Concrete can sink or become uneven for many different reasons, especially in the Denver area, where it is subjected to severe temperature changes throughout the year. Sunken concrete should be addressed sooner rather than later – the longer the damaged concrete is around, the more hazardous it can become. There are a few different techniques that can be used to repair the concrete around your Denver home, such as mudjacking, or even replacing your driveway altogether. A newer option available to private homeowners is that of polyurethane foam lifting, which should be the ideal choice for those looking to fix their home’s concrete. Here are 4 reasons foam is the best material for your concrete repair.
The polyurethane foam that we use in our concrete lifting process is a lot stronger than it looks. It can lift considerably more than what it weighs, which is why it has been used for so long in the industrial sector. The foam can easily lift the concrete of a driveway or patio without any problems, but it is also versatile enough to be used for even the smallest of jobs. Because the foam expands upon insertion, it does not matter how big or little the job is, the foam can handle it.
While the foam can lift well above its weight-class, it is actually not very heavy on its own. This makes foam the better choice for any concrete repair job, as it will not put as much strain on the ground underneath the concrete as mudjacking might. A common cause of concrete sinking is when the soil gives way, due to the pressure of the driveway on top of it. By using the lightweight foam, this pressure on the soil of your yard will be alleviated, and there will be a smaller chance of concrete sinking due to soil shift in the future.
In addition to its lightweight nature, the foam is also inert. This means that, once it cures and reaches its final state, it will not affect its environment, and the environment will not affect it. This means that any groundwater that may seep into the mudjacking slurry and cause it to collapse or liquify will not happen if you use our polyurethane lifting method. Furthermore, the foam is incredibly stable, and will not leak any unwanted chemicals into the ground. The foam is incredibly environmentally-friendly and is completely safe to use around your family and home.
Finally, the foam leveling process is much quicker than any other repair method currently available. If you choose to replace your concrete, or even use the mudjacking method, you are looking at hours or days of being unable to use that part of your home – which can be a real inconvenience! Polyurethane foam cures in minutes, with 90% of its final rigidity reached in 30 minutes. This means you can use your concrete mere minutes after our process has completed. As for the process itself, it can be completed in just a few hours, with hardly any impact on your daily life. Foam lifting is one of the most painless concrete repair options out there.
Getting Started If you are ready to get started, or would like to receive more information about the polyurethane foam lifting process, feel free to reach out to us – we would love to talk to us! You can contact us by filling out our easy online form or by calling us at (303) 883 – 3322. We look forward to hearing from you!