Advance Concrete vs. Mudjacking

Dealing with sinking and unlevel concrete slabs is a common headache, often resulting in hazardous and unattractive walkways, porches, patios, and other concrete surfaces. For years, mudjacking has been the go-to solution for raising these slabs without resorting to complete replacement. However, there exists an alternative that brings a wealth of advantages and superior results. That alternative is polymer injection, expertly provided by Advance Concrete Lifting and Leveling.

Our team’s experience, expertise, and authority in lifting and leveling concrete enable us to offer polymer injection services that surpass the capabilities of traditional mudjacking. The benefits are evident in the improved aesthetics, safety, and durability of your concrete surfaces.

The fundamental principle behind both mudjacking and polymer injection remains similar. It involves drilling holes in the concrete slab to access the area underneath, followed by pumping a filler solution through these holes to raise and level the slab while providing essential support. However, the key difference lies in the materials utilized.

While mudjacking relies on a cement mixture, we opt for a specialized polyurethane foam blend in our polymer injection technique. This choice brings significant advantages, including enhanced stability, quicker curing times and minimal environmental impact. The polyurethane foam not only efficiently lifts and levels the concrete but also provides long-lasting support that withstands the test of time.

The advantages of polymer injection extend beyond immediate results. Unlike traditional mudjacking, which can be messy and time-consuming, our polymer injection process is clean, efficient, and minimally invasive. This means less disruption to your property and quicker restoration of functionality to your concrete surfaces.

By choosing Advance Concrete Lifting and Leveling’s polymer injection services, you’re not just addressing current concrete issues; you’re investing in a durable, eco-friendly solution that enhances the overall quality and longevity of your concrete structures. Experience the difference with our expert approach, where cutting-edge techniques meet lasting results for your peace of mind and satisfaction.

Polymer Injection vs. Hydraulic Cement

Polymer injection for concrete raising uses a light foam that cures quickly to create a solid, long-lasting concrete surface under concrete slabs. Hydraulic cement will also lift concrete, but it is much heavier and requires additional time to cure and harden. Some of the advantages of using polymer injection over cement include:

  • Smaller holes drilled in the concrete
  • Polyurethane is a fraction of the weight of concrete
  • Polyurethane cures in about 15 minutes, while cement can take 1-2 days before it hardens
  • Slabs are ready for use as soon as we complete the project
  • Polyurethane foam creates an eco-friendly barrier against moisture, pests, chemicals and erosion

This method can be used on most concrete slab surfaces that need lifting. Advance Concrete Lifting and Leveling can repair concrete driveways, walkways, basements, concrete surfaces, pool decks, patios and other surfaces that have settled and need lifting. If you live in the greater Atlanta area, contact our team to learn more about our concrete lifting and repair services to improve the function and appearance of your concrete surfaces.