Are You in Need of Concrete Lifting at Your Alpharetta, GA, Home?
Concrete lifting has been around for many years, however, it wasn’t until more recently that foundation repair and specialty construction companies started to offer this service to residential customers. Engineered Solutions of Georgia is a full-service foundation repair company specializing in a number of geotechnical and structural engineering services. We’re proud to serve homeowners in Alpharetta and surrounding areas, offering a wide range of foundation repair services including concrete lifting.
What Is Concrete Lifting & Why Might I Need It?
Just as the name suggests, concrete lifting is a process by which a cement-like mixture or polyurethane foam is used to lift a concrete slab that has settled unevenly. Concrete slabs that are off-kilter, sagging, or lifting can pose a tripping hazard if they are in a walkway, can cause serious structural damage if they abut against a home’s foundation, and can even allow moisture or rodents to get beneath them, leading to further issues. Concrete lifting is similar to a hydraulic application in which water or another fluid is used to lift a heavy object. To perform concrete lifting, a series of strategically placed holes are drilled into the concrete slab and the lifting material is pumped in until the concrete returns to a level position. Concrete lifting is actually a more effective remedy than having new concrete poured because the latter fails to address the underlying issue. Nine times out of ten, if you pour a new concrete slab, over time, it will begin to sink or shift just like the old one did. However, concrete lifting fills the voids in the underlying soil structures and reinforces the concrete slab so that it remains in a level position.
Stand on Solid Ground With ESOG
Concrete lifting is just one of the many geotechnical repair services we offer here at Engineered Solutions of Georgia, and our experienced team has encountered just about every situation of concrete settling you can imagine. When you partner with us to repair a sunken concrete slab at your Alpharetta-area home, we’ll proudly back our work with a 10-year warranty to ensure your peace of mind. Contact us today to get started.