Concrete has remarkable versatility as a flooring material in both residential and commercial applications. It offers outstanding strength and durability, delivering these qualities at an affordable price. Because concrete can be formed, tinted, and textured in a variety of ways, it’s usually the first choice for residential flatwork – everything from driveways and sidewalks to pool decking, from patios to concrete steps.
If the concrete around your home is sinking, uneven or cracked, concrete leveling could be the solution. Contact a professionally trained PolyLevel® contractor to take a look. Polylevel® dealers in our nationwide network offer free estimates!
Concrete weighs about 150 pounds per cubic foot. The same weight that makes concrete sturdy and durable can cause problems over time. Why? Sometimes the soil beneath a concrete slab doesn’t have sufficient load-bearing capacity to support the material and the static loads imposed on the concrete. When this happens, all or part of the slab will start to sink.
Settled or sunken concrete poses a significant risk as you continue to use it. Sunken sidewalks and pool surrounds are a safety hazard. A concrete factory floor that cracks and sinks in one area can make the building unusable. The same goes for an airport runway.
One solution to sunken concrete is to demolish and remove the slab or slab sections that have settled. But this necessitates building new formwork, installing proper reinforcement, pouring fresh concrete and waiting for new flatwork to harden and cure. A less costly and more expedient solution involves using concrete leveling techniques to raise the sunken concrete back to its proper level.
The terminology associated with concrete leveling can be confusing. Some terms (like slab jacking and slab raising) are generic. Others –like PolyLevel®—refer to specific materials and techniques. Mud jacking is used both ways: to describe concrete leveling in general, and to describe a particular slab jacking technique.
PolyLevel® is a state-of-the-art concrete leveling method that uses high-density polymer expanding foam to raise settled concrete slabs. PolyLevel® can be used for residential slab jacking, both inside the home and outside, including patios, pool decks, driveway aprons, and concrete walkways.
Contact us today to find your local concrete leveling contractor and to schedule a Free Estimate for PolyLevel®!