Polyurethane Concrete Raising
There’s nothing more sad than some sunken concrete…
Polyurethane concrete raising is the premier way to raise and support sunken or unstable concrete slabs, by drilling holes and pumping high density polyurethane foam under the concrete slab.
We specialize in leveling walkways, pool decks, porches & patios, steps, driveways, sidewalks, basements, bridge approaches, streets, trip hazards and much more.
The use of polyurethane materials is becoming more and more popular with home owners for several reasons: smaller injection holes drilled in their concrete, ability to fully resume traffic on repaired concrete within ½ hour (less down time), no damage to the surrounding area (lawns, flower beds, etc.) Our customers expect a reliable on time service, Level Best will give you that peace of mind.
When 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 surprised that they can have perfectly aligned concrete again, in a matter of minutes, saving them time and money. Raising concrete with polyurethane foam is inexpensive compared to the alternatives, and is faster than replacing concrete. Raising concrete with polyurethane is a fast process and can be back in use within minutes.
Commercial Concrete Raising
If you have a commercial building and are experiencing rocking sections in concrete slabs, Level Best can help!
Concrete Raising: If you have a concrete slab that has settled Level Best can repair it and help you maintain a safer work environment for your employees.
Void Filling: Concrete settling is not the only issue our foams can solve. Voids under slabs are often present in areas where wash out or excessive settling has occurred.
Joint/Slab Stabilization: Concrete slab stabilization is often required when concrete slabs lack support, but may or may not be settled. Concrete slabs can crack when loads exceeding its capacity are applied.
Slab/joint stabilization applications require the voids to be filled to eliminate movement and offer support. This type of foam is specifically designed for joint/slab stabilization applications due to its very long reaction time and minimal expansion strength. It will take longer to expand, allowing for better coverage under the slab or down a joint.
Concrete Raising for Apartment Complexes, Businesses, City Facilities, etc.
When you have uneven sidewalks, stoops, and patios, you introduce the possibility for annoyed tenants and customers, but also the possibility for injury. The American Disability Act requires that walk ways that have more than ¼” drop be repaired or replaced.
Concrete Raising vs. Concrete Replacement
If you have concrete slabs that have failed, then you should take these points into consideration when evaluating your options to resolve the issue.
Municipal / D.O.T. Services
Partnering with municipalities, D.O.T. and home owners we raise and repair their concrete. From simple projects such as sidewalk raising and repair, to the largest projects that require experienced contractors to get the job done right such as highway concrete leveling, we approach each project professionally, reliably, and affordably. Whether it is city sidewalks, city curbing, city playground areas, city parks or walking trails we can assist in repairing your project.
Roads, Streets and Highways: We can repair roadways, streets and highways with minimal disruption.
Curb & Gutter: When high spots are present, Level Best can help repair your curbs and gutters.
Equipment & Materials: Whatever your project may be, Level Best has the equipment and materials for the job.
Don't replace it, LIFT it!
Homeowners, property owners and municipalities may experience concrete becoming uneven on:
- Pool Decks
- Loading docks
- Bridge approaches
- Off or on ramps
Any of these situations can pose significant safety and potential liability issues.
Concrete replacement is expensive
It is simple math. Concrete contractors must make up to three trips to a location to replace a simple slab of concrete with removal of old concrete, framing new concrete forms, pouring new concrete that could require expensive concrete pumping equipment, removal of framing material and cutting relief joints. Something to consider is that newly poured concrete will not color match existing concrete? Add to this the ever growing problem of environmental constraints of concrete disposal: . The replacement of a simple 10’x10’ piece of driveway, walkway, or pool deck can cost upwards of a $2000.
Don't replace it, LIFT it!
Be environmentally friendly! Repair your concrete instead of replacing it!
What can be done with settled concrete?
Grinding: Inexpensive option, but not aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Grinding concrete exposes the aggregate in the concrete. The integrity and strength of the concrete slab is also compromised during this process. If the concrete continues to settle, a ground slab can no longer be raised and leveled.
Replacement: Most expensive and time consuming option to level concrete. Colors of slabs will not match and can contribute to significant downtime of the area for curing time.
Raising & Stabilizing: Raising concrete using high density polyurethane foam can raise and support sunken concrete or unstable concrete slabs by drilling holes and pumping material under the slab. Settled concrete is commonly a result of poor soil conditions below a slab.
Polyurethane Foam is Different
Conserving the Environmental and Resources is important
Our polyurethane foam material is different from the rest. It's made from 40% recycled materials. There is absolutely no other poly material on the market that offers this type of reduced carbon footprint.
The polyurethane foam we use is environmentally friendly, dual component polyurethane foam, specifically engineered for raising, leveling, and stabilizing concrete. This is a patented material made from recycled components, making it the “greenest” polyurethane foam on the market.
Different polyurethane foams for different applications
One of the benefits of raising concrete with polyurethane is there are multiple foams specifically designed for different applications, residential, commercial, highway and industrial projects.