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Macomb MI Slabjacking Service – Creative Concrete Raising, Inc.
There are numerous benefits to slabjacking.
•It can be done in virtually any weather. The material injected beneath the slab provides a strong base.
•There is little or no disruption to landscaping.
•Nothing needs to be moved off the slab, as the pump can lift the weight of the slab and anything you have placed on it.
Why concrete sinks in the first place
Fill dirt is almost always placed along side of house and garage foundations after the foundation work is completed. This fills in voids created during the foundation construction process. Rarely does a builder take the time to compact this dirt.
Soils consist of solid particles and the spaces (voids) between these particles. However, void spaces in soil can cause big problems for buildings and concrete slabs. Concentrated loads, such as buildings or slabs can literally squeeze air and water from soils.
When this happens, the soil sinks and the buildings or slabs follow closely behind.
Avoiding the problem from the start
The problem could have been avoided. Instead of installing fill dirt, a builder should install granular fill such as sand or a sand and gravel mix. These materials can be compacted quite easily with a hand held vibratory compactor.
This material should also be used to fill trenches that cross sidewalks and driveways.
Proper compaction will remove air voids, which if not removed, will later settle and cause the concrete to crack and sink.
Advantages of Slabjacking
Slabjacking has many benefits:
•The grout used to raise the slab provides a stable base, thus strengthening the slab.
•Low cost: The cost to raise the concrete slab to its original position is approximately one third compared to replacement.
•Since slabs are not being removed, there is very little mess or inconvenience.
•No loss of use: This technique allows the client to use the slab immediately. If the slab is replaced the concrete has to cure for a minimum of 28 days.
•There is no waste involved, compared to slab replacement, where the removed material will end up in the landfill results are better environmentally.
•There is no noisy concrete breaking, with its associated dust and debris.
•Slabjacking can be performed in almost any weather conditions.
•Surrounding grass is not dug up, so there is no reseeding and waiting for new grass to grow.
•Because the old slabs are still there, the color of the concrete remains constant. source: concretenetwork.com
If you are in need of a Macomb MI Slabjacking Service, call Creative Concrete Raising at (866) 724-7348 for a free estimate.