Concrete can start to sink due to soil erosion, settling, and compaction. Sometimes this happens from the freezing and thawing that occurs during the winter. Basically, if a space forms between the concrete and the soil, it may start to sink down. Does this mean you need a concrete replacement for your walkway, patio or driveway? No, it does not. Concrete lifting is an eco-friendly, cost-effective alternative.
Polylevel Alberta Corp. in Edmonton shares answers to some frequently asked questions about concrete lifting.
What is concrete lifting?
Concrete lifting, also known as foam-jacking, is the process of filling that gap beneath the slab of concrete that is causing it to sink. Small holes are drilled into the concrete. Then a polyurethane foam is injected in those holes to fill the gap and it lifts the concrete so it’s level. Then the holes are filled so they are not noticeable. After that, the concrete will be stable.
How long will it take?
Concrete lifting usually takes a few hours to complete, start to finish. If you were to replace your driveway entirely, you would have to remove the old concrete and install new, then wait for it to cure, with the whole process taking days or weeks. With concrete lifting, you can walk on it immediately and park your car on your driveway just 15 minutes after the work is complete. That’s how fast it cures!
Is concrete lifting it expensive?
Concrete lifting costs a fraction of the cost of a full concrete replacement. Your cost will be determined by how much polyurethane product is required for the specific job, and the amount of time it takes the contractors. So, if you have several areas that need lifting, it will cost more than one small area – but still far cheaper than a concrete installation.
What product will be used?
PolyLevel Alberta uses the PolyLevel® system. This is an expanding polyurethane foam that is made from environmentally-friendly material that is waterproof and will stand the test of time. That means no harmful chemicals will be leached into the surrounding soil. This product is available exclusively from PolyLevel Alberta.
Can I lift concrete floors located inside my house?
Yes. If you have an interior concrete floor that is cracked or sinking, you can have them repaired through this process. Check for unlevel floors or separations in doorways. If left unfixed, these issues can start causing serious damage to your home. PolyLevel will use a gentle technique that can raise your interior floor back to its proper position. Connect with PolyLevel Alberta to learn more.
Concrete Lifting in Edmonton
At PolyLevel Alberta Corp., re-leveling, repairing and sealing concrete slabs is their specialty! Using their PolyLevel Foam, they lift driveways, garage pads or your entire garage, sidewalks, warehouses, and virtually any concrete pad. They can also seal all your concrete joints and cracks and offer a lineup of exclusive products will extend the remaining life of your concrete by up to 3 to 5 times!.
If you have sinking concrete around your home, get in touch with PolyLevel Alberta Corp. today!