Quick and effective stabilization for sinking concrete
Sunken concrete slabs around your home are generally caused by a weak soil base or erosion. Indiana Foundation Service uses PolyRenewal® injection to lift the sunken slabs back to their original position. Our method is simple, long-lasting, and much less expensive than alternatives. We proudly serve Greater Indianapolis and all surrounding areas in Central Indiana. Contact us today for a free inspection and cost estimate.
Telltale signs of sunken concrete
- Sinking concrete steps or sidewalks
- Cracked, bumpy and uneven driveways or patios
- Cracking and sinking sections of slabs
- Washout of soils under concrete slabs
- Repeated cracking of concrete slabs
Which sidewalk would you prefer to walk on?
Not only are sinking driveways, sidewalks, and concrete floors eyesores – they are also tripping hazards. Sunken concrete is especially problematic if you are:
- Concerned about the liability of visitors tripping on your property
- Preparing your Indianapolis home for sale
- Or simply want to enjoy your home with your family and friends
How PolyRenewal® concrete lifting works
PolyRenewal® is an expansive, polyurethane foam that is injected underneath sunken concrete slabs. Small holes are drilled through the sunken concrete slab and the pressurized PolyRenewal® foam is sprayed into the hole through a specialized hose and nozzle. The foam quickly expands to fill any empty space below the slab.
As the PolyRenewal® expands it lifts the sunken slab back up to its original position. The foam is injected through a series of small holes to ensure that the slab is properly lifted. After injection, the drilled holes are filled with a concrete mortar, hiding any evidence of work done. The foam quickly cures, creating a strong foundation for the concrete. The cured foam can easily handle the weight of your car on your driveway. That’s it, you have restored concrete.
The benefits of PolyRenewal® over other methods
Concrete grinding is a well-known and advertised technique here in Indianapolis. While it may be effective in certain circumstances it is not a good idea for sunken slab repair. Concrete grinding involves taking a disk grinder and shaving off the level concrete slab so it meets the sunken slab. While this does get rid of any exposed edge it also weakens the concrete. It also does nothing to prevent the sunken concrete slab from continuing to sink.
Concrete Resurfacing is simply adding a fresh layer of concrete on the sunken slab to create a level surface. Not only is this the most expensive option but it places additional weight on the slab. This is especially an issue for concrete over a weak soil base. The additional weight causes the originally sunken slab to now sink even faster.
Traditional Mudjacking (aka slab jacking, slab leveling, grout pumping)
PolyRenewal® is an updated form of mudjacking. Traditional mudjacking also requires holes to be drilled into the sunken slab, but the holes are much larger. This is because instead of pumping a foam underneath the slab, a thick mud slurry is used instead. The pressurized mud slurry lifts the sunken slab back to its original position. While this does work, the heavy mud slurry can place additional stress on weak soil bases, resulting in the sunken slab sinking even faster.
PolyRenewal® is a much lighter but equally strong material for mudjacking. PolyRenewal® also cures much faster. While you will have to wait days for your driveway to cure with traditional slab jacking, you can park your car in under an hour with PolyRenewal®.
Free, no-obligation concrete repair estimate
Indiana Foundation Service fixes sunken concrete slabs for homeowners in Greater Indianapolis and throughout Central Indiana. It doesn’t matter where the problem is: garages, patios, sidewalks, driveways, stairs… we fix it all.
We have years of experience, specialty equipment, and the dedication to service you need in a contractor. Using PolyRenewal®, we can lift any sunken concrete plaguing your home. See how PolyRenewal® works, and look through our past work in the before and after photo gallery.
We provide free inspections and no-obligation cost estimates for concrete lifting to homeowners and businesses in Greater Indianapolis and all Central Indiana.