Concrete Raising: How We Fix Sinking Slabs in Belleville, IL Area
If you're looking for a local company that provides services for concrete raising, contact the professionals here at Quality. We know how to fix sinking slabs in the Belleville, IL area due to our knowledge and experience in not only the industry but the climate and soil conditions of the midwest.
We fix all types of concrete including driveways and sidewalks, garage floors, patios, and steps or stoops. If you're unsure of the process or where to begin, we can provide a free consultation followed by an honest estimate of the work needed. In most cases we can finish the project within the same day due to our advanced techniques in lifting and leveling slabs.
Polyjacking - The Most Efficient Solution
Concrete slabs can be extremely expensive to replace, but there are options. Mudjacking is a common solution to repairing sunken concrete slabs, however we offer a more cost and time efficient solution - polyjacking.
This material is state-of-the-art, designed to infiltrate any sub-terrain with it's flexible substance that will fill almost any gap underneath the concrete. By being mutable it's more reliable and guarantees a stable hold when cured.
Once the slab is lifted, the project is done. If there are any cracks or splits the polyurethane foam will fill these spots. Any overflow is wiped and cleaned for a truly smooth surface.
The Common Issues Of Sinking Concrete
The answer is almost always expanding and contracting soil. In Belleville, IL homeowners are in the central area of the midwest where clay-rich soil resides. The clay subtance in the ground is prone to absorbing water during rainy or snow thawing seasons, and contracting during warm seasons as the water evaporates.
This process is called expansion and contraction and is the most common issue with sinking concrete slabs.
It takes years to develop, but once the ground shifts too much all the concrete structures that rest on top will move along with it. It causes cracks, splits, settlment (the condition of sinking into the ground), and also voids or gaps underneath. All too common with sidewalks and steps.
Prevention Is The Best Concrete Repair
With these empty spaces, voids, and gaps, we repair by injecting the polyurethane foam until completely filled. While this fixes the initial problem, what happens later on? The wonderful thing about polyurethane is that it prevents future sinking or settlement issues due to the material hardening and how it fills all areas (even the tiniest of crevices). That's why we call this a permanent solution.