Concrete problems can be annoying and frustrating. Maybe the stairs up to your home or business have begun to settle and they sink more each year. Or maybe your garage floor is sinking and it is causing water to pool in your garage, ruining your possessions. Maybe your patio is tilting and uncomfortable to spend time on. Concrete sinking can range from annoying to dangerous. Trip hazards are the number one cause of injury in homes, and sinking concrete is a huge culprit. Luckily, there are contractors who are trained to help you fix your concrete. And although many people believe the only option is to tear out the old concrete and replace it, there are other options available.
Polyurethane foam is a great, environmentally-safe, cost-effective option for concrete raising and leveling. Instead of completely tearing out old concrete and replacing it, simply use polyfoam to raise the concrete back to its original level. The process is pretty simple. When concrete sinks and settles, it is because of voids beneath the concrete. Soil is eroded away and the concrete slowly falls into the holes left behind. With polyfoam we drill small holes into the concrete and inject expanding polyfoam beneath the concrete and into the voids below. The polyfoam expands and fills the void, lifting the concrete back into its original position. It has many applications including:
We here at Foundation Systems of West Virginia offer concrete repair services, including polyfoam installation. Besides concrete replacement, polyfoam is also a better option than mudjacking. An older method of concrete repair, mudjacking used much larger holes for injection, more holes for injection, and heavy equipment that caused damage to lawns. On top of that, it was messier and had to set for a while before the area could be used. With polyfoam, you can almost immediately use the area again. The clean up is simple, as well. If you’re looking for a better alternative for concrete repair, give us a call today! We can provide you with a free inspection and estimate. Contact us for more information.