Concrete Raising & Leveling
When water soaks the soil it can cause the soil to shift and move. This can create voids underneath the concrete slab and when this happens, your surface will slowly begin to shift and move into the void creating cracks, gaps or separation, sloping or uneven floors.
Why Does Concrete Settle?
Concrete settlement is caused by several factors: dry and hot conditions, plumbing leaks, and changes in the moisture content. See a few reasons below on why settlement occurs
Hot and dry weather conditions are the major cause of soil shrinkage. The soil beneath the concrete slab dries due to lack of moisture. When this happens, it creates a void underneath the slab. With enough stress and time, the concrete will began to form cracks on the surface.
Fluctuating moisture levels in the soil underneath the slab can cause damages on the surface. Poor surface drainage can cause over saturated soil. Excess moisture can damage the foundation by weakening the soil and reducing the ability to support the foundation. Soils with low moisture levels can lead to soil shrinkage.
Soil that is not properly compacted can consolidate beneath the slab and form a void. This problem makes the slab prone to cracks and settlements into the void.
Where Is Concrete Leveling Needed?
Homeowners, property owners and municipalities may experience concrete becoming uneven on:
- Basement Floors
- Concrete Floors
- Loading docks
- Pool Decks
- Concrete Stairs
The Solutions: Mudjacking & Polyjacking
Mudjacking is a cost-effective, reliable alternative to replacing concrete
Mudjacking, also referred to as slabjacking, concrete raising or pressure grouting, is the process of raising concrete slabs by hydraulically pumping a grout mixture, usually sand-based material infused with cement, under the slab of concrete.
Polyjacking is a newer method of repairing sinking concrete slabs by injecting polyurethane underneath the slab. This method can be completed faster than mudjacking, more effcient, the material lightweight, and water resistant.
If you need concrete slabs raised and leveled, get in contact with the local concrete leveling experts at Affordable Mudjacking Concrete Lifting. Free estimates are available!