Concrete leveling in Elmhurst employs a technique called polyjacking to raise and level sinking concrete slabs, patios, pathways, and driveways. Polyurethane foam that expands is used in this method. In comparison to other alternatives like mudjacking, it is a non-toxic concrete leveling method that operates more swiftly and efficiently.
Why Does Concrete Settle?
Numerous factors, including inadequate compaction, poor drainage, unfavorable site conditions, and tree roots, can cause concrete to settle. Concrete settling is most frequently caused by rainwater and gutter water washing debris out from under your driveway or sidewalk. This causes voids to form under your slab, sinking the concrete.
Another aspect is clay-rich soil, which changes in size in reaction to moisture content. This soil expands when it is wet, and it contracts when it is dry. The change in moisture content makes the earth unstable, which causes the concrete to move and sink.
Concrete Leveling Using Polyjacking
Concrete must be supported by soil as stable and strong as the concrete itself. Otherwise, it might not be able to support the weight. If the issue is the weak soil even if the slab is replaced, the problem will repeat itself over time.