THE LIFT THAT LASTS
Concrete void fill is a process that resolves the issue of unwanted spaces or cavities beneath concrete slabs. These voids can lead to eventual damage to the structure.
Concrete void fill is an essential process that resolves the issue of unwanted spaces or cavities beneath concrete slabs or structures. Voids beneath concrete structures can appear due to various reasons—soil erosion, water runoff, poor compaction during construction, or the natural settling of ground over time. Irrespective of the cause, it's crucial to address these voids promptly. Left untreated, these voids can lead to significant problems such as uneven surfaces, structural damage, or even complete collapse in extreme cases. Midwest Foam Works specializes in using high-density polyurethane foam to effectively fill these voids, ensuring a stable, safe, and long-lasting solution.
We offer a 3-year warranty. Our foam will never deteriorate, crumble, or otherwise degrade. It is impervious to water, rodents, and various environmental factors, making it a dependable solution for concrete repair. If any issues arise within the 3-year warranty period, we will address them, ensuring customers' confidence in the longevity of their repairs.
High-density polyurethane foam has emerged as a superior choice for concrete void fill applications. Unlike traditional materials like mud or sand, this foam expands upon injection, ensuring a tight and comprehensive fill. Its lightweight nature means it doesn't add significant weight or pressure to the underlying soil, reducing the chances of further soil compaction or displacement. Additionally, polyurethane foam has a fast curing time. This means areas treated can be put back to their regular use shortly after the procedure. Its moisture-resistant properties prevent water accumulation, reducing risks related to mold growth, soil erosion, or frost heaving.
Based in Wichita, Kansas, Midwest Foam Works has garnered a reputation for its expert use of high-density polyurethane foam in concrete void fill applications. Our experienced team understands the intricacies involved in identifying and treating voids, ensuring that our clients receive a solution that's both effective and enduring. Choosing Midwest Foam Works means you're opting for a team that prioritizes the safety and longevity of your property. With our specialized equipment and the power of high-density polyurethane foam, we fill concrete voids efficiently, ensuring that the structural integrity of your property remains uncompromised.
Our two-part polyurethane foam is injected through 5/8" holes drilled through your concrete slab. At this point, the polyurethane is a two-part liquid which easily flows and seeks out voids, much like water seeking the path of least resistance.
After 10-15 seconds, the polyurethane mixture starts to expand. This expansion fills any voids, drives out moisture, and compacts the remaining base. Once the area is stabilized, our technician strategically continues to inject polyurethane until your concrete is lifted back to its original postition.
Holes are patched, the work is tidied, and your concrete is ready to drive on within 20 minutes!
ABOUT MIDWEST FOAMWORKS
With ten years of experience and over 1,500 successful jobs under our belt, Midwest Foam Works is your trusted partner in high-density polyurethane foam concrete leveling. Your satisfaction is our commitment.More About Us
Absolutely, foamjacking provides a long-lasting solution for concrete lifting and leveling. Our foam is impervious to water, chemicals, insects, rodents or erosion and as long as the substrate continues to perform the polyurethane will last indeönitely. Our estimator and technician will make suggestions as to how to maintain your repair as well as the other concrete surfaces around your home.
Yes, polyurethane foam used for concrete lifting is eco-friendly and safe for both humans and the environment. It is non-toxic and free from harmful substances, making it a responsible choice for concrete leveling.
While foamjacking is highly effective for most concrete leveling needs, there may be instances where extensive structural damage or irreparable concrete requires alternative solutions. In such cases, we will assess and recommend the best course of action.
The foam is very strong and has a rating of 75-80 PSI. Meaning a cubic inch of foam can hold up 75-80 lbs of weight. But it’s really the expansion process that lifts the concrete. The high PSI ensures the lift will last. Even the heaviest load is no match for our high-density foam.
With over 1500 jobs under our technicians’ belts, there’s no need to worry about over-lifting. In addition, the injection process is done slowly and methodically. A few inches of lift can take several minutes and numerous injections. Each injection takes only 10-15 seconds to fully expand and additional injections are made in 20-25 second intervals allowing time for maximum expansion before the next injection is made. In other words, the foam is injected slowly and methodically to avoid an over lift.
Your repair will typically take anywhere from a few hours to a day, depending of course on the amount of concrete being repaired. Your concrete is ready to use again as soon as our team drives away!
No. Our truck and trailer is parked in the street or your driveway and a light weight, exible hose is pulled to the affected area where the lift is needed. The foam is applied through holes drilled in the surface of the concrete and not from the side, so none of your landscaping is disturbed in the process.
Foamjacking offers several advantages over mudjacking for concrete lifting and leveling, but these are the top 3 reasons:
1) Polyurethane Foam is Longer Lasting: Our foam is impervious to water and erosion, and will not deteriorate over time. Limestone slurry can be susceptible to erosion and deterioration over time when exposed to water and weather conditions.
2) Strength and Lightweight Nature of Polyurethane Foam: Polyurethane foam used in foam lifting is lightweight yet incredibly strong. In contrast, limestone slurry is heavy, adding additional weight to an already compromised base.
3) Precision and Control: Polyurethane foam lifting offers precise and controlled lifting due to its expansive properties. Foam injection can be carefully controlled, allowing for accurate leveling adjustments and minimizing the risk of over-lifting. Limestone slurry, on the other hand, might not provide the same level of precision, potentially resulting in uneven lifting or further damage, especially around pools and slabs pinned next to your foundation.
No, foamjacking is a relatively quiet and non-disruptive process compared to some other construction activities. We prioritize minimizing any inconveniences for our customers and their neighbors during the concrete lifting process.