What Is Polyurethane Concrete Lifting?
Polyurethane concrete lifting is a process that requires drilling several small 3/8” holes (smaller than a 5/8″ dime) in the concrete slab at strategic locations. The polyurethane chemical components are injected under pressure beneath the slab through the holes created. When the components combine under the slab, they create a foam that rapidly expands and fills every crack and void. As the foam expands it raises the slab to its original position. The holes are then patched with a matching cement mixture and can hardly be noticed.
Why Would I Need It?
Uneven concrete surfaces are not only unsightly, they can also be dangerous and costly beyond the price of repairing. A child playing on a driveway with an uneven surface could trip and fall, and falling on a concrete surface can lead to severe cuts and scrapes – and possibly broken bones. What if the person injured due the uneven surface isn’t a family member? Someone injured due to a poorly maintained sidewalk or driveway could sue for damages, leading to considerably more cost to you than the repairs would have cost – and you still would need to have the repairs done! It makes sense (and dollars) to not put off repairing uneven concrete surfaces.
Polyurethane concrete lifting can be used to level and repair:
- Garage floors
- Basement floors
- Sea Walls
Why Polyurethane Concrete Lifting?
Polyurethane foam is an extremely dense material with some incredible properties. Though it only weighs about 4 lbs. per cubic foot, the chemical reaction that creates the expanding foam allows it to raise a heavy concrete slab to its previous position.
Additional details about polyurethane foam:
- Polyurethane can form to any shape and fill very unusual and tight spaces.
- Polyurethane repels water, does not rot or decay and has no nutritional value to rodents or pests, meaning the repairs to your concrete will likely outlive you!
- Polyurethane is a very stable, inert compound, so no worries about harmful chemicals leaching into the groundwater.
- When polyurethane lifting is used in lieu of complete concrete replacement, considerably less to zero construction waste is disposed of in a landfill.
- Polyurethane lifting is typically around half the cost of concrete replacement.
- It only takes about 15 minutes for polyurethane to cure and allow normal traffic to a newly leveled surface.
By using polyurethane foam to level your concrete surfaces, BK Concrete Leveling is able to bring you incredible service at an affordable price.
Ready to Experience the Benefits of Polyurethane Concrete Lifting?
When you are ready to fix that uneven concrete surface, contact BK Concrete Leveling to schedule your free estimate for concrete lifting.