Concrete Raising FAQs — Part II

Sep 20, 2018 | Cement Leveling Houston

Uneven concrete surfaces around your home are more than an eyesore. These troublesome slabs present a tripping hazard for guests and, if not repaired, contribute to the very conditions which caused them to settle in the first place. As your trusted concrete raising company in Houston, Tilted Concrete Solutions is here to help ensure that your property is as beautiful as it is safe. In our previous post, we reviewed a few common questions about concrete raising, and today, we’ll address a few more. Check them out below, then request your free concrete lifting estimate from our team today!

Frequently Asked Questions About Concrete Raising

What Is the Best Concrete Raising Method?

There are two primary methods for lifting a concrete slab and restoring it to its proper position: traditional mudjacking and polyjacking. Both concrete raising methods inject a substance beneath the surface of the slab to carefully raise it. Mudjacking uses a concrete slurry mix and polyjacking uses a polyurethane foam. We believe that polyjacking is a much better solution than mudjacking for raising sinking concrete.

While the concrete slurry mix is certainly effective at lifting the slab, it is heavy and susceptible to erosion and it can worsen already unstable soil conditions. The polyurethane foam is lightweight, strong, and waterproof, providing homeowners with a long-lasting repair that prevents erosion and reduces repump rates. Additionally, the foam cures faster than the concrete slurry and requires smaller, less invasive injection holes to accommodate the repair.

Will My Concrete Sink Again in the Future?

This is something that many property owners are concerned about after discovering that their concrete slabs have sunk or settled. The answer to this question depends on why your concrete was sinking. For example, if you have a drainage issue on your property that results in large pools of water affecting certain areas time and time again, then you may struggle with concrete stability until the drainage issue is fixed. However, we can tell you that polyjacking repairs typically last longer than mudjacking repairs. This is because the foam does not contribute to further sinkage like a concrete slurry can since it is much lighter and waterproof.

How Can I Find a Concrete Raising Company?

Finding a reputable concrete leveling company can be overwhelming. Many companies will claim to provide the best concrete raising services, so how do you know who you can trust? Start by checking with friends and family to see who they recommend, and follow up by doing your own investigation by checking out Better Business Bureau ratings and reading online reviews. At Tilted Concrete Solutions, we are proud to be a Top Rated Local® concrete leveling company in Houston, and we have an A+ rating with the BBB. Our customer reviews speak for themselves, and we offer an industry-leading two-year warranty on our work. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Request an Estimate for Concrete Raising in Houston

Are you ready to restore beauty and safety to your Houston property? If you have a sinking patio, pool deck, driveway, or another concrete surface, then the experienced team at Tilted Concrete Solutions is here to help. We provide a wide variety of commercial and residential concrete raising services, including expansion joint repairs to ensure that your slabs remain safe and functional for years to come. The two-part polyurethane foam we use in our concrete lifting is manufactured right here in Texas with the unique qualities of our clay soils in mind, so you can rest assured that you’re receiving the best repair possible.

Ready to get started? Call us or request your free estimate online now. We can’t wait to help you!