Benefits of Concrete Lifting

Lifted sidewalk slabConcrete lifting, also known as slabjacking or concrete leveling, is a process that raises sunken or sloping concrete foundations. This is a common problem, especially in older buildings or areas with shifting soils. Concrete lifting can help prevent further damage to the foundation and improve the aesthetics of the property.

Traditionally, mudjacking has been the go-to method for concrete lifting. However, there are several drawbacks to this method. Mudjacking involves drilling holes into the concrete slab and injecting a mixture of water, soil, and cement to raise it. The mixture can be messy, and the hardened grout is prone to erosion, which can cause the slab to sink again.

Polylifting, on the other hand, uses polyurethane foam to lift the slab. This method provides several benefits over mudjacking, making it a superior alternative.

Advantages of Polylifting for Concrete Leveling

One of the key benefits of polylifting is that it requires smaller injection holes than mudjacking. The holes are only about the size of a penny, which means less disruption to the slab and surrounding area. The polyurethane foam is injected into the holes and expands to fill the voids beneath the slab, lifting it back into place.

Another benefit of polylifting is the quick curing time of the polyurethane foam. It takes only about 15 minutes for the foam to settle and harden, compared to the 24 hours needed for mudjacking grout. Any excess foam can be easily wiped away, leaving a clean surface.

Polylifting also provides longer-lasting ground support than mudjacking grout. The polyurethane foam can support a load of more than 10,000 pounds, and it will never lose density or shrink over time. This means that the slab will remain level and stable for many years, even in areas with shifting soils.

In addition, polyurethane foam is impervious to erosion and insect infestation, unlike mudjacking grout. This means that the foam will not break down or degrade over time, ensuring that the slab remains level and stable for the long term.

Overall, polylifting is a superior alternative to mudjacking for concrete lifting. It provides better value, requires less disruption to the slab and surrounding area, and provides longer-lasting ground support. If you need a concrete slab lifted at your property, consider polylifting as a superior alternative to mudjacking.

Concrete Lifting Services From Geotechnical Experts

Engineered Solutions of Georgia has been offering professional structural engineering and geotechnical services to homeowners in the metropolitan Atlanta area since 2006. We specialize in providing a long-lasting solution for unlevel driveways, sidewalks, porches, and more with our polylifting service. Our team has over 150 years of collective experience in the industry, and we stand behind our polylifting work with a five-year warranty to give you complete peace of mind. To learn more about our services, don’t hesitate to contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia today.

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“Everyone was professional, from the estimator to the workers who pumped the concrete. My worry was the heating and air conditioning ducts also in the slab. They monitored the ductwork with cameras during the operation to ensure concrete did not ooze into the ductwork. I was a Nervous Nelly during the procedure and the guys were so professional and reassuring. Great job!”

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