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Lifting Concrete - A Precise and Permanent Solution

Posted by Kreg Thornley on Apr 11, 2024 10:00:00 AM

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Body - Lifting Concrete - A Precise and Permanent SolutionDo you have sinking or uneven concrete slabs around your home? Not only can they be an eyesore, but uneven walkways, driveways, and patios can also create tripping hazards and lead to costly accidents. Many homeowners assume their only option is to rip out the old concrete and pour new slabs. However, professional slab lifting offers a much better solution. Lifting concrete is a precise, permanent fix without the chaos and cost of ripping out and replacing old slabs. Keep reading to discover why slab lifting with polyurethane foam is the smart choice.

Concrete Leveling with Pinpoint Accuracy

The latest slab lifting techniques utilize expanding polyurethane foam to raise concrete slabs. Technicians drill small holes in the slab and inject the foam underneath. As the foam expands, it fills all the gaps and voids under the slab, providing stability and support as it gently lifts the slab back into place. Experienced technicians can control the process to within 1/8 inch of the desired height, ensuring you get a slab that is level, smooth, and seamlessly matches the surrounding concrete. In contrast, old-fashioned mudjacking is far less precise.

A Permanent Fix That Lasts for Decades

In addition to being more accurate, slab lifting with polyurethane is also more durable. The special polymers used are lightweight yet incredibly strong. They lock into place, providing permanent stability that won't sink, sag, or wash out over time. In fact, polyurethane is stronger than the bedrock underneath your home! On the other hand, the heavy cement-based slurry used in mudjacking is prone to erosion, shrinkage, and cracking which can cause your slab to become uneven again. Rather than settling for a temporary fix, choose a permanent solution.

Fast, Clean, and Environmentally-Friendly

Moreover, slab lifting with polyurethane foam is less disruptive than pouring new concrete. You won't have to wait for days as the concrete hardens since the foam cures to 90% strength in just 15 minutes. This means your slab can be back in service the same day. The holes needed for injecting foam are also much smaller than those for pumping heavy cement, resulting in a cleaner and less intrusive process. Furthermore, you can feel good knowing that Alchatek's polyurethane foams are NSF-certified to meet strict environmental standards.

Find a Qualified Slab Lifting Contractor

Ultimately, the key to a successful concrete lifting project is hiring experienced professionals. At Alchatek, we work with experienced slab lifting contractors across the world. Our partners use industry-leading products and techniques to deliver outstanding results for homeowners like you.

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