What is Foamjacking?
The Importance of Foamjacking in Kansas City
Groundwater, erosion, and soil decomposition can cause your foundation to break down and settle. If you notice your sidewalks, driveways, walkways, or patios require leveling, foamjacking is one of the best ways of achieving this. The life of your concrete structure is extended at a fraction of the cost of replacing these structures.
Foamjacking, also called polyjacking, is an economical repair process for fixing settled and unstable concrete. From small projects to big projects, foamjacking is economical, fast, and effective for correcting these settlement and instability issues.
How Does Foamjacking Work?
Foamjacking uses a polyurethane foam that is injected under the slab and this foam expands, immediately filling any voids under the surface of the slab, raising it back to a level position. A small 5/8” hole is drilled and special equipment is used to inject the high-density polyurethane foam. This is a cleaner process than most concrete leveling systems, such as mudjacking. The injection equipment is directly connected to the slab or structure and the seals engage when not injecting the material, so nothing spills onto the surface area. The drilling is mess-free due to the small size of the hole that is drilled. Polyurethane foam is also environmentally safe.
Because it is the quietest and fastest process for concrete leveling, this method of concrete repair is less disruptive. Vehicle and foot traffic can resume within 15 minutes after the foam is injected. Polyurethane foam is a lightweight material, only adding 3-5 pounds per cubic foot to the sub-base, therefore, it reduces the chances of resettlement of the underlying soils. Foamjacking, by using this high-density polyurethane foam, is waterproof so the treated area is thoroughly undersealed.
Foamjacking is a good solution for:
- Large, heavy slabs
- Areas where cleanliness is important
- Sensitive or expensive surfaces
- Load-sensitive areas
- Isolated sites
- Pavement Lifting/Leveling/Undersealing
- Soil Stabilization
- Infrastructure Repair
- Void Filling
- Road leveling
- Airport Runway Leveling
- Sidewalk Leveling
- Abandoned Sewer Line Void Filling
- Warehouse Floor Leveling
- Manhole Leak Repair
- Curb Leveling
Polyjacking.com has been in business since 1978 and is family owned and operated. Our experts are experienced in high-density polyurethane concrete leveling. Because of its economical, fast, and effective method of leveling concrete, we recommend foamjacking for any of your concrete leveling needs. Contact us today for a free price quote.