Do you have cracks in your walls or are your floors uneven? Maybe your doors are sticking, or you have problems opening and closing some of the windows? These could mean that you need home foundation repair and contractors offering polymer injection or foam jacking can help. What is this process and how can you benefit from it? Let’s take a look and see.
What is Foam Jacking?
Many foundations begin to settle because they lose support from the surrounding soil. This is often caused by leaky plumbing, excess moisture from poor drainage, erosion, or extreme weather. In fact, it can create voids in the soil, and this makes a concrete slab settle.
A special home foundation repair method injects a polymer material that expands and fills in the surrounding area. It fills holes, voids, spaces, and areas caused by weak soil. Once all the voids fill, the polymer lifts the slab back into its original position, restoring the support. With the help of laser control levels and other sensitive equipment, the right amount of polymer is injected to level the concrete.
Benefits of Foam Jacking
One of the most important benefits of polymer injection includes no excavation. Your contractor does have to dig deep into the soil to make the home foundation repair. There’s no tunneling and sidewalks, and driveways don’t have to be disturbed, and there are other benefits too.
Some repair methods can take several days, and you may have to endure a “construction zone” during this time. Foam jacking is not time-consuming, and it can be 90 percent cured in as little as fifteen minutes.
When you don’t have to excavate or use heavy equipment for home foundation repair services, it can save the homeowner thousands of dollars. There are no major messes to clean up, and foam jacking is a cost-effective alternative to standard methods.
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