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The Benefits of Using Polyurethane Foam to Lift Concrete

The Benefits of Using Polyurethane Foam to Lift Concrete

Now that the snow has begun to melt, you might be noticing the concrete slabs around your home or business are cracked, settled or sunken. Sunken and settled slabs aren't just eyesores; they are safety risks! If the spring melt is causing your concrete to sink and settle, then it might be time to think about polyurethane concrete lifting. Polyurethane concrete raising, also known as foam jacking or slab jacking, works by expanding and filling in cracks and voids below your sunken slab. The benefits of using polyurethane foam to lift concrete are numerous. Read on to learn about the perks, and you'll see why many people choose polyurethane foam to lift their sunken and settled concrete!

This is one of the best benefits of foam jacking. Polyurethane foam is an environmentally friendly product made partly from recycled materials. The foam doesn't contain any harsh or toxic chemicals that will seep into the ground around it and pollute the soil and groundwater. Polyurethane foam is resistant to the elements. Polyurethane foam will not break down over time and can last for hundreds of years! Polyurethane concrete lifting also keeps old concrete slabs out of landfills. Foam jacking is an efficient and effective repair method. It eliminates the need to pour a new concrete slab if your current one is still in good condition but has begun to settle. 

Lifting concrete with polyurethane foam is an innovative process that has changed how concrete levelling is done. Foam jacking is a quick and easy process. The first step is to drill small 5/8 inch holes through the top of the slab. After the holes are drilled, polyurethane foam is injected, filling the voids and raising the slab from below. Once the foam is injected, it takes just a few hours to cure, and for smaller jobs, we can complete the work in a few hours. Foam jacking doesn't require any heavy machinery, so you don't have to worry about potential damage to your landscaping. Polyurethane foam allows contractors to lift sunken slabs with minimal interruptions. Other methods like mudjacking can be very messy and time-consuming, adding to labour costs. These are not concerns with foam jacking. 

Polyurethane foam is strong; it can support up to 4,000 pounds per square foot, making it the strongest concrete repair method available! Since this polyurethane foam has been specifically designed to lift concrete, it can support the weight of almost any type of concrete slab. It is so strong that it is often used to lift entire commercial properties, highways and roadways. On top of polyurethane being incredibly strong, it is also a durable repair option for sunken slabs. Polyurethane foam is water-resistant, so excess groundwater won't cause it to break down over time. Foam jacking is permanent in most cases so you will save money on repair costs in the future. The materials used in mudjacking can be affected by the same issues that cause the concrete to settle in the first place and usually only last a few years. Polyurethane foam can last lifetimes, making foam jacking the superior concrete lifting and levelling method.

Concrete levelling with polyurethane foam has many benefits; it's easy to see why it has become the preferred method of raising sunken slabs. Foam jacking is environmentally friendly, quick, easy and cost-effective. The price will vary with the size of the job, but as a general rule, it is cheaper to lift concrete than it is to replace it. At Sanremo Poly-Foam, we focus on the environmental effects of our products. We have become well known for our environmentally friendly options to traditional concrete raising methods. We have committed ourselves to using the most environmentally friendly products and practices in everything we do, from our work practices to our products. Our goal is to help you lift and level your concrete with minimal environmental impact. If you have sunken and settled slabs that need lifting, contact us! We'll get you level again in no time.