Technology is all around us. It is hard to avoid and sometimes hard to keep up with. The only way to get away from it is to unplug and confine yourself to an island with no electricity. It sounds delightful. But we have come to enjoy and thoroughly benefit from the modern wonders that technological advances have made in all areas of our life. From energy savings, to saving lives, technology has made life easier to live.
Take your driveway for example. Concrete technology was utilized by the Ancient Romans about 1243 A.D. When the Roman Empire passed concrete became scarce until it was re-pioneered in the mid-18th century. It was the Europeans who started to use concrete to build roads. It was only a short 20 years ago that porous concrete use began to play a major role in the general construction market here in the U.S.
Due to the nature and elements of concrete, it is prone to being heavy and as such can put stress on the soil that the driveway rests on. Many regions of the country have suffered drought these past few years. When drought occurs the moisture from the soil evaporates and the heavier concrete above begins to sink into the soil. Traditional mud jacking techniques are also prone to the same evaporation that the soil it is pumped into are since the substance used in this process is a mixture of concrete, sand and water.
Why is Mud jacking with Foam better?
The foam used in this process is 2 part process with Polyurethane. Polyurethane is impervious to weather, such as rain or drought. It weighs less, and puts less stress on the soil. When pumped into a void, foam has the unique ability to find every empty space and air pocket underneath a concrete slab . It expands, and effectively and efficiently ‘raises’ the sinking slab to the desired position. This position is even with the other slabs adjacent to it. This foam process is best left to the professionals who work with the process every day and are in a better position to judge how much foam is necessary for any particular job.
The foam mud jacking process requires smaller and fewer holes than mud jacking. It is less of a mess and generally takes less time to raise a concrete slab. In some instances, the foam process may cost more than the traditional concrete filler. But the concrete slab that was raised with a foam process will not sink again. A large percentage (40% is a rough estimate) of traditional mud jacking jobs, although done right will sink. This is due in large part to the weather and the elements of the concrete filler and not the faulty work of the company providing the service. The inherent flaw is in the material and the process and not in the workmanship.
Foam Jacking- The high tech process for concrete raising
Technology and its advances continue. Where would we be today without our cell phones, our hybrid cars or our wireless computer tablets? When you need a concrete slab raised for your driveway, sidewalk, patio, steps or garage floor choose the advanced technology of polyurethane foam and the long term benefits it affords. Then contact the polyurethane foam experts at Concrete Raising Systems to repair your sunken concrete. CRS will lift and repair your uneven concrete slabs. Your concrete will not sink again. They’ve been raising concrete since 2013. That’s all they do and they know how to do it better than any other company in Kansas City.