Poly Lifting Offers a Long-Lasting Solution for Atlanta, GA, Homeowners
Homeowners in the Atlanta, Georgia, area who are dealing with sinking concrete slabs have historically had two options. The first is to remove the failing slab and have new concrete poured. The second is to lift the concrete slab back up to a level position through a process known as mudjacking, that entails pumping a cement-like grout underneath the sunken slab. However, both of these techniques have their shortcomings. Depending on the location of the concrete, pouring a new slab may not be feasible. What’s more, if the underlying conditions that caused the original slab to sink are not addressed, it won’t be long before the new slab begins to sink as well. While mudjacking is often a better solution than pouring new concrete, one of the main problems with traditional mudjacking is that the weight of the cement-like grout mixture combined with the weight of the concrete slab can cause the slab to sink even further if the soil beneath it is not able to support the load.
The Benefits of a Poly Lift System
Here at Engineered Solutions of Georgia, we provide homeowners in the Atlanta area with a third option for repairing failing concrete slabs—poly lifting. This method is more effective than traditional concrete leveling techniques and offers a number of unique benefits. For instance, poly lifting is more cost-effective than having new concrete poured. It’s also less invasive and can be performed much more quickly. The polyurethane foam used in a poly lift system is also incredibly strong; just one square foot of the cured foam is able to support a load of more than 10,000 pounds. Unlike the grout used in traditional mudjacking which can take a full day to cure, the polyurethane foam used for poly lifting cures within minutes of being injected. Moreover, once the foam is cured, it is impervious to water infiltration, whereas the cement-like grout used in mudjacking can erode over time if exposed to water.
More Reasons Why We Recommend Our Poly Lift System
As a team of geotechnical experts and structural engineers with close to two decades of industry experience, ESOG specializes in poly lifting for residential applications. Poly lifting is an efficient, cost-effective, and eco-friendly concrete remediation solution that is more cost-effective than mudjacking.
Here is what the poly lifting process entails: our design-build team injects a polyurethane foam through small, coin-sized holes that are drilled into the sunken concrete and then patches the holes to complete the repair. The entire process is non-invasive and significantly faster than traditional mudjacking. We can typically finish a poly lifting project in a day or less, which means you’ll be able to use your newly leveled patio or driveway in no time. You may be also pleased to learn, the polyurethane foam for our poly lift system is environmentally friendly. Any excess foam can be easily and cleanly disposed of and will release no harmful chemicals into the environment.
Contact Us to Learn More
As a company committed to delivering honest geotechnical solutions for homeowners, we believe that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” If your problem can be addressed without having to pay for our poly lifting system, we will definitely tell you that. What’s more, any solution we devise, whether for leveling concrete, foundation repair, or any of the property improvement services we offer, will be the most cost-effective solution for your soil conditions. To learn more about the benefits of poly lifting over traditional concrete repair methods, contact the professionals at Engineered Solutions of Georgia. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation at your Atlanta-area home at a time that’s convenient for you.