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What are the Benefits of Polyurethane Foam for Concrete Lifting?

What are the Benefits of Polyurethane Foam for Concrete Lifting?

Sunken and settled concrete is an eyesore; it can also be dangerous. There are many reasons why your concrete slabs are sinking and settling, but how do you fix them? The best way to lift and level sunken concrete is by using polyurethane foam. Polyurethane foam has become one of the most popular environmentally friendly and cost-effective concrete levelling options. At Pacific BC concrete lifting, we specialize in raising sunken and settled concrete with polyurethane foam. So what are the benefits of polyurethane foam for concrete lifting? Read on to find out!

Polyurethane foam concrete lifting, also known as foam jacking, slab jacking, poly jacking and many other names, is a very effective way to lift concrete. In the past, mudjacking was the only way to lift and level these concrete slabs, but many contractors are now using polyurethane foam to lift, and level settled concrete because of its many benefits. 

Polyurethane foam is an innovative product that has changed how concrete levelling is done. Foam jacking only requires drilling a few small holes through the concrete slab. Once the holes have been drilled, the foam is injected, and it raises the concrete slab from beneath. Heavy machinery is not required for this process. This allows contractors to raise concrete slabs quickly with minimal interruptions. Mudjacking requires drilling larger holes and piping a cement slurry into the ground below the slab. The mudajcking process can be very messy and requires extra time, which adds to the cost. This is not an issue with foam jacking. 

Polyurethane foam is also environmentally friendly! It is made partly from recycled materials and doesn't contain any toxic chemicals that can contaminate the soil and groundwater around the slab. Polyurethane foam is exceptionally long-lasting and, in most cases, is a permanent solution to sunken and settled concrete slabs. Lifting and levelling concrete with polyurethane foam keeps old concrete slabs from landfills. Foam jacking eliminates the need to replace concrete slabs if they are still in good condition but have settled. 

Polyurethane foam is also extremely strong; it can support up to 4,000 pounds per square foot! Concrete lifting and levelling projects using polyurethane foam can be completed in as little as one day! This is one of the best advantages of foam jacking. After the foam injection process is complete, the holes are patched, and the concrete slab is ready for use almost immediately. The cost of polyurethane foam concrete raising will vary depending on the size of the job and how much material it requires. Still, as a general rule, foam jacking is less expensive than replacing a concrete slab.

Concrete lifting and levelling with polyurethane foam has many benefits. Foam jacking is quick, easy and cost-effective. The polyurethane foam we use is also eco-friendly, and it doesn't use harmful chemicals during production or installation. Pacific BC Concrete Lifting can lift and re-level settled concrete slabs quickly and efficiently with our foam jacking process. Our expertise and years of experience with concrete lifting and levelling help us ensure that the job is done efficiently and accurately. Pacific BC Concrete Lifting is fully insured and certified. With our history of satisfied customers and competitive pricing, we know we are the right choice for your concrete lifting and levelling needs. Contact the experts at BC Concrete today for a free estimate, and let us get you level again!