Summer is in full swing! If you have a pool or a patio, you've probably been using them to enjoy the warm weather. But you also may be noticing your patio or pool deck is starting to show its age. Wet spring conditions and dry summer weather can wreak havoc on your concrete slabs. Being exposed to excess water and too dry conditions can cause concrete slabs to sink and settle, resulting in uneven surfaces and cracks. Don't worry, though; we have an easy fix! The experts at BC Concrete Lifting can repair your sunken and settled concrete slabs so you can enjoy your pool deck or patio without the worry of injury. Polyurethane concrete lifting, also known as foam jacking or foam jacking, is the best method available to lift sunken pool decks or patios back into their original position! Keep reading to learn more!
Concrete is a strong building material, but it's not invincible. Concrete slabs can sink and settle for a number of reasons. The most common reasons are excess moisture present in the soil and poor soil compaction during construction. Sunken and settled concrete slabs can create tripping hazards, which are especially dangerous around pools. Homeowners can be liable for injuries caused by sunken concrete on their properties. Sunken concrete slabs don't just pose hazards to people; they can also cause water to pool around your foundation and cause serious structural damage to your home. To avoid these tripping hazards and foundation issues, it is essential to have sunken and settled slabs raised as soon as possible.
Polyurethane foam is the ideal option for concrete lifting and levelling because it's strong, lightweight and durable. The polyurethane foam expands to fill voids and holes beneath your patio or pool deck, creating a usually permanent solution to settled concrete slabs. Our polyurethane foam is also environmentally friendly! It's made of partly recycled materials and doesn't contain toxic chemicals, and once cured, it is completely inert. This makes polyurethane foam perfect to use in areas that are frequented by people or pets, like your backyard. Polyurethane foam is also moisture resistant, making it ideal for use around pools or areas that get frequent rain. Polyurethane foam can also withstand the elements and resist shrinking, warping or cracking. These benefits make polyurethane foam concrete lifting superior to more traditional concrete lifting methods like mudjacking.
Polyurethane concrete lifting is a quick and efficient process. We can complete the job in as little as a day for smaller jobs like patios and pool decks. That means you won't have to wait long to enjoy your outdoor space! We start by drilling small 5/8 holes in the top of the sunken concrete slab. The polyurethane foam is then injected into the voids below the slab, where it expands and lifts it back to its original position. Once the slab is level, we then patch the holes, and the work is done! Clean-up is fast and easy because there is no excavating or digging involved. We don't require any heavy equipment for this process, so you won't have to worry about your yard or landscaping being damaged! Our polyurethane concrete lifting process can be used for many residential applications, such as driveways, walkways, sidewalks, basement floors and garage floors!
Polyurethane foam is the ideal solution for raising sunken slabs on your property. Settled pool decks and patios can be lifted quickly, efficiently and affordably! If your patio or pool deck is looking a little worse for wear, we can make it look like new again in no time with polyurethane foam. At BC Concrete Lifting, we specialize in polyurethane concrete lifting and levelling. If you notice sunken or settled concrete slabs around your property, contact us today! We'll have them level again in no time!