The brick steps of this Carterville, Illinois home rested on a concrete slab. The slab had sunk on one side, raising the steps on one side and creating uneven steps.
Woods Basement Systems injected PolyLEVEL below the slab to fill the void and lift the concrete back to a desired level. The process was clean with minimal disruption, and the quick cure time allowed these homeowners to use their front steps instantly.
The real culprit behind any foundation or slab settlement problem...
The real culprit behind any foundation or slab settlement problem is the underlying soil. For example, a void had developed beneathe this concrete sidewalk and porch slab in St. Louis, Missouri. This was likely due to a downspout that used to dump water right beside the porch. Over time, the water pooling beside the porch slab and sidewalk eroded the soil and created a void beneath them.
Woods Basement Systems injected PolyLEVEL under the sidewalk slab and porch to fill the void and raise the concrete sidewalk. The crew was able to level the sidewalk, and they took care to seal the joints in the sidewalk as well. The homeowners were able to walk on the newly-raised sidewalk instantly.
Mudjacking settling concrete slabs can get very messy. For example,...
Mudjacking settling concrete slabs can get very messy. For example, large, unsightly holes must be drilled in the concrete prior to mudjacking. The grout being installed can spew out of the holes in the slab as it's being installed. Ultimately, mudjacking adds weight to the underlying soil, can erode or wash out, and takes days to cure.
PolyLEVEL, on the other hand, requires minimal disruption and boasts an impressively quick cure time—a concrete slab can be driven on 15 minutes after installation! This patio in Mascoutah, Illinois was able to be repaired and used by the homeowners the very same day. The material is waterproof and will never wash out. As a high-capacity, expansive polymer, PolyLEVEL can lift even heavy loads such as stoops and slab foundations.
Concrete settlement is a common problem that causes other problems...
Concrete settlement is a common problem that causes other problems like trip hazards, pooling water against foundations, and unsightly cracks in concrete. This porch in Mascoutah, Illinois had settled more than 2 inches, demonstrated by the gap between the concrete slab and the brick border.
Woods Basement Systems installed PolyLEVEL—a structural grade polymer—under the concrete slab to raise the slab back to a level position, and the difference is clear. PolyLEVEL is injected into the void beneathe concrete slabs, fills the void, and the polyurethane's expanding properties allow for an accurate lift.
Metal window wells like this one in Granite City rust...
Metal window wells like this one in Granite City rust over time. Weeds can sprout and poke holes in thin, flimsy window well covers and allow rainwater to fill up the window well. Sometimes, window wells are left uncovered, and basements get wet anyway.
SunHouse basement window enclosures offer an attractive, bright, clean solution that keeps rain out, prevents weeds from growing inside, and reflects natural light into the basement.