Level Rite Concrete Lifting process is similar to mudjacking, but is an evolved application that allows us to provide our clients with a clean, quick, long-lasting solution. Our process effectively stabilizes soils, fills all voids and lifts concrete using high-density polyurethane foam. The following are the steps for Level Rite Concrete Lifting process:
- Once the area has been estimated and the scope of the job identified, our technician can safely and confidently drill a series of access points in the affected area. These access points are small, 5/8 inch drill holes that allows the polyurethane foam to be injected under the concrete.
- Specially designed ports are securely attached to the access points. Enclosed inside a mobile unit is one of our pressurized systems designed for the injection of polyurethane foam. Attached to the unit is a heated hose that securely attaches to the small access ports.
- The polyurethane foam is injected through the ports crawling deep into loose soil base. Moving laterally underneath the slab. The expanding foam stabilizes loose soils and fills all subsurface voids. Crews carefully monitor the process to insure a safe and effective lift.
- Once the sunken concrete has been leveled and stabilized the access points are removed and the holes are patched with a concrete mix and area is ready for use.
Upon job completion you receive a 1 year warranty against settling so you can hire us with confidence.
Polyurethane vs. Mudjacking: What is the difference?
There are a few slabjack methods to choose for completing a concrete raising project. Mudjacking is the oldest and most commonly known process for lifting and leveling concrete. Raising concrete with polyurethane foam injections, also known as foam jacking or poly jacking, is a reliable alternative to mudjacking. There are several advantages to lifting and leveling concrete with polyurethane foam vs. mudjacking.
With polyurethane foam, we are able to use smaller drill holes than what is required with traditional slabjacking methods. Level Rite Concrete Lifting uses small 5/8 inch (dime-size) drill holes to complete our concrete raising projects while mudjacking uses 1-2 inches drill size holes.
Polyurethane Foam Is Lightweight!
Polyurethane foam is a light weight material compared to traditional mudjacking slurry (2-6 pounds of polyurethane foam vs. 100-130 pounds of mud slurry). Because of the light weight properties of our foam, it won’t burden the underlying soils which are often loose and poorly compacted. Mud slurry is extremely heavy and within a couple years can compact the loose soil base causing resettlement. Polyurethane foam is the way to go!