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Repair or Replace Settled Concrete Slabs: Which is better?

Repair or Replace Settled Concrete Slabs: Which is better?

Concrete is the most regularly used material in construction projects worldwide. As a building material, concrete is strong and long-lasting, but it isn't invincible. Sunken and settled concrete slabs can be costly to replace; luckily, there is an alternative! Polyurethane concrete levelling, or foam jacking, is a cost-effective way to raise sunken and settled concrete slabs back to their original position without replacing them. Polyurethane concrete levelling (or foam jacking) is an innovative, fast and efficient method that uses polyurethane foam to lift the sunken concrete slab back to its original position. But why should you consider foam jacking over pouring a new concrete slab? There are many reasons, let us tell you!

More people are choosing foam jacking as an alternative to concrete replacement. Foam jacking is an ideal option because repairing sunken slabs is significantly less than the cost of replacing them. Polyurethane concrete levelling requires less labour and takes less time than replacement, saving you money. Foam jacking is also more environmentally friendly than replacement because raised concrete slabs don't end up in landfills. The polyurethane foam used is also made partly of recycled materials. It doesn't contain toxic chemicals that can seep into the soil or surrounding groundwater over time, further reducing environmental impact.

Polyurethane concrete lifting is faster and easier than concrete replacement; smaller projects can be completed in as little as a few hours. Foam jacking is the cleanest and most efficient concrete lifting and levelling process. The lifted area can be ready for use almost immediately after the work is complete. When a new concrete slab is poured, the area cannot be used for a few days. Polyurethane concrete levelling eliminates that wait time. Foam jacking is noninvasive, and no heavy equipment is required to complete the job. Polyurethane foam can lift and level sunken and settled concrete slabs quickly and easily. 

Having concrete slabs lifted with polyurethane foam is a long-lasting alternative to slab replacement. Polyurethane foam is water-resistant and will not break down over time if groundwater is present. In most cases, polyurethane concrete levelling is a permanent solution to sunken slabs, saving you money on future repair costs. Polyurethane foam for concrete lifting is also extremely strong. Polyurethane is used frequently for highway repairs because of its impressive strength and quick application. The polyurethane foam we use has been specifically developed for raising and supporting concrete slabs and has a great track record as a long-lasting and high-performance repair solution.

If you are looking for a superior alternative to traditional concrete lifting methods like mudjacking, then foam jacking is the method for you! With many advantages over mudjacking and concrete replacement, polyurethane concrete lifting will save you time and money. Foam jacking is an environmentally friendly and cost-effective solution for lifting sunken or settled concrete slabs.

At BC Concrete Lifting, we specialize in foam jacking. Foam jacking, or polyurethane concrete levelling, is preferred for people who need to lift and level sunken and settled concrete slabs. We work with homeowners, business owners and municipalities to lift and level sidewalks, walkways, driveways, patios, garage floors, pool decks, basement floors, factory and warehouse floors and even highways and roadways! Our team has over 15 years of experience in the concrete and construction industries. With our understanding of building processes and knowing how the temperamental Canadian climate can affect concrete slabs, we know we can help provide you with the best solution for raising sunken concrete slabs. Contact us today!