Why Does Concrete Settle?
Concrete settles for several reasons, including poor drainage, bad site conditions, low-quality compaction, tree roots, and many more. The most common cause is when rainwater and water from your gutters wash away the dirt from under your sidewalk or driveway. This creates pockets or voids under the existing concrete, which eventually causes it to settle.
Another reason is the presence of clay-rich soil, which expands and contracts as per its moisture level. When the soil is saturated with water, it expands and then, when the soil dries, it contracts. Thus, the soil remains unstable and causes the concrete to continuously move and sink.
Concrete Leveling Using Polyjacking
Soil that is equally solid and durable as the concrete itself can successfully sustain it. If not, it might be unable to carry the weight. The slab cannot be replaced if the problem is unstable soil.
Types of Concrete Leveling
Poly Jacking Process
The polyjacking process includes:
Step 1: Dime-sized holes are drilled in the sunken concrete surface.
Step 2: Polyurethane foam is injected underneath the surface through the hole.
Step 3: The foam beneath the concrete expands, lifting the slab.
The polyurethane foam used in polyjacking is inorganic, therefore it doesn’t break down or dissolve over time. The polyjacking method offers a reliable and practical repair method for sinking concrete.
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