Don't replace it, raise it!
Posted Jul 12, 2021 in Concrete Raising
Over the years, houses settle and soil erodes. It’s a normal part of a home’s aging process, but it can wreak havoc on your concrete, causing it to sink. Whether it’s your patio, front porch, driveway, sidewalk, steps, or pool deck, having uneven concrete can lead to dangerous issues.
In the past, replacing the concrete and mudjacking were your only options. But now it can be raised with polyurethane, and Family Waterproofing offers a cost-efficient way to level out your concrete quickly.
Polyurethane is the difference
We use polyurethane foam to raise uneven concrete surfaces and stabilize the soil. It’s much faster than replacing and you can typically resume using the concrete areas around your home in a matter of minutes!
What about mudjacking?
Mudjacking is another form of concrete raising that uses cement and sand. It is still a viable way to repair concrete, but polyurethane foam has benefits that cannot be denied.
The benefits of foam
- Fewer holes to drill saves a lot of time
- Smaller“penny-sized” holes reduce patchwork
- It’s only 4 lbs. per cubic yard opposed to the 120 lbs. of mudjacking
- Immediate turnaround: Walk or drive on it 15 minutes after installation
- Cost effective: Minimal labor and complete in one day
- No need for reconstruction
- Reduces trip hazards and restores property value
Don’t let it happen again
So after you raise your concrete, how do you keep it from sinking again? Using a reputable company like Family Waterproofing is the best way to ensure the job is done right the first time and will help reduce the likelihood that you’ll have to do it again. And as a homeowner, you can lessen the chances for sinking concrete by making sure downspouts are directing water away from your concrete, thus reducing soil erosion around these surfaces.
Give us a call
Family Waterproofing can raise, level and stabilize your concrete at an affordable price. Call our team at (708) 330‑4466 for more information on fixing that sinking concrete slab today, or schedule online.
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