When the soil around your home or business settles and causes concrete to slope, sag, or crack, there are two main repair options to consider: mudjacking or polyurethane foaming. Since both methods lift, level, and stabilize concrete to prevent the cost and effort of replacement, which method is better?
A traditional and proven approach for sinking concrete has been a process called mudjacking. Mudjacking lifts concrete back to its intended position by hydraulically pumping a specialized cement mixture into 2” holes that have been drilled into the slab. The locations for the holes are strategically placed for the best lift. Once the cement mix begins to dry and increase pressure, the concrete lifts to its original position and the holes are patched. Within a day or two, normal use can resume. Mudjacking is typically less expensive per square foot, but the cement mix cannot fill cracks as efficiently as foaming or bear as much weight as the polyurethane. For these reasons, the repair is often temporary.
Polyurethane Foam Lifting and Leveling
Innovations in technology and material have resulted in advancements in concrete repair. Using the same injection method as mudjacking, polyurethane foam rapidly expands to fill the cracks and voids beneath the surface to lift and raise the concrete. Among its many benefits, polyurethane has the advantage of being a longer lasting solution. Here are a few other reasons that foam lifting has become the state-of-the art approach and preferred choice for concrete leveling:
- Fewer holes to drill and patch saves time and money
- Smaller holes are easier to repair
- Smaller holes mean faster, quieter drilling
- No loud equipment is needed
- The material cures almost immediately
- No downtime for foot or vehicle traffic
- Minimizes resettlement of the soil
- The material is waterproof
When you need to repair sinking, sloping, or settling concrete around your home or business, call on Advance Concrete Lifting and Leveling. Our innovated polymer injection technique is durable, affordable, and environmentally friendly. Call us today to discuss your concrete problem.
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