What Is Concrete Lifting?

Concrete lifting is the process of lifting uneven concrete by altering the foundation on which the concrete sits. You need to get the advice of the experts to know for sure whether concrete lifting is truly necessary, and they may suggest one of many solutions to make your concrete even again. These can include  poly foam lifting, mudjacking and other ideas to make the concrete beautifully lift to the right height again.

Slab Piers

With the right slab pier system, concrete slabs that have been damaged can be restored to how good they looked in the first place. A slab pier can be driven deep into the earth, way past the soils that aren’t strong enough to support the concrete in the first place and used to support the concrete. As the slab pushes against the concrete, the slab can be lifted into place, closing any cracks that could have existed in the first place.

Slab Jacking

This is a technology that involves small holes drilled into the concrete, filled with a substance that can fill the voids and ensure that the concrete is lifted back into the right place. One way to do this is with poly foam lifting, which uses high-density polyurethane formula to lift the concrete back into place. Rhino Foundation Systems offers this as a solution to uneven concrete, injecting this solution into the smaller spaces

Why Is Concrete Lifting Important?

In Salt Lake City, heavy snows and rain, as well as continued to pressure to some areas from heavy car/vehicle traffic can cause concrete to sink and bow. If the foundations and dirt beneath the concrete were not impacted enough, the dirt can shift and cause the concrete to sink. This then requires Utah concrete lifting.

Concrete lifting in Salt Lake City is important for the following reasons:

  • It’s unsafe to leave an uneven surface outside, where someone could slip, trip or fall over it.
  • Unlevelled surfaces invite water to pool in those places, further weakening the concrete and – in some situations – cause leaks into the foundations of your home.
  • When you go about Salt Lake City concrete leveling, you are going to be able to keep up with your insurance policies and the local laws that state that Salt Lake City residents are responsible for the sidewalks being fixed properly.
  • Poly foam lifting is safe, environmentally friendly and non-toxic. Once the solution is mixed, there is a skin that forms on top and keeps all of the other ingredients inside and protected.
  • The same poly foam does not fail once it’s injected under the concrete, and the material is very dense, bearing a huge amount of weight over time – far more than impacted sand or soil.

How Long Does Concrete Lifting in UtahTake?

The average residential concrete lifting job only takes around an hour – two at the most. This is much quicker than replacing the concrete altogether, and the duration of the project really does heavily depend on our assessment of the area.

What Are The Costs?

The average cost of a Utah poly foam lifting job varies as much as it does the time it takes. The material it takes to achieve the right result, the size of the concrete that is being fixed – it’s all important and it makes the cost vary from job to job. For a comprehensive quote on your Utah concrete lifting, give Rhino Foundation Systems a call. We can provide you with an on-site estimate and there won’t be any questions as to the expense of your project. One phone call will enable us to give you a time we can come to quote you for the job.

Is Concrete Lifting Possible When It Rains?

It’s one of the most important things that you can do for your concrete in your home. Poly foam lifting can cure in any environment, whether rain or shine, it doesn’t matter. The only time that concrete lifting in Utah is not possible is when the slab is shattered into several pieces. It’s here that it’s too difficult to raise each and every piece as evenly as possible.

It’s important to raise concrete that has sunk, and the more you do this, the better off your concrete will be and for longer. It’s expensive to replace the concrete altogether, so the best thing that you can do is to work with Rhino Foundation Systems to get your concrete lifted back to its former glory once more.

About Utah Soil:

Mivida is the official state soil of Utah. It was designated the state soil of Utah by the Utah association of professional soil scientists. But what makes it so unique? The soil was chosen because it represented a sort of common land use which provided a range management including livestock and wildlife. It is also associated with the always iconic red rock landscapes of Southeastern Utah.

Mivida soil is a well drained soil that runs deep into the Earth. It’s formed in eolian sediments and alluvium derived mainly from sandstone. The soils are, in the majority, found on the structural cuestas and benches of the Colorado Plateau.

It’s one of the soils utilized for livestock grazing. Livestock is a billion dollar industry in Utah, shedding light on how important the soil is to the state. The Mivida soil also provides grazing for many species like deer.

The uses of the soil range widely. They can be used for stabling, raising different kinds of animals and growing foods. It can also be used in engineering projects like the building of roads, tunnels, or certain buildings.

There are limitations on the Mivida in regards to annual precipitation and periodic droughts. The soils are subject to wind erosion if the vegetive cover is removed or eroded by the elements or human intervention. 

There are dedicated rules which require land managers understand the ecological points associated with the soil to ensure it’s protected and used correctly. These are critical for the rangeland health throughout Utah.

About Salt Lake City Soil:

Originally, Utah was inhabited by various Native American groups and the soil was generally left in its natural state. However, on July 24th, 1847, a group of Mormon pioneers (part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) established themselves in Salt Lake City. Led by Brigham Young, this group (consisting of 143 men, three women and two children) was the first group of non-native Americans to settle in the area. They began to till the soil in Salt Lake City on the day that they arrived in order to plant crops. The land has been being tilled and used for various purposes ever since! Foundation design in the Salt Lake City metropolitan area is greatly influenced by geological units like bedrock along the valley margins and unconsolidated deposits of alluvial, colluvial and laclustrine origins. These geological units can be broken down into three age-focused categories: pre-Lake Bonneville, Lake Bonneville and post-Lake Bonneville. Unconsolidated deposits range from around three feet on the mountainsides to more than 2000 feet beneath the Salt Lake Valley itself. Building can often be made relatively difficult, as soil in the area can often be categorized as:

  • Very cobbly silt loam
  • Gravelly loam
  • Cobbly clay
  • Cemented hardpan
  • Very gravelly sandy loam
  • Heavy silt loam
  • Bedrock

Work on the land in the Salt Lake City area, however, is possible. You just need to have a thorough professional survey carried out.