‘How much does foam jacking cost?’ is a great question. In a perfect world, customers would like that answer over the phone. Unfortunately, in the foam jacking world, it is not possible to answer that question accurately without evaluating the concrete in person. There are many variables to using high-tech foam to give an accurate quote over the phone.
How we determine foam jacking cost
The cost is determined by variables such as how far your concrete has sunken, how many square feet the void appears to be under the concrete, the number and size of pieces of broken concrete, and the number and width of cracks that are in the concrete. These evaluations, in addition to the test holes that are used to evaluate the extent of these variables, are used to determine a quote or if it is more cost effective to replace the concrete. Waiting another year or two will only increase the amount of the quote. This is due to material costs and the likelihood that the void will become larger requiring more foam to lift and stabilize the sunken concrete.
Experience is important
More important than the foam jacking cost is hiring an experienced foam lifting expert. A contractor with little to no experience raising sidewalks, driveways, and garage floors may not use enough foam, use inferior foam, or the wrong foam. An inexperienced foam contractor may underbid a job to get the customer which could result in the concrete sinking again. A contractor who has to redo a job will lose money. A small business just starting out losing money may not be in business very long. This leaves customers without recourse if they require warranty work. It could take as little as 24 hours for a concrete slab to sink again if a contractor has not used the proper amount or the right foam materials. Chemistry, physics, quality of foam, weather, technique, and experience are required for successfully of using polyurethane foam to raise concrete.
Finally, it costs nothing to find out how much it costs to raise a concrete slab with foam. Quotes are free and a deposit is not required to secure a quote. Concrete Raising Systems will give you an on-site estimate and when contracted for the job, will arrive on time. Don’t trust your sunken concrete to an inexperienced contractor. When choosing to repair sunken concrete with foam mud jacking, having experience is more important than cost!