Which Concrete Repair Method Is Most Cost-Effective?

park square with gravel compacted paths and concrete sidewalkA concrete driveway or sidewalk can last decades, but that doesn’t mean they won’t need repairs. Depending on the environment, concrete can sustain different types of damage, like chips and cracks. In fact, concrete can become unlevel over time and even sink. The good news is concrete repairs don’t have to cost you a fortune. You can affordably fix minor cracks yourself with epoxy compounds or mortar mixes. In the cases of more extensive damage, however, you’ll likely need to consult with a reputable concrete repair contractor.

Polylifting vs. Mudjacking: Which Is Better?

Two popular repair methods for lifting and leveling concrete sidewalks or driveways are mudjacking and polylifting. Both of these are much more cost-effective alternatives to removing and replacing the damaged concrete slab. While mudjacking is the traditional slab repair method, polylifting has become the preferred method of ground remediation for several reasons, namely cost-efficiency. Rather than the cementitious grout used in mudjacking, a polylifting system uses an expanding polyurethane foam. These two substances ultimately accomplish the same goal, but grout is prone to water erosion and over time can wash away, causing the concrete to sink again. On the other hand, the polyurethane foam cures more quickly and once cured, is impervious to water erosion. In short, polylifting is a better long-term solution.

ESOG Offers Polylifting Services in Georgia

At Engineered Solutions of Georgia, we offer polylifting services to residents throughout the Peach State. If you have a concrete slab that needs to be leveled, contact ESOG today to schedule a consultation. We would be happy to give you more information about why polylifting makes for a cost-effective ground remediation service.

“Engineered Solutions provided excellent customer service and able to answer all pre-work questions allowing me the comfort for the extensive work performed. Very professional company and willing to recommend their services in the future.”

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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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