Whether you're managing a property or hiring someone else to manage it, it's important to keep the property safe, stable, and strong for the tenants and the community. This means making the necessary concrete repairs, improvements, and inspections in and around the property. If you notice a sunken driveway, sidewalk, or damaged concrete floor, get it repaired immediately. These problem areas can cause uneven surfaces, creating a tripping hazard on your property.
What Causes Settling Concrete
So what causes settling concrete? Settling concrete is not rare in Kansas City and St. Louis. The primary causes of sinking concrete are due to weak soils, soil shrinkage, or erosion underneath a concrete slab that is unable to support its weight.
The good news is that you don't have to live with sunken concrete for your rental properties. Polyjacking.com can lift, level, and underseal concrete by using polyurethane foam.
Polyjacking installation involves the following steps:
- 5/8" holes are drilled through the damaged concrete.
- Polyurethane foam is injected through the holes. As the polyurethane foam expands 20 times its liquid volume, it fills in the voids and cavities under the slab. The foam is water-resistant, sealing the bottom of the slab and resisting any erosion. It lifts and levels the concrete to the desired height. The foam also compresses any loose soil under the slab, removing some of the causes of the original damage.
- After the slab is leveled, the holes are patched.
- Polyurethane foam cures within 15 minutes, allowing the slab to be ready for use shortly after completion. Mudjacking can take days to cure. The work area is cleaned up and the equipment is removed.
Polyjacking.com, the concrete leveling division of Pro Foundation Technology, has years of experience in concrete repair for rental properties in the Kansas City area. Contact us today for a free estimate.