Concrete Leveling Applications

Concrete Leveling Applications

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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!

Sinking concrete can cause problems and shouldn't be ignored

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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.

Concrete leveling applications will work for the following sunken or settled concrete problems:

Concrete leveling can help prevent expensive demolition and reconstruction work

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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.

Concrete Lifting vs. Replacement

  • Costs less: Concrete lifting costs less than concrete replacement. 
  • Is faster to install: Full weight-bearing function is possible within a much shorter time compared to replacement.
  • Causes less mess: Raising concrete slabs means there is no need to demolish entire concrete slabs and no damage to landscaping.
  • Is environmentally-friendly: Removed concrete often ends up in landfill; with concrete lifting there is no waste.
  • Is preventative: Concrete leveling with foam fills voids, helping to prevent erosion and further damage to concrete caused by animals and insects. It also helps to stabilize the soil under the concrete.
  • Improves safety: Leveling uneven concrete eliminates trip hazards, improves safety, and helps prevent possible personal injury or workplace lawsuits arising from accidents on uneven steps or walkways.

PolyLevel® is a smart choice for residential & commercial applications

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.

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