Concrete Raising

Concreteraisingbefore
Prob­lem
Concrete raising after
Solu­tion

A quick­er, eas­i­er and more cost-effec­tive choice than replac­ing your concrete.

When we are called to assist a home own­er with a free esti­mate on whether they should lev­el and repair their con­crete, or replace it, they are often hap­pi­ly sur­prised they can have per­fect­ly aligned con­crete again, in a mat­ter of min­utes, sav­ing them time and money.

That’s because when com­pared to con­crete replace­ment, the process of rais­ing con­crete with polyurethane foam is inex­pen­sive (com­pared to the alter­na­tives), and is expo­nen­tial­ly faster than replac­ing the con­crete. Con­crete raised, lev­eled and repaired using polyurethane foam is often ready to sus­tain nor­mal use with­in min­utes of being lev­eled.

What types of prob­lems can con­crete rais­ing fix?

Con­crete rais­ing is a fan­tas­tic alter­na­tive to replac­ing your con­crete, often times sav­ing you over 50% of the cost of replace­ment! Some com­mon areas we raise, lev­el and repair are patios, front porch­es, dri­ve­ways, side­walks, park­ing slabs, steps, and pool decks.


Pop­u­lar Questions

  • What makes polyurethane injec­tion (poly­jack­ing) bet­ter than mudjacking?

    The use of polyurethane to raise con­crete and sta­bi­lize soil has many advan­tages com­pared to tra­di­tion­al mud­jack­ing which uses cement and sand. Below are just a few benefits:

    Longevi­ty – Polyurethane will not shrink or break down over time

    Looks – Small­er and less injec­tions holes are needed

    Per­for­mance – Extreme­ly light com­pared to sand/​cement and very effec­tive at fill­ing open voids

  • What caus­es con­crete to sink?

    Here are some of the most com­mon rea­sons con­crete slabs sink:

    Grav­el base was nev­er com­pact­ed prop­er­ly dur­ing construction

    Con­crete was built over soil that was once back-filled (such as around a foun­da­tion or pipe trench) and soil has now settled

    Water is drain­ing or pool­ing around the edge of the slab which can cause the base to wash away over time

    Cracks and gaps in the con­crete allow water to seep below the slab and cause sea­son­al frost heav­ing which can cre­ate voids

  • How can I pre­vent my con­crete from sink­ing again after it has been raised?

    The most impor­tant thing you can do is to fill all the cracks and gaps in your con­crete where the set­tling occurred. A polyurethane crack seal­er sold in caulk tubes is the best way to do this. Make sure down­spouts are direct­ing water away from your con­crete. Also equal­ly impor­tant is to fill the area along the edges of your con­crete with soil in order to pre­vent water from wash­ing away the base.

What our customers say

  • We con­tract­ed Fam­i­ly Water­proof­ing Solu­tions for exte­ri­or wall seal­ing and foun­da­tion crack repair ser­vices. Ken was very thor­ough in explain­ing the work that would be done, and his crew did a great job. This busi­ness was a plea­sure to work with.

    Stacie T.
  • Work­man­ship and ser­vice were excel­lent. Would rec­om­mend with­out reservation.

    Ed
  • You and your crew did a great job in our base­ment and crawl­space. You went the extra mile to insure that all of our water seep­age prob­lems are over. We would rec­om­mend you high­ly to oth­er peo­ple. Your qual­i­ty and time­ly work out­match­es all the others.

    William