The expansion and contraction of soils in St. Louis and surrounding areas can compromise all kinds of concrete structures, from flatwork to foundations. At Adams Foundation Repair, we specialize in concrete leveling services that are guaranteed to last for years to come. We always try to repair the concrete before fully replacing it. Continue reading below to learn what we can do for your home.
Polyjacking vs Mudjacking
Though concrete is an incredibly durable material, it is prone to settling and can become uneven with the slabs around it. When this happens, the concrete becomes a tripping hazard or is a nuisance to walk/drive over. In time, it can even crack and be unsightly.
When you have unlevel concrete around your property, you want to find a solution that will effectively address the problem so that you don’t have to worry about it anymore. After all, a problem with sinking concrete is only going to get worse over time.
While you know you need to take action, you may be unsure where to turn or what the best option will be. We want to help you make a wise choice.
There are two potential concrete leveling services that can solve your problem:
The processes are similar in their approach. Both involve drilling holes into the concrete and filling them with material to raise up the concrete. But there are several reasons why polyjacking has proven to be an overall better option.
For one, polyjacking requires much smaller holes (about the size of a dime as compared to the silver dollar-size required with mudjacking). On top of that, fewer holes are needed to be effective. The polyurethane has also proven to be superior due to its rapid cure rate.
Mudjacking takes existing concrete which has become uneven with the slabs around it and raises it up. It’s a cost-effective (and less stressful) solution to jackhammering the concrete out and replacing it entirely. Mudjacking is an older technology using a “mud mix” similar to concrete vs the lighter weight and more durable polyurethane fill.
Choose Adams Foundation Repair
If you’re looking to successfully correct a problem with unlevel concrete, you’ll want to be sure that you make the right choice in companies and services. By working with a professional who can guide you on what will work best for your property, you’ll be on the right track to enjoying your home again. Call today to get answers to your questions. You’ll even receive a free quote for your St. Louis project!