5 Reasons to Use Residential Poly Foam Services
Updated: Aug 5, 2022
Not sure if residential poly foam services are right for you? Polyurethane injections are an innovative repair technique that fixes sinking concrete, patios, driveways and sidewalks. Typically, this happens because the soil underneath is losing its strength. When this happens, poly foam can be pumped through dime-sized holes in your concrete until it fills the problem areas under the slab.
In a short amount of time, usually around 15 minutes or so, the foam cures and hardens, lifting up your slab. It’s a quick and non-invasive way to repair sinking areas. And, because there is very little downtime associated with poly foam injections, you can get back to your routine in no time. Let’s cover five reasons why you should choose poly foam services.
1. Quick and Effective
Once the polyurethane foam has been injected into the holes, it takes less than 30 seconds to cure. Thus, allowing the poly to fill voids and lift concrete at the same time while also densifying the soils underneath. This is a huge perk, especially for businesses that can’t afford to have much disruption.
On average, polyurethane foam only weighs 2.5 to 4 pounds per cubic foot, whereas mudjacking material can weigh 100 pounds! And the best part is that you don’t have to sacrifice any strength in the process. Also, because the material is lightweight, it won’t add extra weight to an already unstable base.
3. Safe and Nontoxic
Polyurethane foam is nontoxic. It will not leech any chemicals into the ground or grass. In fact, nearly half of the foam consists of renewable and recyclable materials. Poly foam is also inert, meaning that it won’t shift or move if it comes into contact with water. Experts who install poly foam also report that the material generates minimal waste for a cleaner job site.
Polyurethane foam injections are much less expensive than having to tear out your old concrete and haul off, then re-pour new concrete sidewalk, slab, etc. As a matter of fact, this material will never lose density and is permanent. So, when you receive a quote for polyjacking, make sure that you factor in the actual material cost, lifetime and warranty. When you do, you’ll find that poly foam is a cost-effective solution.
Another benefit to polyurethane injections is that they are non-invasive. Experts only need dime-sized holes to pump the foam underneath the slab. There is no need for heavy machinery, digging or excavation. This also saves time and money, as you don’t have to worry about your landscaping being ruined.
Schedule Residential Poly Foam Services
If you’re currently experiencing a sinking patio, sidewalk, driveway or concrete slab, schedule a consultation with Foremost Foundations and Construction. We provide high quality polyurethane work that will protect your property with minimal disruption and downtime.