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Before and after images of sunken slab fixed using the PolyLEVEL system.

Concrete Lifting: Why Would You Need It?

Cracked and settling concrete slab. Many homeowners experience it. Since it is common, it’s important to know that concrete settlement can cause significant problems like trip hazards, pooling water and cracks in the concrete.

There are two common causes of concrete settlement.

First, concrete is often poured over recently backfilled soil around a home or building during construction. This loose soil settles over time and the concrete on top sinks with it.

The second cause is erosion of the soil under the slab. As water runs down through cracks and joints in the concrete it washes the soil out as it passes through. This creates voids under the concrete and eventually allows it to settle.

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The Concrete Lifting Solution To Sinking Concrete


PolyLEVEL Advantages:

  • Less holes and smaller holes (penny sized) needed.
  • Weighs less – 4lbs per cubic foot opposed to concrete’s 120lbs.
  • Immediate turn-around – can be walked or driven on 15 minutes after installation.
  • Environmentally friendly – Manufactured with recycled materials.
  • Reduces trip hazards.
  • One day installation.

The PolyLEVEL™ System is the Proven Solution

Traditional mudjacking, like you see here is expensive and messy. Concrete lifting with the PolyLEVEL™ System from Tennessee Foundation Services is a state of the art approach to concrete lifting and repairing sinking concrete. PolyLEVEL takes the original concept of mudjacking and combines it with modern knowledge and technology.

Rather than using a mixture of concrete and mud, PolyLEVEL utilizes high-density polyurethane to raise slabs back to a desired level.This is done by drilling small (penny sized) holes in the slab, and using specially designed equipment to inject a structural grade polymer into the void. After the void is filled, the expanding properties of the polyurethane allows for an accurate lift and leveling of the slab.

Finally, the small holes are grouted and sealed, and the slab is completely restored.

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Restore Your Property Value

Real Estate professionals tell us that today, more than ever, it is difficult to sell a home with cracked and uneven concrete slabs. Left untreated, a home’s value may have to be discounted significantly to sell, often by much more than the cost of the PolyLEVEL repair. Therefore, in most cases, you are saving money by addressing your foundation problem now. Plus, the problem can be fixed right away!

To see if PolyLEVEL is right for you contact us today for your free, no obligation inspection.

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PolyLEVEL – The Safe and Permanent Solution by Mike Fuqua, Ph.D

PolyLEVEL injection for concrete leveling and lifting has been one of the biggest construction breakthroughs in recent years. Quick curing, durable, minimally invasive, environmentally sound – it almost seems too good to be true.

Because PolyLEVEL is so much lighter and more easily injected than mud jacking, we often get questions from our customers as to how durable PolyLEVEL can really be. Well, in 2006 the Argonne National Laboratory in Illinois began running tests on PolyLEVEL materials, and came to some pretty outstanding conclusions. According to the study:

  • PolyLEVEL does not lose strength in dry or wet conditions – even at temperatures reaching 195°F.
  • PolyLEVEL does not lose strength or integrity during the freeze and thaw cycle that we see here in the Midwest.
  • PolyLEVEL doesn’t show any breakdown or release of gases when exposed to the equivalent of 1,000 years-worth of radiation.
  • PolyLEVEL doesn’t biodegrade when exposed to microorganisms.

Even better news: since PolyLEVEL does not degrade under the slab, there is no need to worry about the contamination of soil or groundwater with dangerous compounds. Multiple studies have shown that, over the life cycle of a buried polyurethane foam (PUF), there is no evidence of leaching of any dangerous chemicals which could cause health or environmental problems.

What’s more, just because PolyLEVEL doesn’t degrade under the slab doesn’t mean it’s impossible to dispose of properly. At the end of PolyLEVEL’s service life, it can be recycled or reused in a variety of ways; ground PUF waste can be used as filler in other materials, while incinerated PUF can enhance fuel burning efficiencies of municipal solid waste furnaces. And, because it doesn’t leach chemicals, disposal in landfills is always a viable option as well.

So, no need to pause on PolyLEVEL-it is the best long term solution for slab lifting. With multiple options for disposal and no environmentally harmful chemical leaching, PolyLEVEL is the ecologically safe solution that will last (more than one) lifetime.