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Earth Contact Products are the Highest Level

Concrete Leveling and Lifting with Earth Contact Products

ECP, earth contact products, made in USAPolyjacking.com, a division of Pro Foundation Technology, specializes in lifting and leveling concrete foundations and slabs. One common technique in foundation repair is to utilize piers to lift and stabilize a damaged foundation. Because we want the repair to be permanent, we use only the highest-quality foundation piers in the industry, those manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP).

ECP is the undisputed highest-quality manufacturer of foundation repair and related products in the United States. In addition, their products are offered at competitive prices and have a 25-year warranty.

Why Earth Contact Products are the Best

Earth Contact Products (ECP), founded in 1998 in Olathe, Kansas, has a very simple mission – “To be the very best manufacturer in our industry by providing quality products and services in a timely manner at a competitive price.” Following are some of the reasons why ECP products are considered the best foundation repair products in the industry.

Product Quality

All ECP products are “Made in the USA” with American materials and labor. Some companies use materials and products manufactured offshore in order to cut costs. They have often found that cutting costs means compromising quality. All of ECP’s products are manufactured right here in Kansas because they have found it’s the best way to assure they use the highest quality materials and labor in their manufactured products.

Product Innovation

ECP maintains a close relationship with its foundation repair customers in order to understand their needs and ways to improve their products.  The ECP Engineering Department is constantly working to provide innovation in its products and how they are manufactured and have been awarded patents and trademarks on more than 18 items.

Large Inventory

ECP maintains a large inventory of foundation repair products to meet the requirements of each project and guarantee fast delivery. If a special part is required, they also manufacture custom-made products upon request.

Outstanding Customer Service

ECP understands that Polyjacking.com and their other professional foundation repair customers rely upon their their products and services in order to provide end customers high-quality and long-lasting repairs. They have a reputation for providing equipment in a timely manner and being responsive to unique situations.

Outstanding Warranty

ECP stands firmly behind the quality of their products, and they all have a 25-year warranty against defects.

ECP Piers for Foundation Repairs

ECP is one of the largest manufacturers of piers for foundation repairs. They produce basically two types of piers, steel push piers and helical piers. Both kinds of piers are driven into the ground and anchored to your home in order to lift and stabilize the structure. Because both the products and installation are the highest quality, this type of repair is permanent. You won’t need to call us back in a year to redo the work on your home’s foundation.

ECP_Push_Pier, push pier, foundation liftingPush Piers

Push piers are hydraulically driven through ECP’s patented steel brackets until they reach load-bearing rocks or soil. They have an unlimited structure lifting capability can be installed with portable equipment, so that we won’t need to bring in heavy machinery or tear up your landscape. Polyjacking.com can install these push piers any time of year so that you have the ability to can respond quickly as soon as you need to do the repair. Another advantage of push piers is that they can be installed from either the inside or outside the structure, depending on the circumstances.

ECP_Helical_Pier, helical pier, foundation levelingHelical Piers

Like push piers, ECP’s helical piers are hydraulically installed and anchored to a steel bracket. Unlike push piers, helical piers are screwed into the ground while the plates pull the support rod into the ground. Before work is begun, installers will predetermine the torque required to support the weight of the structure. Helical piers are ideal for lighter weight applications, such as decks and porches. They are also very quick and easy to install.

ECP CUSTOM SOLUTIONS

ECP’s complete line of products offers optimal solutions to residential, commercial or industrial deep foundation problems. They have over 95,000 square feet in their manufacturing facility, including robotic welding, computer numerical control (CNC) capabilities, and certified welders. They have the capability to create custom-made products for specific foundation repairs.

ECP CONTRACTORS

ECP maintains a national network of foundation repair contractors with the knowledge, training, and experience to do foundation underpinning according to your local building codes. Customers can call from anywhere in the country and be referred to a local ECP foundation repair professional.

POLYJACKING.COM IS PROUD TO PARTNER WITH ECP

When you contact Polyjacking.com for foundation lifting and leveling, you can count on the fact that we use only the finest ECP products for your foundation repairs. For further information, contact us today for a free estimate!

Restoring a Historic Building’s Foundation

Historic Building Foundations

Reasons for Foundation Failure in Historic Buildings

historic building foundations, restoring historic foundations, foundation restorationHistoric buildings, like all buildings, often develop problems with a foundation that is sinking or become unleveled over time. There are some special consideration in restoring historic building foundations. Older buildings are particularly prone to foundation failure for a number of reasons.

Unstable soils – After a period of time, soils beneath and surrounding a foundation may become more compacted, shift, or develop gaps. This may be caused by flooding, removal or addition of trees and landscaping features, or years of changing soil moisture and freezing/thawing patterns.

Improper water drainage – At times, historic buildings are built on old creek beds or new flood plains. Construction on adjacent properties or parking lots may have altered the flow of water toward the property. Over time, even weather patterns may require installation of better interior and exterior water drainage systems to prevent foundation damage.

Foundation materials – Many older foundations are built from bricks or stones with mortar that deteriorates over time or develop cracks allowing water to leak and damage the foundation.

Dirt floors – Often older foundations have dirt floors that are more likely to allow water to enter the basement and cause further damage to the foundation.

Signs of Foundation Failure at a Historic Property

Historic properties, like all properties, often display classic signs of foundation failure:

  • collapsed masonry walls
  • sloping floors
  • cracks in walls, floors, or ceilings
  • misaligned doors and windows

Because historic buildings may be somewhat fragile and have historical value, it is particularly important that you hire a foundation contractor with an established record working on historic buildings.

Overall Guidelines for Restoring a Historic Building

Memorial Union, historic foundation leveling, Polyurethane Concrete LevelingWhenever a historic building requires restoration, there are certain standards which must be followed:

  • Retain Original Function – The property must be used in its original function or be given a new use which reflects its original period.
  • Retain Original Design and Features – Materials, features, spaces, and spatial relationships from the property’s period will be kept and preserved.
  • Retain Original Appearance – Work to stabilize and conserve the property will be physically and visually compatible with the restoration period and documented for future research.
  • Use Original Materials – Materials, features, and finishes characteristic from other historical periods will be documented prior to their alteration or removal.
  • Use Original Craftsmanship – Distinctive materials, features, finishes, construction techniques, and craftsmanship of the restoration period will be preserved.
  • Repair, Don’t Replace – Deteriorated features from the restoration period will be repaired rather than replaced. If a feature is replaced, it will match the old in design, color, texture, and, where possible, materials.
  • Document Changes – Replacement of missing features will be documented to preserve the original history of the property.
  • Prevent Damage to Materials – Chemical or physical treatments will be implemented in the gentlest means possible to prevent damage to historic materials.
  • Protect Archeological Resources – Archeological resources affected by a project will be protected and preserved in place with as little change as possible.
  • Protect Original Design – Designs that were never implemented during the restoration period will not be constructed.

 Considerations When Restoring a Historic Foundation

Below are some of the key steps you should undertake when hiring a contractor to repair or replace the foundation on your historic structure.

Hire a Structural Engineer – It’s always a good idea to hire a structural engineer who specializes in historic building foundations or has some building experience with historic homes to determine how much of your foundation needs to be replaced. A structural engineer will determine the underlying issues and best solution to repair the foundation and resolve the problem.

Document the Details – Before doing foundation repair or any restoration on a historic building, it is important to document as many details as possible. Take pictures, do measurements, and write down details of everything you observe. This will ensure that the new foundation will look exactly like the old one.

Hire an Experience Foundation Contractor – Especially with a historic property, it is essential to hire an experienced foundation contractor to restore the foundation. They will know and follow the restoration guidelines and will make certain that you have the necessary insurance and permit. Because of their experience, they will have knowledge of historic materials and techniques and take extra precautions so that none of the structure collapses or experiences further damage. Polyjacking.com has been a family owned and operated business since 1978 and has an outstanding reputation in restoring foundations of both residential and commercial structures, including historic ones.

Choose Matching Materials – Often older structures will have a brick or stone foundation, so you want to salvage as many of the original bricks or stones as possible. Even if you replace the original foundation with a concrete one, you can do masonry on the outside to make the new foundation look like the original.

Waterproof the New Basement – As long as you are replacing the foundation, you might want a contractor to place drainage tiles along the perimeter of the foundation to waterproof the basement. Polyjacking.com’s parent company, Pro Foundation Technology does basement waterproofing.

Consider Related Projects – If you have an old staircase in the basement that cannot be used, hire someone to build a new one. It’s also a good time to check and replace any outdated electrical, plumbing, or drainage systems. Replacing the soil around the foundation with a quality black topsoil and grading it to a five-degree angle away from the foundation will to provide good exterior drainage.

Why Polyjacking.com is Best for Historic Foundations

ground penetrating radar, gpr, detecting holesThere are several compelling reasons why Polyjacking,com would be a first choice to lift, level, and restore a historic foundation:

  • Professional Experience – Polyjacking.com has professional experience lifting and leveling historic building foundations, including the historic Memorial Union at the University of Missouri and the 200-year-old Belle Meade Mansion in Nashville, TN.
  • Ground Penetrating Radar – Polyjacking.com uses ground penetrating radar (GPR) to detect holes and voids beneath historic foundations.
  • Hole and Void Repair – The polyjacking process fills in holes and voids beneath historic foundations, providing a strong and long-lasting solution without doing excavation.
  • Quality Products – Polyjacking.com uses on the finest materials from Earth Contact Products (ECP), the leading US-manufacturer of foundation repair products.
  • Quality Service – Polyjacking.com has an A+ rating with the BBB and has been awarded for super service by Angie’s List.

Contact Polyjacking.com Today!

The professionals at Polyjacking.com are experienced at lifting and leveling historic structures. We appreciate the extra considerations in working on a historic site and make the extra effort to preserve and protect its integrity. Whether you have a historic structure or are making history with a newer one, contact us today.

Polyjacking Restores Historic Belle Meade Plantation

Built inBelle Meade Plantation, sinking foundation, sloping floors 1807 by John Harding, the historic Belle Meade Plantation developed into a 400 acre thoroughbred horse farm with its own train station, horse park, Greek-revival mansion, and housing for servants and former slaves. Today Belle Meade Plantation includes 34 acres of its original property and several buildings, including the mansion and several outbuildings. It functions now as an educational resource dedicated to preserving Tennessee’s Victorian architecture, history, and equestrian lifestyle. Visitors can tour the buildings, shop, dine, taste wine, and enjoy special events held at this historic plantation. See their website at http://bellemeadeplantation.com/.

Belle Meade Mansion

The Belle Meade Plantation mansion began as a two story Federal-style home, built in the 1820s with red bricks on a limestone foundation. On each side was a one-story wing. In the 1840’s, William Giles Harding made additions to the original home and updated the style to Greek-Revival. The mansion features three floors with ceiling heights of fourteen feet on the lower two floors and eight feet on the top floor. It also contains a central hallway that extends through the three levels and a circular, cantilevered staircase with empire style spirals carved from cherry. Throughout the home are palladium wall niches for holding lamps at night. The home contains bedrooms for family members and guests as well as servant’s quarters.

Foundation Problems at Belle Meade Mansion

foundation repair, concrete leveling, sinking floorThe limestone foundation at Belle Meade was having issues common at many older homes. It was sinking into the soil beneath it. After many years, rainwater had caused hydrostatic (water) pressure, creating cracks and water seepage in the walls and floor of the foundation. Heavy rains also caused water to seep beneath the foundation, and continued freezing and thawing had caused the soil to expand and contract, creating sinking and voids in the ground beneath the structure.

Because of the sinking and leaning walls in the foundation, it could no longer provide adequate support to the structure about it. Signs of foundation failure included sloping and uneven floors in many rooms of the old mansion. Because of the age and historic value of the building, the preservers of the property knew they couldn’t hire just anyone to restore the 200-year-old foundation without damaging the above structure.

Polyjacking Restores the Mansion’s Sinking Foundation

Belles Meade Mansion, foundation repair TN, old building repairBecause of their reputation for doing outstanding foundation repair, including work on prior historic buildings, the management of Belle Meade Plantation did not hesitate to contact Pro Foundation Technology and their division, Polyjacking.com, from Kansas City. PFT and Polyjacking.com have more than 30 years of experience doing waterproofing, concrete, and foundation repair in Kansas City and throughout Kansas and Missouri. They use the highest-quality products from US manufacturer, Earth Contact Products (ECP) and have won recent recognition from HomeAdvisor for their quality service and workmanship.

Polyjacking.com made three trips to the historic mansion and were able to lift the sinking foundation and repair the underlying structure through the following steps:

  • Using ground penetrating radar to detect voids, holes, underground structures, utilities, and other objects beneath the foundation
  • Drilling small holes in the foundation floor in preparation for polyjacking
  • Filling the voids beneath the foundation with polyurethane foam that expands into the voids and stabilizes the soil beneath the foundation

Not only were they able to lift and level the foundation without messy external excavation, they caused minimal disruption to the operations at the plantation and caused no additional damage to the structure or its contents. Belle Meade Mansion is restored to its former glory, is supported by a stronger foundation, is more structurally sound, and will last for many years to come.

Contact Polyjacking.com for Foundation Repair

No matter if your home is over 200 years old or less than 20 years old, Polyjacking.com can lift and restore its foundation both quickly and cost-effectively so that it is better than new. Contact Polyjacking.com today!

Concrete Leveling at Denver Gas Company

Polyjacking Helps Anadarkio Petroleum

Natural Gas Field, concrete leveling, polyjackingAnadarkio Petroleum operates six hydraulic fracturing stations on the Wattenberg Gas Field located beneath the states of Colorado and Wyoming. When an inlet pipe broke recently at its station just north of Denver, CO, injection fluid drained beneath the concrete slab at the station. This caused 3 to 5 inch voids to form under the concrete floor which left the concrete floor unlevel. The general contractor of their onsite service company, Open Range Services, knew he needed to find an efficient and effective solution for lifting and leveling the sinking concrete slab.

Why Mudjacking Wasn’t a Good Option

At first, the head of Open Range Services considered using the “tried and true” method of concrete leveling, mudjacking. Mudjacking forces a mixture of concrete and other aggregates beneath concrete slabs in order to lift and level them. After some consideration, he found that mudjacking would not only be too expensive but that it would take a lot longer to apply. In addition ORS would have the added cost of removing and replacing the entire slab instead of simply repairing it.

Why Polyjacking Is Best for Concrete Leveling

When ORS contacted Polyjacking.com about their concrete leveling process, it soon became clear that polyjacking was a superior solution for their situation. Steve Walker, general foreman for Pro Foundation Technology, Polyjacking’s parent company, shares:

“It’s [polyjacking is] a far superior method. Mudjacking means you drill large holes in the slab, mix the mud or grout onsite, and pump it using large hoses into the holes in the slab. It’s dirty, invasive, and time consuming. Geotechnical polyurethane foam is much lighter- four pounds per cubic yard, versus 120 pounds or more using mud – simpler, cleaner to use, and much less expensive. We pump a two part liquid system from a truck or pull behind rig through a narrow hose into a gun used to inject the unique geotechnical foam beneath the slab to fill any and all voids. The foam expands, completely fills the empty space, raises the slab to level, then cures in place to become highly durable and [help] prevent further erosion at that site.”

Polyjacking is Easier and Faster to Install

Polyjacking.com uses a compound called TerraThane to inject beneath concrete slabs for lifting and leveling. TerraThane is manufactured by NCFI Polyuethanes, a Fort Worth, TX company. Polyjacking.com installs the polyurethane via the following procedure:

  • Using radar equipment to find voids in the soil
  • Drilling small 5/8 inch holes into the concrete
  • Using hoses to inject the TerraThane polymer
  • Applying the right amount for lifting and leveling the concrete
  • Doing appropriate clean up (which is always minimal)

The complete process usually takes less than seven hours. Mudjacking, on the other hand, may require weeks or months to complete and create a huge mess. For additional information on mudjacking vs. polyjacking, click here.

Open Range Services is Pleased with the Results

According to Steve Walker, Open Range Services, was very satisfied with the final results, “They said they knew who to call if it happened again.” Things are running smoothly again at this particular Anadarkio Petroleum hydraulic fracturing station, one of six located on the Wattenberg Gas Field, which is considered the ninth largest gas reserve in the entire US.

Polyjacking.com Serves Commercial Customers Nationwide

Polyjacking.com has a nationwide reputation for its top-quality polyjacking products and services. They actually coined the term, “polyjacking”. It is a division of Pro Foundation Technology, a leading concrete repair company based in Kansas City, MO.

To learn more about Polyjacking.com’s concrete lifting and leveling services, contact us today!

Top 8 Warning Signs of Foundation Problems

Top 8 Warning Signs of Foundation Problems

It is very common for homes to develop foundation issues at some point in their life. Right after construction, all homes have some degree of natural settling. Eventually water leaks, changes in soil, hydrostatic pressure, and many other factors contribute to foundation problems. Following is a list of the top 8 warning signs that your home or a home you are about to purchase has foundation problems. Contact Polyjacking.com if you see any of these warning signs.

Leaky Basement

Leaking Basement, wet basement, foundation problems

If your basement floor is wet or your basement walls are leaking water, it is important to address the cracks. Sometimes these leaks are a sign of more serious problems to your homes foundation. Over time, the soil beneath your foundation may settle and cause the foundation itself to sink or shift. Too much change may lead to severe cracks, water damage, and foundation failure.

 

Uneven or Sloping Floors

Sloping Floor. uneven floor, foundation problems in Missouri

If the floors in your basement or inside your home are uneven, it is a sure sign you have foundation problems. It is likely that some portion of the foundation floor has sunk deeper into the soil or that a foundation wall is leaning or bowing. These are both serious issues that require foundation repair.

 

Cracks in Floors

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It is not uncommon for floors to develop small cracks shortly after construction due to natural settling. Cracks which continue to expand or leak water should be address as soon as possible. Some cracks can be filled before they develop too much water damage. If cracks are due to shifting the soil underneath the foundation, the concrete slab may require additional lifting or leveling.

 

Cracks in Walls or Ceilings

Most homes will develop small cracks in the walls after construction due toCrack in Ceiiling, wall cracks natural settling. If cracks continue to become larger or leak, they should be filled before further problems develop. If cracks are horizontal, stair-stepping, or widening quickly, it may be a sign of that the foundation needs to be repaired or replaced.

 

Bowing or Bulging Walls

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Some soils, especially clay soils, have a tendency to expand and contract depending upon moisture content. If foundation walls are leaning, bowing or bulging, that is a sure sign that there is too much hydrostatic pressure from the exterior soil. This a certain sign that the foundation needs some sort of reinforcement before it fails.

 

Sticky Doors and Windows

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When doors and windows don’t open or close properly, it is usually due to a shift in the frame and surrounding wall or floor. Usually you will find that there are cracks in the caulking area around the frame that may get wider or spread. This is a certain sign that the foundation is settling or sinking unevenly and should be repaired before it gets worse.

 

Gaps in Doors, Windows and Garage Doors

Gaps around doors, windows and garage doors also indicate foundation Gap in Door, foundation leveling, foundation leveling in MOissues. They are caused when the foundation floor begins to sink or become uneven or when the walls themselves begin to lean or rotate. Besides the fact that you don’t want cold or hot air leaking through gaps, it is an indicator that the foundation should be checked and repaired.

 

Leaning Chimney

When your outside chimney is leaning, that iLeaning Chimney, foundation lifting, foundation lifting in Kansas Citys a certain sign of a foundation problem. Most likely the soil beneath the chimney is not supporting the chimney uniformly causing is to lean. This indicates that the foundation beneath the chimney needs additional support or repair.

 

 

What if you have warning signs?

If you have one or more of the above 8 warning signs of foundation problems, it is important that you contact a foundation repair specialist immediately.  Many of these problems are caused by a settling or sinking foundation. Polyjacking.com is the area specialist in lifting and leveling concrete foundations. Contact us for a free consultation and estimate for repair your problem foundation.

Poor Yard Drainage Can Cause Problems

Poor Yard Drainage

poor yard drainage, surface water, poor yard drainage MOSometimes yards, driveways and sidewalks in Kansas and Missouri can be flooded during March and April. Melting snow and springtime rains can lead to excess water and slow runoff. Poor yard drainage may cause many problems in your lawn, gardens, external concrete walkways and foundation, including:

  • Mud in your lawn where children and pets cannot play
  • Potential lawn problems due to insects and fungus
  • Poor soil where many plants won’t thrive
  • Seepage into your home’s foundation and basement
  • Damage to exterior and interior concrete surfaces

Causes for Poor Yard Drainage

Lawn drainage problems are common during spring. Following are some of the causes for poor drainage:

  • Wrong slope of the land where water travels to the lowest spot
  • Type of soil which may or may not hold or drain water quickly
  • Paved areas, driveways, sidewalks or patios which spill water onto your lawn
  • Sprinkler systems which may be leaking or running too frequently
  • Neighboring yards which may slope onto yours

Solutions for Poor Yard Drainage

Draining Foundation WaterThe solution to a yard drainage problem depends upon the underlying cause. The most important aspect of any solution for poor lawn drainage is simply finding an alternative place for excess water to go:

  • Installing drains in low areas
  • Digging trenches to catch standing water
  • Installing pipes to route the excess
  • Creating a soakaway, an area filled with rocks to absorb excess water
  • Repair, seal or level concrete floors and surfaces

When to Call an Expert

Whatever your drainage problems, it is often useful to call in an expert to diagnose and solve your water issues. If you have poor drainage from concrete surfaces or other issues with your concrete patio, driveway, sidewalks or foundations, Polyjacking.com is the Kansas and Missouri expert at concrete leveling and repair. Call our experts anytime you need foundation leveling or repair.

Historic Memorial Union Gets New Life with Polyurethane Foam

Memorial Union, Polyurethane Concrete LevelingWith its beautiful Gothic architecture and bell tower, the Memorial Union at the University of Missouri has been slowly deteriorating. This iconic building was built to honor the 117 Mizzou alumni who died in WWI. Due to soil erosion and severe dry conditions, voids and cavities formed beneath the surface. In turn, this caused the concrete slab to become uneven, becoming a significant threat to everything in its path.

A team of engineers, with structural design and environmental engineering experience, inspected the damage. They came to the conclusion that polyurethane foam would be more effective as opposed to using mudjacking. NCFI’s TerraThane Geotech foam system, the best in the spray foam industry, was used to repair the settlement. The area consisted of 1,200 sq. ft under the offices of the buildings and 1,500 lbs of TerraThane was injected into the surface. Unlike mudjacking, 5/8 inch holes were drilled into the surface without creating a mess. The process was quick, easy, effective, and didn’t require the building to be shut down during repairs. All of these factors played a major role in choosing polyurethane foam over traditional methods. Polyurethane fixed all soil issues without creating a burden onto the soil. This makes polyurethane a permanent solution for concrete leveling.

In conclusion, TerraThane costs 60% less than concrete replacement so it was the best choice for concrete leveling. Mark Whitehead, an experienced engineer, commented that “polyurethane played a major role in saving a building so important to the hundreds of thousands of Mizzou alums and future Tigers.”

Read more about the Historic Memorial Union project.

Pro Foundation Technology, Inc. – Our Parent Company

If you’re looking for a professional foundation repair company built on honesty, quality and customer satisfaction, you’ve come to the right place! At Pro Foundation Technology, Inc., we care about our customers’ needs and concerns. We make sure the job is done right the first time, giving you peace of mind for many years to come.

Pro Foundation Technology, Inc., the parent company of Polyjacking.com, is a family owned and operated foundation repair company that has been serving the Missouri and Kansas area since 1978. Dennis Morgan is the owner of Pro Foundation Technology, Inc. and the father of Joe Morgan, who owns Polyjacking.com. Both Joe and Dennis, as well as their employees have the skills and experience to provide the best service for residents in their service area. This is why Pro Foundation Technology, Inc. is a long-standing member of the BBB with an A+ rating and a preferred contractor on Angie’s List. Both companies are licensed, as well as insured, and offer financing options for customers.

Why is Pro Foundation Technology, Inc. the Leading Foundation Repair Company in the Kansas City Area?

Pro Foundation Technology Kansas CityHow can Pro Foundation Technology, Inc benefit you? First, PFT uses foundation repair products by ECP that are made right here in the USA. Second, PFT provides free, detailed estimates so we can inspect your property and look for the source of foundation damage.

In addition, PFT offers more than just foundation repair solutions, they provide the following services:

  • Foundation Repair
    If you have foundation issues, we use the latest piers on the market to restore your foundation back to normal. However, our services are not just limited to residential projects, we also serve commercial and municipal applications. We use steel push piers, helical piers, and helical tiebacks to stabilize foundations.
  • Basement Waterproofing
    We keep basements safe and dry with waterproofing solutions, such as interior/exterior waterproofing, sump pumps, French drain systems, and crawlspace encapsulation.
  • Concrete Leveling
    To stabilize sinking concrete slab, we use high-density polyurethane foam to lift sidewalks, driveways, and more. Compared to concrete replacement, concrete leveling is the most cost effective and non-invasive alternative to providing a safe, sturdy surface. In addition to saving money, there is little downtime because your concrete will be ready to use within minutes after repairs are made.
  • Crawlspace Repair
    If your crawlspace is suffering from moisture or water damage, we offer crawlspace encapsulation and piers to eliminate further damage.

If you’re looking for quality craftsmanship from professionals, contact Pro Foundation Technology, Inc. or Polyjacking.com today. All of our work includes a “no hassle” transferable warranty. Read our testimonials to get a reference list of satisfied customers.

How Excess Water Affects Your Concrete Slab

Most people don’t think their concrete slab can be repaired. And others do not want to make the necessary repairs. In reality, concrete is another maintenance project because it is susceptible to damage, especially when exposed to standing water. Every year, homes and buildings experience concrete slab damage due to heavy rainwater and flooding in the Kansas City area. Such situations can have damaging effects on sidewalks, driveways, patios, walkways, concrete floors, and concrete foundations. The good news, however, is that concrete can be repaired. At Polyjacking.com, we make sound decisions and recommendations to solve your concrete slab problems caused by excess water.

Types of Concrete Slab Problems

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Concrete slabs are very porous. This means standing water can easily fill in pores on the surface and eventually break down the concrete. As a result, the concrete may crack, move or even settle.

If you suspect concrete slab damage, inspect the surface and look for the following:

  • Concrete cracks – Clay soil expands when wet, and contracts as it dries out. This constant fluctuation, causes voids and holes under the concrete slab. As a result, the concrete surface sinks and forms cracks.
  • Uneven concrete or holes in the concrete – Concrete that is exposed to too much water, harsh weather elements, and other issues can cause soil expansion and movement under the surface. This creates uneven concrete, as well as holes in the surface.

Concrete Leveling Services

At Polyjacking.com, we provide repair services for your cracked and uneven concrete by injecting polyurethane beneath the concrete slab. Once injected underneath the slab, it fills in voids and raises slab to its desired level. It also seals cracks and joints underneath the slab, while stabilizing the soil to prevent future settlement.

If you have damaged concrete slabs on your property, contact our concrete repair specialist today. We use the latest concrete repair methods to restore your concrete. For concrete repair services in Kansas City, St. Louis, and the surrounding area, contact us today!

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NCFI Polyurethanes & TerraThane Geotechnical Polyurethanes 060616

A Brief History of NCFI Polyurethanes

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Mt Airy, North Carolina

A division of Barnhardt Manufacturing Company, NCFI was organized in 1964 by research chemist Dr. H. W. Bradley and Charlotte-based Barnhardt Manufacturing Company. NCFI quickly became a leader in the manufacturing of flexible polyurethane foam for the bedding and furniture industries. In 1966, we moved into our present-day 46,000 square-foot plant in Mount Airy, NC. Since then, our facility has been expanded eight times to its current 280,000 square feet. NCFI has an additional North Carolina manufacturing plant in Hickory, and two more located in Dalton, GA and Salt Lake City, UT.

 

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Clearfield, Utah


Markets supplied by NCFI Polyurethanes

  • Spray Foam Insulation, Residential, Commercial and Industrial
  • Spray Foam Roofing, Roof Coating Systems and Polyurea
  • Consumer Products such as Flexible Foams, Marine Floatation Foams, Specialty Molding, Packaging, Medical and Aerospace
  • Geotechnical Polyurethanes, Concrete Lifting/Raising/Leveling, Void Fill, Substitute Back fill, Soil Stabilization, Pipe Line Erosion Control

Remote Stocking Warehouse Locations

  • Denver Colorado
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Grand Prairie, Texas
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Orlando, Florida
  • Edmonton, Alberta Canada
  • Toronto, Ontario Canada
  • Schenectady, New York
  • Eagan, Minnesota

NCFI Polyurethanes Technical Service Center & Laboratory

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Laboratory Research & Development Facility



Located In Mt Airy, NC, NCFI has a fully staffed technical service center which houses a complete research and development and laboratory facility, customer service and order entry, technical service, equipment, parts and repair center.
NCFI Polyurethane Tech Service Center

 

NCFI Polyurethanes laboratory and R&D facility incorporates a staff of chemists, Lab and R&D technicians with a combined 250 years’ experience in the formulation, development and testing of polyurethane systems.
In house testing capabilities include, but not limited to; ASTM test methods, D1621, D1622. D1623, D2842, D2126, C355, C518, C273, D4541. Other facility testing capabilities include freezer for testing cold weather formulations and full scale spray and pour line equipment set ups.

 

Customer Service & Technical Service & Training

CSR

CSR & Tech Service Offices

NCFI Polyurethanes staffs 7 customer service representatives (CRS) and technical service representatives.

The CSR staff is responsible for chemical order entry, logistics, shipping and warehouse stock. From small UPS or FedEx shipments to hot shot delivery, dedicated truckload shipment and LTL loads. NCFI has capabilities of shipping both domestically and internationally.

Technical Services & Training

NCFI’s tech service team is factory trained on Graco and PMC and other popular makes of polyurethane processing equipment, operation and maintenance procedures. Classroom training is available as is in the field on the job site training.

Our technicians are fully versed and experienced in the recommendation, repair and maintenance of such components as complete trailer & truck set ups, gun maintenance, complete system operation and repair, pump repair, proportioner recommendation, operation and troubleshooting, system evaluation and repair part support. In the field on job site service also available for hands on training and support.

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NCFI / TerraThane Geotechnical Polyurethanes Systems and History

During the early 1990’s NCFI worked in conjunction with Uretek to develop at that time a system called 449-91 which later became what is now known today as TerraThane 24-486. This early development of a void fill and concrete lifting foam used under Uretek’s concrete lifting patent, which has since expired, would later transform into the 25 plus TerraThane geotechnical polyurethane systems available today through NCFI.

TerraThane systems include;

  • Density – 2.0 pounds per cubic foot (PCF) to 8.0 pounds per cubic foot (PCF)
  • Strength Values – 33 PSI to 310 PSI
  • Reactivity values – Up to 500 seconds (Hand mix @72F)
  • Wet Environment Systems – Hydrophobic or Hydro-Insensitive systems available
  • Maximum Service Temperatures- 180F (82.2C) to 200F (93.3C)
  • All TerraThane systems are 1 to 1 mix ratio, closed cell, excellent chemical resistance and good to excellent dimensional stability.
  • TerraThane systems are available in 55 gallon drum sets and 275 gallon tote sets. Systems are filled by volume and not weight. Consult TerraThane weight chart for further set weight information.

Industry Affiliations:

  • Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA)
  • International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI)
  • National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA)
  • US Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • International Code Council (ICC)
  • Insulation Contractors Association of America (ICAA)
  • National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)
  • Polyurea Development Association (PDA)

Project Reference:

  • Pepsi Distribution – Nashville TN
  • Pepsi Distribution – Kansas City, MO
  • Post Properties Inc. – Dallas, TX
  • Mercy Hospital – Charlotte, NC
  • Major Home Improvement Store– IL
  • American Royal Convention Center – Kansas City, MO
  • Supervalu Inc – Fargo, ND
  • Denver International Airport – Denver CO
  • Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport – OH/KY
  • Robert E Lee High School – Houston TX
  • Bally’s Casino – Tunica MS
  • ABB Group – Houston, TX
  • Crystal Bridges Museum – Bentonville, AR
  • Ohio Department of Transportation
  • Oklahoma Department of Transportation
  • Louisiana Department of Transportation
  • Utah Department of Transportation
  • Colorado Department of Transportation
  • Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Georgia Department of Transportation
  • City of Clinton MS
  • Virginia Department of Transportation
  • North Carolina Department of Transportation
  • North Dakota Department of Transportation
  • Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • City of Plano TX
  • City of Mansfield TX
  • Alabama Department of Transportation
  • Missouri Department of Transportation
  • University of Colorado
  • Kansas Department of Transportation
  • Wyoming Department of Transportation
  • BankPlus – Yazoo City, MS
  • Nordstrom Inc. – Coreta Madera CA
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