Reasons You Shouldn’t Ignore Sinking Concrete
Sinking concrete is typically caused by factors like expansion and contraction of soil due to changing weather conditions, excessive weight, poor soil compaction during construction, and soil erosion.
One of the problems with uneven/sinking concrete is that many homeowners ignore it thinking that it is a natural formation. Here are some reasons why you should not ignore uneven or sinking concrete slabs around your home:
One major safety issue with sinking concrete is that it’s a trip hazard for you and your family, visitors, delivery people, and others. That means you could find yourself facing a lawsuit if someone gets injured on your property due to uneven concrete.
Using concrete leveling services in Lincoln, NE from Epp Foundation Repair is the most effective way to eliminate these concerns.
With sinking concrete slabs, there are likely to be cracks and gaps. These open spots make it easy for rainwater and water from other sources to enter and reach the soil beneath the concrete. This impacts the stability of the soil underneath, which can cause the concrete slab to become even more uneven.
By choosing our concrete leveling service in Lincoln, NE, you can prevent water-caused soil erosion under the slab.
Sinking Concrete Will Get Worse Over Time
A sinking concrete slab will only get worse over time if it’s not fixed. This could lead to a more expensive repair. So, acting quickly will save you money.
Benefits of Concrete Leveling in Lincoln, NE
Concrete leveling is a highly efficient technique that does wonders when it comes to raising and releveling sunken concrete. At Epp Foundation Repair, we use polyurethane foam injection for this process. Here are some amazing benefits of Lincoln, NE concrete leveling:
Using our PolyLift Concrete Leveling solution is far less expensive compared to having your concrete slab replaced. Your existing concrete slab, unless it is not completely cracked or destroyed, can be leveled and brought back to its original state in just a few hours.
With concrete replacement, the entire process will take days to complete, as it involves removing old concrete and pouring new concrete. With poly foam concrete leveling, on the other hand, only the affected concrete slab(s) is drilled and filled with the polyurethane foam, which raises and relevels the surface. This process typically takes only a few minutes to complete, and your slabs can be walked on or can support vehicular traffic in just 15 minutes.
Only dime-sized holes will be drilled in the affected concrete slabs, which makes the process minimally invasive. Since the entire procedure can usually be completed in a few hours, there will be no disruption to anyone living in and visiting your home as well.
The polyurethane foam used by Epp Foundation Repair for concrete leveling in Lincoln, NE is inert and does not react with moisture or soil. Also, the foam does not discharge harmful chemicals into the soil. This makes it an environment-friendly solution.
How much does concrete lifting cost?
In general, a concrete lifting or concrete leveling project costs anywhere between $1000 and $3000. The cost varies based on the current condition and size of the concrete slab.
Does your concrete leveling service come with a warranty?
Yes. For concrete slabs that are more than 7 years old, you get a 5-year warranty from Epp Foundation Repair, for concrete leveling done with our PolyLift Concrete Lifting process. The warranty gets activated from the original date of installation.
How long does concrete lifting last?
In most cases, concrete lifting using polyurethane foam injection is a permanent solution. This is because:
- Water cannot penetrate the polyurethane foam.
- Polyurethane foam is capable of enduring extreme temperatures. Yes, exposure to sunlight can break down polyurethane foam. However, when it is used for concrete leveling, it is injected underneath the concrete slabs, which means it will not be exposed to sunlight.
How long does concrete lifting take to complete?
Based on the size of the area to be lifted and the severity of the issue, concrete lifting can be done within a few hours usually. In fact, 90% of all the concrete leveling projects we undertake are completed within a day.
Can polyurethane foam be used for all concrete slabs?
No, if your uneven concrete slab was caused by invasive tree roots, you’ll need a different repair solution.
Can you relevel cracked concrete?
While it’s possible to relevel cracked concrete using polyurethane foam injection, the process involves the additional step of sealing the visible cracks after the concrete slabs are back in their original position.