Lifting and repairing concrete with polyurethane foam has many names: foam jacking, poly jacking, foam lifting, and there may even be a couple of other names as well. The bottom line is we are the company that uses eco-friendly, two-part polyurethane foam to lift and repair sunken concrete.
What can Foam Jacking fix?
Foam can lift and repair concrete slabs in a driveway, steps, porch, patio, garage floor, and basement floor.
Is Foam mudjacking better than traditional Mud Jacking?
Foam IS better than mud jacking because the holes that are required to be drilled to use foam are smaller than the holes that are necessary for mud jacking. The lifting product that is created with the two-part foam process will spread up to 7 feet in either direction. Mud does not spread. So there is a necessity for larger and more holes to lift a slab of concrete to repair it. Foam is better than mud jacking because the hardened foam is not affected by water and weather. The concrete will not sink again once the foam has lifted it. The mud-jacking material is made up of water, concrete, and dirt. Once the water from the mud evaporates, the concrete may once again sink. The foam used to lift and repair the sinking concrete is lighter than the materials used in mud jacking. Foam jacking is not as messy as mud jacking, and it takes less time to lift concrete with foam than it does with mud.
Can poly jacking be done between buildings and in hard to get to spaces?
Poly Jacking equipment is smaller than mud jacking equipment. Poly jacking can be done between buildings on sidewalks, patios, steps, and porches.
Does Foam cost more than mud jacking?
Typically, poly jacking is comparable to mud jacking. If you consider the fact that 40% of the jobs we do are to lift and repair concrete that needs to be repaired again after it has already been mud jacked. The answer to that question is yes. Lifting concrete will always be 30-40% less expensive than replacing concrete. A reputable Poly Jacking company will be honest in its evaluation of the job. They should let you know if the concrete is beyond repair and needs to be replaced.
Can foam insulation be used to repair concrete?
The answer to that question is no. Some inexperienced companies and DIYers may try to cut costs and use interior insulation to lift and repair concrete. Concrete Raising Systems has been in the foam mudjacking business since 2012. There is a difference in the foam used to repair sunken concrete and insulate a home. A seasoned professional is recommended to complete the concrete lifting and repair work. The equipment used in the polyurethane foam process needs to be clean and in good working order. The part A to part B ratio in foam mudjacking is adjusted based on the current climate and conditions. Client satisfaction is best attained by hiring an experienced company.
The professionals at Concrete Raising Systems are the best at what they do. When the supplier who sells foam to a large majority of the foam jacking companies around the U.S. asks the owners at Concrete Raising Systems for their advice about their foam products, you know Ken and Jason are the best at what they do. Contact them today for a quote.
This article was originally published in 2016 and has been recently updated.