Maintaining a house is an ongoing responsibility. Most condo, apartment, or new home construction owners don’t have this task. Homeowners usually have one or more issues in or around the house that need attention- and money at any given time. The housing market is jumping right now. It is a seller’s market. Homeowners are looking at repair issues with a new set of eyes as they contemplate whether this is the right time to get the house ready to sell or sit tight. You’d be hard-pressed to find someone in the remodeling business right now who isn’t very busy with projects lined up months. Real Estate agents will tell you that the kitchen, master bedroom/ bathroom, and curb appeal are what sell a house.
Speaking of Curb Appeal
The first element a potential buyer sees when driving up to your home is the driveway! Heck, they are driving on it! What they will notice is a cracked driveway. If it is there, they will see the uneven sections of concrete and the sunken concrete by the garage. If this is an issue with your driveway, concrete lifting foam can repair those cracks, even the slabs, and raise your driveway. Better than traditional mud jacking (which uses a mixture made of water, dirt, and concrete), concrete lifting foam uses a high-tech polyurethane mixture to not only raise and level concrete but does so permanently.
How does Concrete Lifting Foam work?
Concrete lifting foam works by injecting the proper blend of a two-part foam mixture into holes that are drilled into the concrete. These holes are significantly smaller (and there are fewer of them) than the holes mudjackers drill. Lifting foam expands up to 7 feet in either direction filling the ‘void’ that exists under the slab. This void has made a bridge out of the concrete. Cracked or sinking concrete is an indication that the bridge is no longer holding and needs more support. Unlike the mud jacking technique and mixture, lifting foam is a permanent fix as it is impervious to contraction. As water evaporates from the mud jacking mixture, the concrete slabs again will sink or crack. Concrete Lifting foam is made from polyurethane and hardens within 10 minutes of the application. It is a finite product that will not shift or shrink or erode.
Whether you decide to love it or list it, repairing your sinking or cracked concrete needs to be done. The longer you wait, the more expensive it can be. In fact, your concrete may need to be replaced if the damage to the driveway is extensive. The costs to replace your driveway will be significantly higher than the cost to repair it with concrete lifting foam.
Get an Expert, Honest Concrete Lifting Evaluation
For an honest evaluation of your sunken concrete (driveway, sidewalk, garage floor, or basement floor) contact the Concrete Lifting Foam experts at Concrete Raising Systems. The owners also do the work and their reputation in their industry is unparalleled. Concrete Raising Systems specializes in concrete lifting foam. They don’t replace windows, they don’t do roofing, and they don’t do mud jacking. Ken and Jason only use lifting foam to repair concrete. They do it five days a week, and they are experts at it. Call or contact them today!
This article was originally published in September 2016 and has been recently updated.