Is Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Safe?

Is Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Safe?

Lifting and levelling sunken concrete slabs can be difficult, but with the right tools, sunken slabs can be lifted quickly and efficiently. This is where polyurethane foam comes in. Polyurethane concrete lifting, also known as foam jacking, poly jacking or slab jacking, is the fastest, easiest and safest way to lift concrete slabs back to their original position. Most people don't know the many benefits of lifting concrete with polyurethane foam and wonder, is it safe? The answer is yes! And we can guarantee it, let us tell you why! 

Polyurethane Foam is Environmentally Friendly.

At BC Concrete Lifting, we use environmentally friendly polyurethane foam. The polyurethane foam we use is made from over 40% recycled materials! It is also manufactured without any toxic chemicals, so you don't have to worry about it polluting the soil or groundwater around the area. By lifting and levelling your sunken and settled concrete slabs instead of replacing them, you are also helping the environment. When you replace your concrete slabs instead of having them lifted, the old slabs are disposed of in a landfill, which is a burden to the environment. When you have your sunken and settled concrete slabs lifted with polyurethane foam, you are doing your part to keep the planet healthy.

Polyurethane Foam Outperforms Mudjacking.

Some people ask how polyurethane concrete lifting compares to the more traditional method of mudjacking. Some mudjacking contractors will tell you that polyurethane foam is too weak to lift settled concrete effectively. This statement is not based on experience, facts or science. These are usually tactics used to sway your decision. We can provide solid facts that polyurethane concrete lifting can outperform mudjacking and that it is a highly effective, extremely strong and safe way to lift and level sunken concrete slabs.

Polyurethane Foam is Strong and Durable.

Polyurethane foam was developed for the specific purpose of lifting and supporting sunken and settled concrete slabs. Polyurethane foam has an extensive track record as a high-performance concrete repair option. It is much stronger and far less invasive than mudjacking. Polyurethane foam has a remarkable lifting power compared to its weight; because of this, less material is needed to complete the job. Polyurethane foam is strong enough to support a concrete slab supporting just about any load. Polyurethane foam can lift everything from home foundation slabs to industrial and commercial buildings and even highways! 

Polyurethane Concrete Lifting is Long-Lasting

Another common question we get at BC Concrete Lifting is, how long does polyurethane concrete lifting last? No one wants to invest in a temporary fix that doesn't solve the problem. Generally, polyurethane foam jacking is a permanent solution to sunken slabs. Polyurethane foam will last for literal lifetimes and beyond. It is hydrophobic, which means it is not affected by water in the soil and will not deteriorate over time. Polyurethane foam doesn't break down in extreme temperatures and is resistant to other environmental factors. Once cured, it is a completely inert and solid material resistant to water, insects, rodents, and erosion. When you have your concrete slabs lifted with polyurethane foam, it is very unlikely you will ever need to have the work done again.

At BC Concrete Lifting, we provide innovative and long-lasting solutions to sunken and settled concrete slabs. Polyurethane concrete lifting is a safe, strong and environmentally friendly way to raise settled concrete slabs and extend their life span. Our concrete lifting services are available to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and municipal clients. We know that lifting and levelling concrete with polyurethane foam is the most effective method available. If you have sunken or settled concrete slabs on your property, contact us today! We'll get them lifted in no time!