Sunken concrete is a problem that plagues the Calgary market more than most others. Due to the dramatic shifts in temperature between the summer and winter months and the harsh snowfalls that often last all winter, concrete is prone to cracking under the pressure as the ground beneath becomes uneven and unstable. Calgary chinooks bring welcome reprieve from freezing temperatures but the sudden warming can easily cause shifts in the soil and tension on concrete.
The benefits of concrete levelling and lifting are a matter of aesthetics as well as safety. Cracks in sidewalks and the walkways in front of homes and businesses can become obvious eye sores. We employ a technique that involves the injection of polyurethane foam into the problem areas. The process is much faster than replacing the concrete slabs and much cleaner and more efficient than using a method of traditional mudjacking to lift and level the concrete. Concrete levelling eliminates the unappealing cracks and crevices in your sidewalk and improves your curb appeal.
Even more worrisome than ugly gaps and cracks are the potential tripping hazards and especially the water damage that can stem from the effects of sunken concrete and shifting soil. Cracked and uneven driveways can affect water drainage and result in basement flooding and leaks in building foundations. In such instances, the effects can be long term and degenerative over time. The concrete levelling and lifting services we provide will serve as a lasting solution to these issues.
The polyurethane foam we use is less porous and more durable than mudjacking mixtures. The compound of cement and mud used in traditional methods weighs 50 times more than our polyurethane solution. In addition, concrete levelling using polyurethane is the preferred method of fixing and improving highways in the United States. Traditional mudjacking is a temporary fix due to the nature of the compound. Because polyurethane is weather resistant and will not expand or contract over time as concrete does, reapplication is not an issue. The only thing known to breakdown polyurethane is heavy exposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun. As we inject the polyurethane beneath the surface of the concrete, sun exposure is rare and insignificant.
Concrete Experts is an established company that specializes in concrete levelling and lifting. We have served Calgary and the surrounding areas since 2012 with outstanding customer service and our business continues to grow. We believe in providing the highest quality of products and services to our clients in a timely manner. We have established ourselves as leaders in the industry of concrete levelling and lifting with a gold standard for service and results.
Give us a call for a free estimate and discover the benefits of polyurethane and concrete levelling, lifting and raising. Our experienced and certified staff can provide you with the services you need and peace of mind in a job well done. We also recommend and may provide further services that may be required such as concrete replacement or custom concrete work.