Concrete, or cement, has a strength of about three thousand pounds per square inch, as an average. It can reach well beyond that average, being as strong as twenty thousand pounds per square inch. Concrete raising provides soil cement stabilization to the soil around a property to counter further erosion from water accumulation.
In the soil cement stabilization process,foam is injected into the ground where hollows or voids have been detected. The foam is most typically comprised of a mixture of water and cement, but soil stabilization can use foam and polyurethane as well. The slurry bonds with the soil surrounding a void or hollow and stabilizes the affected area. Once the foam binds and dries, your property is secure and your foundation safe from the effects of eroding soil. Concrete raising has been used to reverse sunken soil issues for nearly a hundred years and the process is also efficient for lifting sinking walkways, sidewalks, driveways, porches, decks, and other parts of your property that can be impacted by eroding soil.