durable and long-lasting. We start by drilling dime-sized holes in the top of the sunken slab. Once we drill the holes, we will inject the polyurethane foam into the voids below, where it expands and lifts the slab back to its original position. Once the foam is injected, we patch the holes, and the work is complete! Polyurethane foam cures in minutes, and the lifted area is ready for use on the same day. With mudjacking, the lifted area can take days to dry because of the materials used. Polyurethane foam is the best alternative to mudjacking because there is a minimal disturbance, and you can return to using the lifted area immediately! The polyurethane concrete lifting process can be used on sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, patios and steps, garage floors and even the foundations of buildings! If you have sunken and settled slabs on your property, polyurethane concrete lifting is the best way to raise them.
How Long Does Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Last?
The most common question people ask about polyurethane concrete lifting is, how long will it last? In most cases, polyurethane concrete lifting is a permanent solution for sunken and settled slabs. The polyurethane we use to lift concrete will last for literal lifetimes. It is hydrophobic, meaning it is not susceptible to water present in the ground and will not break down over time. Polyurethane foam is also resistant to extreme temperatures and fungus. Once the foam sets, it is a completely inert, solid material that will not be affected by water, insects, rodents, or erosion. It truly is the longest-lasting way to lift and level sunken concrete slabs.
BC Concrete Lifting Can Help With Your Sunken Slabs
Polyurethane foam is a more durable and long lasting alternative to mudjacking. With its many benefits, it's easy to see why more homeowners and business owners are choosing to have their sunken and settled concrete slabs lifted with polyurethane foam. Pacific BC Concrete Lifting provides long-lasting solutions to settled and sunken concrete slabs. Our team has over fifteen years of experience in the construction and concrete industry which has given us a greater understanding of building processes and how the rough Canadian climate can affect structures and concrete slabs. We specialize in polyurethane concrete lifting and use industry-leading techniques and products for every job. To ensure you have complete confidence in our work, we back our work with one of the best warranties in the industry. If you have sunken slabs on your property, contact us today! We'll get them levelled in no time!