Case Studies: Woodstock Homeowner Fixes Stoop & Driveway With PolyLevel
Homeowners typically expect a perfect lift back to the original position, when our PolyLevel polyurethane injection foam is installed, but this is not always the case. Different scenarios bring about differing results, and the results depend highly on the situation. It can be hard to explain to the homeowner that even if original position is not reached, PolyLevel still stabilizes the slab or stoop entirely. The purpose of this type of work is to fill the void under the concrete and stabilize it, not just lifting it. This stabilization prevents the concrete from sagging further, but homeowners may not immediately grasp the concept, as it is not something you can easily observe or see. We want the concrete to be driven over without worry and as smoothly as possible after the installation. However, there are cases in which the concrete slab cracks further during the lifting process.
AquaGuard sent one of its PolyLevel crews to stabilize and attempt to lift the slab, and fill the void between the concrete and soil, which was causing the slab to sink. With our expansive, lightweight PolyLevel foam, we were able to provide support underneath the problematic slab. PolyLevel consists of a reacting two-part polymer that fills gaps underneath concrete, and then quickly expands when the two polymers come into contact. PolyLevel is inert and waterproof, so it will not erode over time like soil, and it is incredibly lightweight, so it does not add weight to possible problematic soils below.
AquaGuard’s PolyLevel raised both the sidewalk slab and their front porch stoop seamlessly back into place, while also stabilizing each of the slabs from underneath. The project was completed in one day, and the owner of the home no longer has to worry about tripping hazards or the issue getting worse.
by aquaguard | Nov 28, 2017 |