Professional Concrete Leveling and Lifting in Central Illinois and the Quad Cities
Concrete doesn’t stay perfect forever. There are many reasons the concrete work for your Normal home may not stay level or crack-free. Lucky for you, the Force team offers concrete leveling services to homeowners in Bloomington, Peoria, Davenport, Rock Island, and other areas in Central Illinois and the Quad Cities. Concrete leveling can be done in various areas, such as driveways, garage floors, sidewalks, patios, porches, pool decks, garden paths, and basement floors. Contact our team for polyjacking services today if you notice any signs of sinking concrete.
There are a few options for fixing sinking concrete near your Bloomington home. You can use mud jacking, concrete replacement, or polyjacking. Polyjacking requires raising the concrete slab by drilling holes through the surface of the affected slab to inject high-density polyurethane foam into the holes to fill in voids and cracks. There are many benefits to polyjacking for sinking concrete.
Polyjacking For Concrete Leveling VS. Mudjacking
There are many benefits to polyjacking. Polyjacking can help to eliminate trip hazards, stabilize settled concrete, keep concrete out of landfills, and it’s easy to keep the evidence of this kind of concrete repair minimal. Polyjacking is more cost-effective than concrete replacement and more lightweight than mud jacking. Our team at Force can complete polyjacking in a matter of hours, not days, with no damage to grass or landscaping at your Normal home.
Mudjacking is a concrete leveling technique that uses sand, cement, and other materials to raise and level a concrete slab. These materials are mixed into a slurry and pumped into drilled holes. Mudjacking is best for concrete that’s in good condition but is no longer level. However, there are some projects where mudjacking isn’t the best choice. It won’t work for slabs that are heavy or load-bearing. It can also cause more problems for severely damaged concrete because mudjacking can’t fill every hole and may lead to sinking over time.
Polyjacking uses high-density geo-technical expanding foam to raise and stabilize concrete slabs. The material and equipment needed for polyjacking is similar to what is used in spray foam insulation; however, the foam used for lifting concrete is a lot stronger. The first step in the polyjacking process is to drill penny-sized holes in the damaged concrete slab. The high-density foam is sprayed through the holes and will begin to fill all the voids below the concrete. The foam can expands up to 7 feet at each inject hole. It raises the concrete while stabilizing it and filling any gaps between the concrete and the soil.
So, why use polyjacking instead of mudjacking to level concrete? The slurry used in mud jacking is not waterproof and can erode over time if water drains along the sides and underneath the slab. Polyjacking will not break down over time. The foam is waterproof, quickly expands and hardens, won’t degrade due to temperature extremes, and has no chemical leaching, so it is environmentally friendly. Polyjacking can withstand more weight and use than mudjacking. Ultimately, polyjacking results in a more polished final product. Fewer resources and heavy equipment are required, so the job site is neater, the surrounding landscape isn’t damaged, and the disruption to your home or business is minimal.
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How To Fix Sinking Concrete
Concrete problems only get worse with time. Because they typically develop and worsen slowly, issues with your concrete are easy to ignore. But because time only worsens these problems, it’s important to repair damaged concrete at your Central Illinois home when you notice the signs. Often when a home improvement project requires backfill, the soil is not compacted. Concrete is often poured over the recently backfilled soil after construction. This loose soil settles over time, creating a void under the concrete.
Another common occurrence is soil erosion under the slab. Water runs through cracks and joints in the concrete and washes the soil out. These voids cause your concrete to shift and settle, creating cracked, uneven concrete surfaces and dangerous tripping hazards. Concentrated loads, such as buildings or slabs, can squeeze soil air and water. When this happens, the soil sinks, and the buildings or slabs follow closely behind. If you notice the following signs at your Peoria home, call the Force team today. Signs you may need polyjacking include:
- Poor drainage
- Soil erosion
- Soil compaction
- Plumbing leaks
- Soil shrinkage
Contact Us For Concrete Leveling in Central Illinois and the Quad Cities
If you have concrete problems, our concrete leveling experts can help. In addition to concrete leveling, we offer professional foundation repair and basement waterproofing services for home and business owners across Central Illinois and the Quad Cities area. Contact our concrete leveling team today by calling 309-834-1769 or have our team contact you to schedule an appointment by filling out our online contact form.