Which Method of Concrete Leveling Works Best for Sinking Concrete?

Here in Pensacola, sinking concrete slabs are a common problem because of the high amounts of rain this area receives and the consistency of the ground soil. When the soil beneath a concrete slab is unstable, saturated, or prone to erosion, everything from building foundations and sidewalks to patios and pool decks are in jeopardy. Sinking concrete can cause unsightly and even dangerous cracks and uneven pavement, and a sinking concrete foundation can cause structural damage to homes and other buildings. Sinking or unlevel concrete on your property can be frustrating, but thankfully, there are solutions to these problems!

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Poly Foam or Mudjacking—What’s the Difference?

Concrete leveling professionals have their preferences for lifting and leveling sinking concrete in Pensacola. Some still use a rudimentary process called mudjacking, and others are implementing a more innovative process known as poly foam jacking. But are these methods comparable? Here at MDH Foundation Repair, we prefer to use polyurethane foam, or Poly Foam, for concrete lifting and leveling concrete in the Pensacola area, because in our experience, it’s far superior to mudjacking. But what are the differences between the two methods and why is Poly Foam a better method for concrete leveling?

What Is Mudjacking?

Mudjacking is a method of lifting concrete that has been in use for many years. A mortar-based mix is placed under sinking slabs to stabilize them. However, mudjacking is not a long-term solution as the process will need to be repeated when the mixture starts to break down over time. What’s more, the added weight of the mortar mixture, in addition to the existing concrete slab, puts even more pressure on the supporting soil underneath, which can cause already unstable soil to sink even more, exacerbating the problem.

Poly Foam Is the Clear Winner

MDH Foundation Repair has served countless homeowners in the area with reliable Poly Foam concrete leveling services offered in Pensacola. We trust this method to deliver long-lasting results, because we use a premium product: StrongHold Poly Foam. Poly Foam is the best solution for lifting and leveling concrete in your Pensacola home because it is extremely lightweight, it is durable and long-lasting, and it can lift and level concrete with pinpoint precision. And the best part? Poly Foam concrete leveling can be completed and your driveways or walkways ready to use in less than a day! In fact, Poly Level cures in as little as 30 minutes!

When it comes to mudjacking vs. Poly Foam for your Pensacola home, the choice is clear. If you would like to learn more about our Poly Foam concrete lifting and leveling services in Pensacola, reach out to MDH Foundation Repair now to request your free inspection and consultation!