Concrete Lifting

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Commercial Concrete Lifting

in Greater Vancouver, BC

Commercial concrete slabs are subject to the same forces as residential slabs with some key differences in the manifestation. Safety is an even bigger factor than residential slabs. Most homeowners get used to stepping over the trip hazards on their own sidewalk or driveway.

Commercial properties like strip malls or office plazas have much higher traffic volume which can lead to legal liabilities if a client or customer injures themselves by tripping. Stratas have high pedestrian traffic coupled exacerbated by the presence of young children playing and running around plus maintenance and trades people walking the property. Commercial warehouses and factories may not have the high traffic volume but if the slabs settle at the control joints, this can pose a serious safety hazard to forklift operators.

Level Best Concrete Lifting offers a proven solution to stabilize and level uneven concrete slabs in commercial applications such as loading docks, pedestrian walkways, wheelchair ramps or concrete areas in strip malls.

How did this happen

Uneven levelling and other damage is likely due to changing ground conditions beneath the commercial concrete slabs. Factors like poor compaction or use of low-grade fill material may also cause erosion. The material is subject to expansion and contraction from a combination of moisture, temperature fluctuations, and even intruding tree roots. Commercial concrete slabs start to crack and the opening creates an entry point for more air and moisture, resulting in even more expansion and contraction underneath.


How we fix it

Level Best Concrete Lifting uses a high-density polyurethane foam to stabilize and lift sinking concrete walkway slabs. The expanding properties of the two-part urethane formula allows for accurate leveling of the slab. The result is a waterproof repair that’s much more permanent than mudjacking and other common concrete repair methods.