Can I Polyjack In The Winter?
We won’t lie, the winter is usually a slow time for us. People get busy with family activities, dealing with the weather, and frankly, just hibernating. In addition, people may not know that they can polyjack their concrete during the winter months. We understand, there are a lot of winter days where outdoor activities are the furthest from our minds.
There are several reasons why you may want or need to have your concrete leveled. If the problem is dangerous or damaging your house or business, or you’re looking to sell the property, you may not be able to wait until the weather warms up. The reasons may override your schedule.
Is It Too Cold to Polyjack?
The temperature does factor into the success of your concrete lifting, but you may be surprised by other factors that come into play during the winter. Extreme cold can cause the ground to freeze solid making the concrete lifting difficult or downright impossible. The frozen earth can hold onto the concrete, sticking to the bottom of the slab and possibly causing the cement to break before it can even be raised.
It is almost impossible to perform mudjacking during the winter. The mud slurry that is used to raise the concrete can freeze inside the pump or hoses, making it impossible to move the slurry. Water is used to remove excess slurry, which isn’t an option in below freezing conditions. Due to the mess and danger of mudjacking, most projects are done outside, so the winter prevents that from being a common option for concrete lifting during that time.
Polyjacking can be limited by extremely cold temperatures, however, the limits are much less than those that impact mudjacking. The polyurethane foam that is used for polyjacking is created by combining two liquids. These liquids are heated in a temperature controlled environment, then injected through a heated hose. The foam is largely unaffected by outdoor temperatures, so it can be used effectively in cold weather.
If you are in need of concrete lifting and aren’t sure if it’s too cold out, just give us a call and ask! As you know, the weather could be below zero one day, then in the 50s the next. We’ll be able to let you know when we’ll be able to safely lift your concrete. We don’t want to cause more problems than you already have, so we’ll be upfront and honest with you in regards to the best time for your particular project.
Contact us today to learn more about polyjacking your concrete any time of the year. We look forward to providing you with a safe and strong concrete surface.