When you want to repair sunken concrete, an important thing to consider is how good, or possibly bad your concrete might look after you hire a contractor to raise it. You want to be sure you don’t spend your time and money on something that’s going to leave your concrete full of large, ugly patches making you regret having it raised in the first place.
It’s important to understand that there are different ways of raising concrete. There’s the ACME Smart Lift System, and there’s the old fashioned mudjacking way. You’ll find few similarities when comparing polyurethane to mudjacking. With the old mudjacking method, a mudjacker has to drill holes through your concrete big enough for a large pipe to fit through. A piece of pipe is used to pump a messy, wet slurry beneath your concrete to raise it.
Our Smart Lift System allows us to utilize small injection ports. We drill small ⅝ inch diameter holes that are hardly noticeable once we’re done.
Mudjacking holes are very large, they’re typically an inch and five-eighths in diameter – nearly 7-times the surface area of our holes. To make things worse, the mudjacking material is so thick, mudjackers have to drill a lot of these holes in your concrete.
Our Smart Lift System is completely different. Our small ⅝ diameter holes are hardly noticeable while allowing your concrete to maintain its structural integrity. Our material flows easily under the concrete filling voids while repairing loose soils that lie beneath. Even better is the fact we’re using a strong, water-resistant material with proven performance standards that are required by large highway repair projects. ACME’s repairs are quicker, cleaner and much less invasive than old mudjacking methods. Our polyurethane lifting materials are a smart choice! We’re also very mindful when it comes to health, safety & the environment.
Acme Concrete Raising & Repair is Chicagoland’s first polyurethane concrete raising & stabilization specialist. Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you might have regarding your sunken concrete.