What is Foam Jacking?
With spring on the way, you might notice that the concrete around your home doesn't look as good as last year. The natural freeze/thaw cycle can wreak havoc on concrete slabs. Concrete is a solid material, and concrete slabs should support a building for many years, but that doesn't mean they are invincible. Sunken and settled concrete is a common problem that homeowners and business owners face. Sometimes it can be hard to notice the signs of settlement early on, but you will eventually see them once the problem has worsened. The signs include floor cracks, uneven sidewalks and driveways, sinking foundation walls, doors and windows that stick and walls that might be bulging in certain areas. When concrete settles, it's not just your curb appeal that suffers. Luckily we have an innovative solution! Foam jacking with polyurethane! But what is foam jacking? We're here to tell you.
So what is foam jacking? Foam jacking is a method that uses polyurethane foam to raise sunken and settled concrete slabs. Foam jacking is sometimes called slab jacking, and it is a superior alternative to mudjacking. Foam jacking has many benefits over the traditional mudjacking method. It is an efficient solution; the polyurethane foam used in foam jacking expands and hardens within seconds of injection and leaves little chance that the slab will continue to settle. The polyurethane foam used is engineered to lift and support concrete slabs. This strength makes foam jacking a more reliable option for fixing your concrete than mudjacking. Mudjacking methods use old concrete to fill in new holes, which can cause cracks. Foam jacking uses new materials so that it will last longer! Foam jacking doesn't require any heavy equipment, so there is minimal disruption to your property. It is a cost-effective solution to lift and level sunken concrete slabs. It can be used for several applications like swimming pools, driveways, patios, steps and stairs, sidewalks, garage floors, basements, and even highways!
The foam jacking process is quick and easy. First, small holes are drilled into the top of the slab. Then, the polyurethane foam is injected below the slab. The polyurethane foam expands quickly to fill any voids beneath the concrete and raise the slab back to its original position. Once the work is completed, the holes are filled, and the area can be used that same day! Foam Jacking can be done on your timeline without interrupting your day-to-day activities. It takes less time than traditional methods like mudjacking so that you can get back to business quicker. For smaller jobs, the work can be completed in a few hours! The efficiency and benefits make foam jacking the best and most effective alternative to mudjacking or concrete replacement.
Foam jacking is an excellent alternative to traditional concrete lifting methods. It provides long-lasting results, and it's environmentally friendly! The polyurethane foam we use is made partly of recycled materials and manufactured without harsh chemicals that can potentially pollute the ground. Polyurethane foam is resistant to the elements, so it won't degrade over time. Foam jacking also eliminates concrete waste; since the slab isn't being replaced, it won't end up in a landfill!
Foam jacking is also extremely long-lasting. It can last lifetimes! That's much longer than mud jacking, making it an economical choice for your business or home. On top of its long lifespan, the recessed areas won't sink again after they've been lifted with our foam jacking method because of how solid and stable the new ground is. If you have a sunken slab, foam jacking is hands down the best way to fix it.
At BC Concrete Lifting, we offer professional polyurethane foam concrete lifting services for residential, commercial and industrial properties. We can lift any sunken slab, including driveways, sidewalks, patios, pool decks, etc. Our team uses industry-leading techniques and highly trained staff for all projects. We take pride in every step of the job, from the assessment to estimate to the completion of your project. We also provide one of the best industry warranties, so you have the peace of mind that if anything goes wrong, we'll fix it! Contact us today if you have sunken concrete on your property and would like to learn more about foam jacking or get an estimate!