Why foam lifting is the best way to fix sunken concrete

Is uneven concrete becoming a tripping hazard around your home? With the help of foam lifting, you can fix the problem without having to install new concrete. Replacing concrete is expensive, time-consuming, and disruptive. Foam lifting is quick, long-lasting, and an excellent investment. It’s superior to other concrete levelling methods and the best way to restore the appearance and safety of concrete driveways, walkways, pool decks, patios, and more.

Sentry Concrete Solutions in Altona, Manitoba are experts in concrete levelling using foam lifting. In addition, they offer cracked concrete repair and concrete sealing services to homeowners and businesses in the Greater Winnipeg Area. Keep reading to learn more about foam lifting and it’s benefits.

How it works

Concrete slabs sink when the soil underneath shrinks, settles or washes away. This lack of soil causes the slab to sink. Once this happens, the surface is uneven and can crack. A high-density foam called PolyLevel is injected below the slab’s surface to raise sunken concrete. As it expands, it stabilizes and lifts the sunken concrete.

PolyLevel is faster

One of the main reasons homeowners prefer foam lifting to mudjacking or slab-jacking is the speed. PolyLevel foam injection cures in just 15 minutes! On the other hand, mudjacking and slab-jacking need at least 24 hours. That’s 24 hours that you cannot use your driveway, walkway, pool deck, or patio. The beauty of foam lifting is that it fixes the problem fast, without derailing the rest of your day.

PolyLevel weighs less

Mudjacking is heavier—much heavier. Whereas PolyLevel weighs only 2 lbs per cubic foot, mudjacking weighs as much as 100 lbs per cubic foot. This weight is a problem and affects the lift’s longevity. Because mudjacking is substantially heavier, it can actually cause the concrete to sink. The whole slab sinks again as the mud compresses the ground underneath it. Consequently, you may find yourself having to fix the same problem very soon.

PolyLevel requires smaller holes

Both foam lifting and mudjacking require drilling holes into your existing concrete. Foam or mud is injected below the slab through these holes. Since they are drilled into your driveway, walkway, patio, or other concrete feature, the holes should be as small as possible. With foam lifting, the hole is the size of a penny. Whereas the holes for mudjacking are the size of a quarter.

PolyLevel lasts longer

Mudjacking needs to be replaced every 2-5 years. However, correctly maintained foam lifting lasts much longer. This is because foam lifting is stronger and waterproof. Because PolyLevel expands so well, it reaches areas beneath the slab inaccessible to mudjacking. Foam lifting saves you money in the long term.

Concrete Lifting in Winnipeg

Sentry Concrete Solutions are based in Altona, Manitoba—just south of Winnipeg. They have been servicing the Greater Winnipeg Area and all of southern Manitoba since 2008. Using innovative concrete levelling technologies, such as PolyLevel, they provide long-lasting concrete repairs to residential and commercial clients.

Contact Sentry Concrete Solutions today for your free estimate!

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