How Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Works: The Process and Advantages

How Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Works: The Process and Advantages

Imagine a solution that can resurrect sunken, settled or uneven concrete surfaces without the hassle and expense of complete replacement. BC Concrete Lifting is proud to introduce a groundbreaking solution transforming how we address sunken or uneven concrete slabs in Metro Vancouver– Polyurethane Concrete Lifting. Polyurethane concrete lifting, or foam jacking or slab jacking, is an innovative, durable, long-lasting concrete lifting and levelling method. In this blog post, we'll take an in-depth look at the ins and outs of polyurethane concrete lifting – from its process and advantages to its diverse applications. If you want to learn more about polyurethane concrete lifting, read on!

What is Polyurethane Concrete Lifting? 

Polyurethane concrete lifting, also known as slab jacking or foam jacking, is a state-of-the-art technique that addresses sunken or uneven concrete surfaces without the need for extensive and costly replacement. This innovative method involves injecting high-density polyurethane foam beneath the affected area. The foam expands and lifts the concrete back to its original level, creating a stable and long-lasting foundation. Other concrete lifting methods, such as mudjacking, are not as durable or long-lasting. Mudjacking slurry contains concrete, which is susceptible to the same problems that caused the concrete to sink and settle in the first place. Polyurethane foam is not susceptible to the issues, making it the superior choice for your concrete lifting and levelling project.

The Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Process

The process of polyurethane concrete lifting is both efficient and effective. We start by drilling small holes into the surface of the sunken and settled concrete slab. These dime-sized holes serve as entry points for the polyurethane foam. The polyurethane foam is then injected through these holes, spreading beneath the slab and filling any voids or gaps. As the foam expands, it raises the concrete slab back to its proper position. Once the desired level is achieved, the holes are sealed, and the area is ready to be used again in a matter of hours. Polyurethane foam lasts for decades and is generally a permanent solution to sunken and settled concrete slabs.

What Are The Advantages of Using Polyurethane Foam To Lift Concrete?

Polyurethane concrete lifting offers a range of benefits that set it apart from traditional methods. Firstly, it is a non-invasive process that requires minimal drilling, which means less disruption to the surrounding area. The lightweight nature of polyurethane foam puts less stress on the underlying soil, reducing the likelihood of future settling. The foam is also water-resistant, preventing erosion and washouts. Additionally, polyurethane foam is environmentally friendly and cost-effective, making it an ideal choice for both small-scale residential projects and large-scale commercial undertakings. With so many advantages over traditional methods like mudjacking, it is easy to see why polyurethane concrete lifting has quickly become the preferred method to lift and level sunken and settled concrete slabs.

Applications of Polyurethane Concrete Lifting

Polyurethane concrete lifting is a versatile solution that can be applied across various sectors. In the residential realm, it can remedy uneven driveways, sidewalks, pool decks, garage floors, basement floors and patios, enhancing both safety and curb appeal. In the commercial and industrial sectors, it can level warehouse floors, factory surfaces, and parking lots, minimizing tripping hazards and ensuring smooth operations. Municipalities can benefit from this method by restoring public walkways, streets, and public squares, while the agricultural sector can use it to maintain stable surfaces for equipment and storage areas. 

BC Concrete is Your Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Partner in Metro Vancouver

As the pioneer of innovative concrete repair solutions in Metro Vancouver, BC Concrete Lifting is at the forefront of polyurethane concrete lifting technology. BC Concrete Lifting is committed to excellence and customer satisfaction and utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to deliver unparalleled results. Whether you have a sunken driveway in Surrey, an uneven sidewalk in Burnaby, or a settling warehouse floor in Richmond, BC Concrete Lifting has the expertise to lift and level with precision, all while minimizing disruption to your daily life or business operations. Don't let uneven concrete compromise safety, aesthetics, or functionality – contact BC Concrete Lifting and experience the benefits of polyurethane concrete lifting today.