When concrete slabs settle or sink, it can cause significant damage to the concrete and surface. Whether the concrete slab is the foundation of a home, or several slabs are used to create a driveway, sinking due to soil erosion or compaction can cause extensive damage. Slab jacking offers a solution to raise and level concrete slabs, even those supporting large structures, without replacing the concrete. At Advance Concrete Lifting and Leveling, we offer slab jacking using polymer injections, a permanent solution to leveling and lifting concrete.
Slab jacking, also referred to as mudjacking, uses the concept of lifting concrete slabs by pumping cement under the concrete through drilled holes to lift and give it support. Our slab jacking method is similar, but uses polyurethane foam. It has many advantages over the cement mixture used in mudjacking. Some of these advantages include:
- Polyurethane lasts longer than the cement used in mudjacking
- Polymer injections are better for concrete with heavier loads
- Polyurethane cures quickly; surfaces can be used the same day, this is preferable over cement that needs to cure 1-2 days
- The holes drilled into the slabs are smaller, doing less damage to the concrete
Our slab jacking method can be used on most concrete slab applications for leveling, lifting and repairing. This includes walkways, foundations, driveways, patios, pool decks and more.
Restoration for Concrete Slab Foundations
One of the best examples of slab jacking is leveling a concrete foundation that has settled. Polyurethane foam is lightweight yet is extremely strong and durable when used to lift and level foundation slabs. It binds with the soil underneath the slab and expands to lift the concrete and structure. Once cured, which usually takes less than a half hour, it creates a solid base for the concrete and protects it from moisture, pests and chemicals. It can last for decades, offering a suitable and affordable solution for restoring concrete slab foundations.
If you have unlevel or sinking concrete at your home or business in the Atlanta area, contact Advance Concrete Lifting and Leveling today. We offer effective and durable slab jacking using polyurethane for your foundation, walkway, driveway or patio.