Since the 1930s, concrete companies specialising in the repair of concrete slabs have been the primary choice of commercial and residential property owners with building structural problems. The primary reason is cost, what with concrete replacement costing far more than repairs.
Up till now, concrete repairs remain the most sought after service in this particular industry. And with Utah companies like BASEco utilising the latest concrete raising methodologies, property owners can expect much more from the usual slab or mudjacking.
The need for speedy repairs
A major player in the increased need for speedy concrete repairs is the country’s very own Americans with Disabilities Act. This requires the elimination of all trip hazards posed by damaged concrete areas across the country. These hazards, usually in the form of heaved or sunken slabs, can cause serious injuries.
Even residential property dwellers need to have these faulty areas of their home checked and repaired quickly, as they can also suffer from trips, slips, and falls due to old, misaligned, and incorrectly pitched concrete slabs.
Repair vs. renew
Renewing or replacing concrete is the costliest method to address issues with concrete slabs. Just a single slab of concrete already requires contractors to remove the existing part and conduct framing, pouring, and joint cutting. All these, combined with the environmental impact of new concrete creation and disposal, and you can end up facing thousands and thousands of dollars in costs.
Traditionally, contractors used mudjacking or slabjacking to repair problems with slab panels. It involves the injection of mud or slurry mix under the slabs through the use of specialized equipment, a hydraulic device, causing it to rise and level with its surroundings. Nowadays, repair specialists in Utah use an alternative to mud/slurry: polyurethane foam. This material, aside from easier handling, also lasts longer and costs less.
In a nutshell, it benefits both the property owner (for its longevity and effectiveness), and the contractors (for reduced operational and material expenses).