Concrete Raising / Frequently Asked Questions

Concrete Raising Frequently Asked Questions

How much will it cost to lift & level my sunken concrete?

Our concrete lifting and leveling services typically cost less than HALF the cost to remove and replace concrete. We provide free, no-hassle estimates usually on the spot. Contact us today to request a free quote!

How exactly do you raise settled concrete?

We raise concrete as easy as:

  1. Drill injection ports
  2. Inject polyurethane lifting foam
  3. Patch the injection holes.

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Is polyurethane injection better than mudjacking?

Yes! Acme only provides concrete lifting by using polyurethane foam injection. Check out our extensive polyurethane vs mudjacking comparison to learn more about the process.

Do I have to be on-site in order to receive an estimate or while repairs are conducted?

No.  Although we always prefer face-to-face interactions, we can typically perform estimates and repairs providing we have proper access.

I heard Polyjacking is really expensive. Is that true?

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No, but it depends on who you call.  Acme Concrete and Repair Inc. is comprised of polyurethane injection specialists and regularly underbid mudjacking quotes as well as other companies offering poly.

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Is your concrete raising process environmentally friendly?

Yes! Acme’s lifting material, Polyurethane, is manufactured with recycled materials and is inert as well as non-toxic.  In addition, our raising process has zero waste. Raising settled concrete in lieu of replacing keeps concrete out of landfills too! We “Think Green”! learn more now!

How long does it take to raise concrete?

Most residential projects are completed in a few hours.  Projects involving large municipal concrete raising projects or commercial locations may take a day or more, depending on size. Check out some of our concrete raising projects and give Acme a call to fix you uneven concrete today!

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A mudjacker told me polyurethane does not work. Is that true?

No. Unfortunately, some contractors are unaware of the facts regarding polyurethane, while others are simply dishonest and want to sell their mudjacking services. Polyurethane is superior to mud, but do not take our word for it, check out some interesting data on polyurethane outperforming mudjacking.

Can I use the raised concrete right away?

Yes. Our lifting material fully cures in about 15-minutes. When the job is complete, the concrete is free to use without restriction.  Unlike some of our competitors, there are no lengthy delays.  Other companies may require you to wait 24 to 48 hours before using the repaired area(s).  With our modern technology, this is no longer the case!

Do you drill big holes in my concrete?

No. We do drill holes, but they are only ⅝” in diameter – about the size of a dime.  Once the concrete is lifted, the holes are patched with cement and are hardly noticeable. The type and quantity of injection holes can drastically affect the visual appearance of your concrete! Learn more here: Injection Holes.

Can concrete raised with polyurethane be disposed of?

Yes. Concrete lifted with polyurethane can later be disposed of in a municipal landfill that accepts Standard Construction & Demolition debris.

Do you provide a warranty for the concrete you raise?

Yes. Unlike many of our competitors, we provide a straightforward, no-nonsense warranty on our concrete raising services.  Acme stands behind its work! Want to dive deeper into the matter of warranties? Learn more about warranties now.

A mudjacker told me polyurethane is a hazardous material. Is that true?

No! Fully cured polyurethane foam is inert and will not leach into groundwater. Furthermore, our foam is considered non-hazardous per Osha regulation 29 CFR1910.1200. Please take a moment and learn more about Polyurethane: Health, Safety & the Environment

Why should I hire Acme Concrete Raising & Repair?

Acme Concrete Raising & Repair lifting residential concrete located in Arlington Heights, IL

There are many reasons we believe you will be better served by selecting Acme Concrete Raising & Repair. In short, we believe in being the best! Acme invests the time and resources required to acquire and utilize top quality concrete raising equipment, technology, and materials available.  You will also find the Acme staff is always professional and courteous.  Don’t just take our word for it, do your DUE DILIGENCE before making a decision. Here are some things to consider when selecting a contractor. When you’re ready to get started give Acme a call for a free quote!

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What are your payment terms?

Payment in full is expected upon project completion. We gladly accept checks, Visa, MasterCard and Discover.  Deposits are not required.

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