Polyurethane Concrete Leveling
Polyurethane concrete leveling achieves its results with a lightweight material that requires smaller and fewer injection holes. Also known as Foam Lifting, Polyurethane concrete raising is the latest and greatest concrete repair method available. Polyurethane concrete raising is a cost-effective alternative to replacing concrete. Concrete raising can usually be done for less than half the cost of pouring new concrete. However, the savings may be even greater since when raising concrete, the costs of demolition, removal, and landscaping are eliminated. In addition, there is minimal mess and minimal waste involved with concrete lifting. Compared to slab replacement, where the removed material will end up in the landfill, concrete lifting produces virtually no waste and is therefore better for the environment. Most polyurethane projects can be completed quickly and economically with minimal disruption, and are ready for use the same day.
On the day of your work, holes are strategically drilled into the concrete slab that requires lifting.
The equipment is contained in a truck or trailer, and has a sufficient length of hose to accommodate your needs. The equipment remains parked while the polyurethane crew pulls out enough hose to reach the area being repaired. Polyurethane foam is then injected under the slab filling voids and raising it to the correct level.
After the injection is completed the hole is patched with cement. The concrete slab is ready for use immediately.
Trip Hazards and ADA Compliance
Trip hazards challenge all citizens, but especially the old, young, disabled and those with canes, crutches, or wheelchairs. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 defines a ‘trip hazard’ as any vertical change of over 1/4 inch at any joint or crack. Since the ADA demands strict compliance, trip hazards can represent a legal liability to our clients. When lifting and leveling concrete with polyurethane foam, trip hazards can be completely and cleanly removed, virtually eliminating claims that result from trips and falls on uneven sidewalks. NOVA Foam Concrete Leveling is up-to-date on current ADA construction regulations, and we have the experience to help bring your entrance-ways, sidewalks, parking areas, driveways or patios up to ADA standards.