Eroded soil and voids underneath a structure can result in settlement and damage to the structure. Ground Consolidation Services can fill these dangerous voids with high strength polyurethane foam that supports up to 14,000 pounds per square foot.
In this video from our polyurethane supplier Alchemy-Spetec, you’ll see the back half of a residence resting on nothing but its frame and thin air. Installation of polyurethane foam secures the structure and prevents potentially catastrophic damage.
One question we often get from property owners and managers is about the difference between polyurethane vs. cement grout. The quick answer is that the polyurethane AP Lift Foam we use weighs less, has a quicker set time, doesn’t shrink, requires less equipment, and can be installed in any climate.
The table included in this post provides further specifics for each claim.
Sunken concrete slabs can be lifted back into place with two-component polyurethane foams designed to work in wet or dry conditions. The expansion force of the concrete leveling foam coupled with the pressure of a specialized pump generate enough controlled force to lift virtually any structure back into position with 1/8” precision.
Watch this animation from our material supplier Alchemy-Spetec for an explanation of the slab lifting process…
Poor compaction, water erosion, broken pipes, and organic material in the soil can all lead to settling of a foundation or a roadway. Traditional slab lifting can bring concrete and structures back into place, but it doesn’t necessarily address the underlying issue or guarantee a long term fix. Other methods of addressing deep soil issues require heavy equipment, extended down-time, and collateral property damage. These situations create problems for property owners as well as opportunities for the elite contractors that know how to fix them.
GCS employs a unique combination of high-quality structural lifting foams along with the equipment and training needed to address your deep soil issues. Now you can achieve soil densification and lifting on large properties with the smallest footprint and least amount of heavy equipment required. The Deep Lift™ process is powerful, painless, and rapid. Deep Lift™ gets to the root of the problems in the soil, it brings the structure back to level, and accomplishes this with minimal imposition or downtime to the property owner.
For a detailed explanation of the process, watch the animated video (from our materials supplier Alchemy-Spetec) below…