There are few things more important for cities and towns than ensuring that your roads and sidewalks are safe for your citizens. Concrete is often used for municipal infrastructure because it's durable and long-lasting. However, over time concrete slabs can sink and settle, causing hazards to residents. Having a plan to handle problems with settling concrete slabs helps ensure that the places where people walk and drive are fully functional and free from dangers. Replacing concrete can be expensive for municipalities and inconvenient to residents because of detours or out-of-service areas. Fortunately, SanRemo Poly-Foam offers an innovative solution that makes this process quick and easy! Polyurethane concrete lifting! Keep reading to learn why our concrete lifting services are right for your municipality!
Polyurethane concrete lifting, also known as slab jacking, foam jacking and poly-jacking, is the process of raising sunken and settled concrete slabs with polyurethane foam. Small dime-sized holes are drilled into the top of the settled slab, and then polyurethane foam is injected underneath the slab. The polyurethane foam then fills the voids beneath the slab and raises it back to its original level. The holes are then filled, and the work is complete! Polyurethane foam cures quickly; for smaller jobs, the area can be ready for use in a few hours. Although we recommend letting the area set for at least 24 hours for optimal results. Polyurethane concrete lifting is fast and efficient, making it ideal for municipal infrastructure repair!
There are several benefits to lifting concrete with polyurethane foam. First, polyurethane foam is environmentally friendly. It is made partly from recycled materials and contains no toxic chemicals that will potentially leech into the soil or groundwater around the slab. The process is non-invasive and doesn't require any heavy equipment, so there is no worry of causing damage to the environment around the area during the process. Lifting sunken concrete slabs with polyurethane foam keeps old slabs out of landfills! Polyurethane foam concrete lifting is perfect for municipalities who want to reduce their environmental impact!
Another great benefit is that polyurethane foam is durable and long-lasting! In most cases, polyurethane foam is a permanent solution for lifting and levelling sunken concrete slabs. Once it hardens, it becomes completely inert. It will not deteriorate when groundwater is present and is also resistant to the elements. Other methods like mudjacking are not permanent solutions because of the materials used. Polyurethane foam maintains a high density after setting and is impervious to damage from water or chemicals, making it a better solution than mudjacking. This product is also safe for all climates, including extreme heat and cold temperatures. Lifting concrete with polyurethane foam is generally a permanent solution to sunken slabs. This saves municipalities money on maintenance and replacement costs!
Polyurethane concrete lifting is cost-effective due to its quick application time and ability to be used on almost any type of concrete slab – from small cracks in sidewalks to large areas such as highways or roads that have begun to sink or settle. Replacing concrete slabs is far more expensive than having them repaired. The process is quick – the lifting takes only minutes after preparing the area. This is ideal for municipalities because you don't have to worry about roads or sidewalks being out of commission for days or weeks!
At Sanremo Poly-Foam, we work with municipalities in the greater Toronto area, delivering fast and efficient concrete slab repair services. This will lead to not only safer roads, sidewalks and walkways for your citizens but will also result in long-term savings on maintenance costs. Our solutions are accessible, affordable, and environmentally friendly. We can lift your concrete slabs with minimal disruptions to municipal services.
If you're looking to raise sunken and settle concrete slabs, the experts at Sanremo Poly-Foam are here to provide you with an innovative solution that will fit your needs. Contact us today to find out how we can help solve your municipal infrastructure problems!