Concrete Raising and Leveling
Concrete slab sinking or cracked up? Uneven and settled concrete floors not only decrease property values, but create safety hazards. What you need is a permanent solution to re-leveling your floor. Like your foundation problems or your basement waterproofing - you do not need to start over. You can simply correct the problem with professional concrete repair.
PEP Waterproofing uses engineered methods to solve those problems in the most cost-effective solution that is permanent. You can expect your concrete slab to be level and stabilized without the cost or mess of replacement. Our techniques will be able to repair your home and restore it to its original position.
Why concrete sinks...
When your foundation is placed in the ground, it is surrounded by fill dirt and top soil. This soil compacts over time and the concrete slabs poured on top of it, whether foundation or otherwise, will sink and break.
Soils consists of solid particles and the spaces (voids) between these particles. However, void spaces in soil can cause big problems for buildings and concrete slabs. Concentrated loads, such as buildings or slabs can literally squeeze air and water from soils. When this happens, the soil sinks and the buildings or slabs follow closely behind.
Mudjacking / Concrete Lifting
We drill strategically placed holes into the slab. Using a portable pump and flexible hoses we fill these holes with the special mixture. Lifting a slab using this method can often be accomplished in a few hours.
There are numerous benefits to concrete lifting.
- It can be done in virtually any weather. The material injected beneath the slab provides a strong base.
- There is little or no disruption to landscaping.
- Nothing needs to be moved off the slab, as the pump can lift the weight of the slab and anything you have placed on it.
This method works for all sorts of concrete slabs, including:
- Pool Decks
- Garage Floors
If you have any questions or would like to know more, please contact PEP Waterproofing today.