Concrete Raising and Lifting
When you have sunken concrete on your Knoxville, Chattanooga, Asheville, Johnson City, Cookeville, or Tri Cities area property, you need to contact American Foundation & Basement Repairs, LLC ASAP for the best concrete raising services in the region. We have seen it all when it comes to damaged concrete surfaces, including: sidewalks, driveways, garage floors, patios, pool decks, porches, stairs, and so on. There's no concrete problem too big or complex for our experts to handle. We have fixed countless damaged concrete slabs over the years, and we are looking forward to helping you next! It doesn't matter whether the slab is in your basement or out on your patio, we will evaluate the damage and then let you know about how long it's going to take to fix, and we can also give you an estimate for the total cost of the project. We use one of two processes to fix the sunken concrete slab. We will either use the classic slabjacking method or the newer PolyLEVEL polymer injection technique.
PolyLEVEL™ System For Sunken Concrete
The PolyLEVEL™ system takes the original idea of mudjacking and mixes it with modern knowledge and technology. Instead of utilizing a blend of concrete and mud, PolyLEVEL™ makes use of high-density polyurethane to lift slabs back to a sought after level. The process involves drilling little holes into the damaged concrete and then filling them in with a special concrete slurry mixture. This mixture will help to raise the sunken concrete back up to where it needs to be. After the concrete is raised, we will fill in the drilled holes and make sure that they match with the rest of the surface. You will then have raised concrete that is at the level where it should be - all without having to replace any slabs!
Causes & Dangers Of Concrete Settlement
Concrete settlement is common, and can cause significant problems like trip hazards, pooling water and cracks in the concrete. There are two common causes of concrete settlement. First, concrete is often poured over recently back filled soil around a home or building during construction. This loose soil settles over time and the concrete on top sinks with it. The second cause is erosion of the soil under the slab. As water runs down through cracks and joints in the concrete it washes the soil out as it passes through. This creates voids under the concrete and eventually allows it to settle. The PolyLEVEL™ system takes the original idea of mudjacking and mixes it with modern knowledge and technology. Instead of utilizing a blend of concrete and mud, PolyLEVEL™ makes use of high-density polyurethane to lift slabs back to a sought after level.
The Benefits Of Slab Repair
Why is it so important to get your concrete fixed if it's sinking into the earth? This concrete gets used a lot on a regular basis. Think about how often you use that sidewalk in front of your home, or how often you go out to sit and relax after a long day on your patio. You want to have level concrete that is safe to walk on. If you have unlevel concrete that's higher or lower in certain areas, this can be really hazardous to you, your family, and to anyone who visits your home. If someone tripped and got hurt on this concrete while on your property, you are liable for the damages. You can prevent this kind of situation by getting in touch with AFBR for affordable slab lifting services!
Please feel free to call us for more information about slabjacking and concrete lifting services for your TN home. We look forward to talking with you soon!