The number one used material in the World is water of course. What’s the World’s number two most used material? It’s concrete! Concrete has been used for over 3,000 years and is made up of cement, water, and aggregate. Concrete might seem relatively harmless, but it makes up 25% of a landfill on average!
With the soil beneath us constantly shifting and eroding, we tend to see concrete sink and crack. In the past your options were limited to fix sinking or un-level concrete. Typically, you would have the concrete busted out and have a new area poured. This meant your old concrete would be hauled off to a landfill and pollute the Earth. Your average sidewalk is between 4–6″ thick, and your interstates are between 8–10″ thick. You can only imagine how much concrete ends up in the landfills everyday with roads being constantly replaced.
So why do we continue to replace un-level or sinking concrete instead of raising it? It’s simple; exposure. Most people have never heard of Polyjacking or Mudjacking before. These lifting solutions give your concrete another chance at life. Polyjacking includes drilling dime sized holes in precise areas and injecting a high density polyurethane foam. The foam rapidly expands which in return lifts the concrete! This technique is frequently used for airport runways and city streets. The foam can withstand a great deal of weight and will never break down or loose density. Polyjacking is also Eco-friendly!
Polyjacking can be used in a wide variety of applications such as sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, porches, patios, and even steps. This new revelation in concrete lifting is changing the game when it comes to concrete repair. Not only is it environmentally friendly, but it dries within minutes and the area can be used again! No more waiting 48 hours before you can walk on your freshly poured concrete. Polyjacking is also a very cost effective solution when compared to the alternatives. Before you send your concrete to live an eternity in a landfill give Polyjacking a chance. Let’s all join together and save the planet from this obstructive substance.