We Use PolyRenewal® Injection Foam to Raise Settled Concrete in Greater Greensboro

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PolyRenewal® geotechnical capabilities:

  • Lift settled slabs and slab foundations
  • Lift and level sunken sidewalks
  • Strengthen and stabilize loose soil
  • Fill sinkholes and other voids
  • Lift, level and stabilize roadways and airport runways
  • Repair and stabilize rail beds weakened by soil washouts
  • Treat soil to improve load-bearing characteristics in preconstruction applications

Concrete is a heavy material and so are the vehicles, machinery and structures that concrete slabs and footings are expected to support.

Sometimes, the combined weight of concrete and what it supports causes concrete settlement to occur. The soil beneath the concrete compresses and can cause major problems.

Commercially, concrete roadways can become dangerous or unusable. This often results in sections of runways and parking lots being closed down. In the example of trains, train service can be interrupted because of erosion and settlement beneath the track bed.

This can cause problems at your home as well. Uneven sidewalks, walkways and steps can cause tripping, and sunken driveway slabs can make parking your car in the garage quite a challenge. PolyRenewal® is designed specifically to repair this type of problem in Mount Airy, Lenoir, Bristol, Statesville, Taylorsville, Abingdon, Boone and the surrounding areas.

The Grayson County Sheriff’s Department had a sinking slab for years that was becoming a safety concern. Tar Heel Basement Systems raised the sinking slab using a waterproof, high-density polyurethane foam called PolyRenewal. No disruption was done to the sidewalk or landscape surrounding it. The once sinking slab has now been stabilized and lifted.
Unfortunately this Thurmond, NC homeowner’s pool deck had become a “toe-stumper” and trip hazard, causing more worry than relaxation. Not wanting to rip out their entire pool deck in fear of messing up the pool itself, they called Tar Heel Basement Systems for an alternative solution. With no disruption to the landscaping, pool deck or pool itself, Tar Heel Basement Systems lifted the sinking slab back level. The installation of the PolyRenewal system only took a few hours, which allowed … Continue readingThurmond, NC- Pool Deck Trip Hazard Resolved »
After heavy rains, water puddled up in the corner of the patio due to the sinking slab. Having dealt with the issue for almost a decade, the homeowners were ready to have the problem resolved without causing major disruption to their property. Tar Heel Basement Systems injected a two-part polyurethane foam beneath the slab through penny-sized holes. The void beneath the slab was filled, allowing for the patio to be raised and leveled. The State Road, NC homeowners have a leveled patio that caused … Continue readingState Road, NC- Sinking Patio Restored with PolyRenewal »
This Triad homeowner’s pool deck had begun sinking approximately (6) six years ago, but was now becoming a problem because they needed a new pool liner. In order to ensure the new pool liner would be installed correctly, they needed to fix their settlement problem first. The PolyRenewal team was able to meet this homeowner’s request by lifting the slab back to the appropriate height with no disruption to the yard or pool. Now this Asheboro, NC homeowner can enjoy … Continue readingAsheboro, NC – Pool Deck Lift »
This Yadkinville, NC home has a large concrete porch that wraps around the house. Over time, the porch’s concrete slab settled, or sunk, nearly 2 inches. Tar Heel Basement Systems used their state-of-the-art PolyRenewal System to lift and stabilize the porch in less than one day. The expanding polyurethane is injected beneath the sinking concrete through a penny-sized drilled hole to fill the void and lift the slab.
This beautiful Mocksville, NC home had a brick porch that had settled over the years and was now becoming a noticeable hazard when entering and exiting the home. Tar Heel Basement Systems was able to completely raise and level the porch by using PolyRenewal, a high-density polyurethane foam that is lightweight and waterproof, giving this porch a fresh look!
The homeowners of this Fleetwood, NC residence were aware of the liability and trip hazard their sinking slab had become over the years. With a two-inch difference in height of the slab, they needed to have this problem corrected without major disruption to their yard and landscaping. Tar Heel Basement Systems used the PolyRenewal method to stabilize and raise the sinking slab. A small (penny-sized) hole was drilled below the slab and a two-part polyurethane foam was injected. The void causing the settlement was filled and the slab was raised, creating safe and even … Continue readingSinking Sidewalk in Fleetwood, NC Restored with PolyRenewal »
The sinking slab at this Abingdon, VA residence was a long term problem that could no longer be covered up with D.I.Y. patching. After several attempts at fixing the sinking porch themselves, the homeowner’s called Tar Heel Basement Systems for professional guidance. The PolyRenewal Team stabilized the soil under the slab and lifted the slab back to the original height using high-density foam called, PolyRenewal. Unlike mud jacking or total concrete replacement, no destruction was done to the property or … Continue readingAbingdon, VA – Sinking Slab Porch Raised with PolyRenewal »
The Abingdon, VA driveway had settled five inches throughout the recent years, causing difficulty when entering the garage. Needing to have the problem fixed without major disruption to the driveway, the homeowners called Tar Heel Basement Systems. Using the PolyRenewal method to restore the slab, the installation team was able to lift the sinking driveway in just a day, without any disruption to the property. The two-part polyurethane foam was injected beneath the slab, filling the void and raising the … Continue readingSinking Driveway Restored in Abingdon, VA »
The carport at this Lenoir, NC home started to settle over a decade ago, but recently the problem was becoming progressively worse. The homeowners wanted to have the problem addressed immediately by a professional. Tar Heel Basement Systems lifted the slab floor of the carport and successfully reattached the brick veneer along the wall by using PolyRewenal. The lightweight polyurethane foam was injected under the slab through small, penny-sized holes; leaving no trace of disruption to the property.

PolyRenewal® offers important ADVANTAGES:

  • Strong but light. PolyRenewal® weighs only about 4lbs. per cubic ft., compared to 120lbs. per cubic ft. for standard fill material. PolyRenewal® ’s light weight makes it useful where denser fill material might impose an undesirable load on weak soils. Despite its light weight, PolyRenewal® can support substantial loads; it typically provides greater lifting power than mudjacking.
  • Waterproof. Once cured, PolyRenewal® will not wash away. PolyRenewal® ’s waterproofing properties can be beneficial in certain applications.
  • Stable and inert. PolyRenewal® does not react with soil or moisture; it will not leach harmful chemicals into the soil.
  • Quick curing. Down time is minimized with PolyRenewal® concrete repair. Full loading of the foundation, roadway or other structural element can usually happen about 15 minutes after the material is injected.
  • Adjustable. Adjusting the density and expansive force of the 2-part foam affords a wide range of geotechnical uses. Lifting force can be adjusted by fine-tuning the chemical reaction that causes the foam to expand. An experienced applicator can factor not only the weight of the structural element but also soil characteristics and temperature and weather conditions. Special formulations are possible for applications where water must be displaced.
  • Noninvasive. PolyRenewal® injection equipment isn’t bulky, enabling applicators to access confined areas. When properly injected, PolyRenewal® is not as messy or disruptive as other slab and foundation-lifting techniques.

Polymer injection solves soil settlement and stabilization problems

In the past, contractors often raised settled concrete by pumping a liquid mortar beneath the settled section (called mud jacking). But this pumping process is hard to control, and the added mass of the mortar puts even more weight on the soil.

Fortunately, foundation and concrete repair specialists now have a new technique that’s more effective at raising settled concrete. Polymer injection harnesses the expansive force of a structural grade geopolymer to provide fast concrete leveling, fill voids in soil and strengthen soil that has poor load-bearing qualities.

The polymer consists of two separate liquids that are combined right at the injection nozzle to trigger a chemical reaction that turns the blended ingredients into expanding, high-density foam. The foam flows into voids and between loose soil particles, expanding to about 15 times its initial volume. This expansive action effectively lifts settled concrete. An experienced technician, like those at Tar Heel Basement Systems, can control the application to create just the right amount of raising pressure.

The polymer begins to harden quickly after doing its raising work. Within just 30 minutes, it reaches 90% of its final strength, enabling damaged concrete roads and slabs to be put back into service right away. The speed of polymer injection repairs is another huge advantage over mortar pumping.

In addition to lifting and realigning settled and/or shifted concrete, polymer injection can be done prior to construction to improve soil stability and strength. Injections as deep as 20ft.-30ft. are possible.

Contact Tar Heel Basement Systems for expert concrete repair

Ready to see why PolyRenewal® is the superior choice when it comes to repairing sinking concrete in Greater Greensboro? Get started by calling Tar Heel Basement Systems at 1-336-923-4370 or contact us online to meet with one of our specialists today! We provide written estimates for concrete repair in Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point, Lexington and throughout the surrounding area.