Get on Solid Ground about Stabilizing Your Concrete
Like most things in life, concrete stabilizing runs much deeper than the surface. Unfortunately, when it comes to the topic, there’s a glaring lack of mindfulness about the proper procedures and, as a result, most people settle for sub-par safety standards. However, neglect can increase the likelihood of injuries and accumulate considerable repair expenses. So, without further ado, Concrete Solutions wants to pass the knowledge onto you in an attempt to spread more awareness, potentially preventing concrete-related disasters from racking up in the future.
You can’t rely on surface-level inspection alone to determine concrete stability; in actuality, a deceptively solid-looking pavement can distract from more persistent stability issues underneath that unsupported slab. Because it would be near impossible to physically construct blocks to cover all the voids lurking under the surface, a substance with more permeability can better mold to the concrete’s jagged texture. Luckily, AP lift foam can add support to a volatile structure and compensate for any elevation inconsistencies. Once it solidifies, the powerful polymers can better sustain the concrete’s strength and durability. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works:
When overseeing these kinds of jobs, our expert team first sets up various tools to accurately monitors slab levels. As a secondary means of monitoring, we recommend a zip level. Next, we begin drilling holes in the surface, injecting the polymer into the now porous material. From this point onwards, the foam does the majority of the work for you – it naturally fills the voids by following the path of least resistance. After it’s done its job, all that’s left is the cleanup process. We start by correctly disposing of any excess polymer – it’s imperative that this step is done within minutes of injection, as the dried lift foam’s high strength cure could bond it to the concrete permanently.
We keep track of changes throughout the whole site via our PMC proportioner, which separately pumps the A & B sides separately, ensuring they mix and expand upon polymer injection. During this process, it’s important to stay mindful of each injection; each void beneath the slab needs to be filled, so the treatment can effectively provide even support throughout the entire area. And there you have it, folks – that’s how the job is done, in a nutshell – and the resulting soil consolidation can support up to 14,000 pounds per square foot. You don’t have to feel out of your depths any longer. For guaranteed rapid results and a painless stabilizing procedure for your concrete, call Concrete Solutions at (561)577-6085.