Is It Safe to Lift Concrete with Polyurethane Foam?

Is It Safe to Lift Concrete with Polyurethane Foam?

Lifting concrete can be difficult, but it can be done quickly and efficiently with the right tools. Polyurethane foam is an excellent tool for lifting and levelling sunken and settled concrete slabs back into their original position. Lifting concrete with polyurethane foam goes by many names like foam jacking, poly jacking, foam lifting, and others. Many people don't know the benefits of foam jacking and often wonder, is it safe to lift concrete with polyurethane foam? At Quattro Contracting, we use an eco-friendly polyurethane foam process to lift and repair sunken concrete. We can guarantee it is safe, and we'll tell you why! 

Some people asked how lifting concrete with polyurethane foam compares to the more traditional mudjacking. Mudjacking contractors will often tell you that polyurethane foam is too weak to raise settled concrete effectively. This is not based on science, experience or facts; these are often tactics used to sway a potential customer's decision. We can provide solid facts that polyurethane foam is engineered to outperform mudjacking and that it is a highly effective and extremely strong way to lift sunken concrete slabs.

Polyurethane concrete lifting foam is developed and manufactured for the specific purpose of raising and supporting sunken concrete slabs. Polyurethane foam has a long track record as high-performance repair and is much stronger and less invasive than mudjacking. Because polyurethane foam has an incredible lifting power compared to how heavy the foam is, less material is needed to do the job. Polyurethane foam has abundant lifting power and is strong enough to support a slab carrying just about any load. It can lift everything from home foundation slabs to commercial buildings and even highways. It is made to last and is generally a permanent solution to lifting sunken and settled concrete.

At Quattro Contracting, we use HMI polyurethane foam. Aside from this polyurethane foam being specifically designed to raise, level and stabilize sunken concrete slabs, it is also environmentally friendly. HMI's polyurethane is made from over 40% recycled materials! This polyurethane foam is also manufactured without any toxic chemicals. Once it is cured, it is hydro insensitive, meaning water present in the ground will not break it down and cause ground pollution. 

We want to work actively towards positively impacting the environment; that's why we use HMI polyurethane foam. By choosing to lift and level your sunken concrete instead of replacing it, you are also helping the environment. When you replace your concrete instead of having it lifted, the old concrete slabs must be disposed of in a landfill, which burdens the environment. By lifting and levelling sunken and settled concrete, you are doing your part to keep the planet healthy.

At Quattro Contracting, we provide an innovative solution to sunken and settled concrete. Foam jacking is a strong, safe and environmentally friendly way to lift your settled concrete slabs and extend their life span. We are insured and registered to the WSIB, and we follow all the industry standards. We provide our services to residential, commercial, industrial, agricultural and municipal clients. We know that lifting and levelling concrete with polyurethane foam is the most effective method. If you have sunken or settled concrete slabs, give us a call! We offer free estimates and will work hard to get your concrete slabs lifted back to where they should be!