concrete lifting with polyjacking

Concrete Lifting: Polyjacking Contractors Serving the Brazos Valley

You want to raise your sunken concrete surfaces and need a concrete lifting contractor recommendation that uses polyfoam injection. The concept of polyjacking came up as a good option for your uneven concrete problem. You’re just trying to find any info on someone (anyone?) who does polyjacking in BCS or surrounding areas.

Anchor Foundation Repair Bryan College Station

At Anchor Foundation Repair, we have been raising concrete flatwork and foundations since 1985 through other methods (i.e. mud jacking). Though we do not currently offer polyjacking, we know about the process since it is similar to what we do. We often refer homeowners to polyjacking when it makes sense for their home situation.

This article will briefly discuss what polyjacking is and what it’s good for. Then we will refer you to contractors in our area that provide this service as well as offer some alternatives.

What Is Polyjacking and How Does It Lift Concrete?

Polyjacking is one method of concrete slab jacking that is done to help lift, level, and support sunken concrete surfaces or foundations. It’s used to correct problems like tripping hazards, sunken or misaligned concrete panels, areas of pooling water, or to fill developing voids under concrete surfaces.

fix with polyjacking

Polyjacking works well on exterior concrete flatwork like sidewalks, driveways, and roadways. It’s also effective for pool decks and patios. The method can even be employed for some slab-on-grade foundation repair situations.

Polyjacking goes by a lot of names, which might be one reason it’s hard to locate just what you’re looking for online. Some terms are common and generic, and don’t specifically reference the method, while others include the word *poly* or might be brand names:

  • Concrete Lifting
  • Concrete Leveling
  • Concrete Raising
  • Concrete Slab Jacking
  • Polyleveling
  • Polyfoam Injection
  • Polyraising
  • Polymer injection
  • Poly pumping

Here’s how polyjacking works: a high-density expanding polyurethane foam is injected through holes drilled into the surface that *jacks up* the slab of concrete from below. The foam immediately expands and dries quickly to fill the space and hold the concrete surface at the desired elevation and slope.

What Concrete Lifting Situations Is Polyjacking Best For?

sunken concrete problems

Polyjacking is quick and cost-effective for smaller exterior concrete flatwork jobs around residential homes. It is often used for roadways due to its speedy install time and high load-bearing capacity under horizontal surface compression.

Polyjacking used in foundation repair has more limited appropriate applications in our opinion. Though some polyjacking contractors offer this service as a complete foundation settlement solution, we would not recommend using polyjacking as a singular method of long-term foundation repairs.

We sometimes suggest the use of polyjacking in a hybrid application along with traditional foundation repair methods. For more info on the topic of polyjacking and foundation repair, check out this article.

Who Lifts Concrete Using Polyjacking in the BCS Area?

Sometimes it’s hard living in a smaller town because we don’t have all the options they have in bigger metropolitan areas. There are not many polyjacking companies serving this area. 

For a long while, there were no locally owned service providers for polyjacking. You could barely find out-of-town companies willing to travel to this area, but now the Brazos Valley has at least one local option.

@Ascend Concrete Lifting & Support

Year Founded: 2023

Company Structure: Locally-Owned LLC

Headquarters: Bryan

Service Specialties: concrete leveling via polymer injection method using HMI poly foam

Company Profile: This company is locally owned and operated using HMI equipment, materials, and business plans. HMI poly foam is touted as an eco-conscious option using more than 40% recycled materials in its poly foam solution. 

The owner-partners, Glenda Mariott and Brian Dickerson, are long-time reputable business owners and managers experienced in other home and commercial construction, repair, and remodeling businesses. Brian has 30 years of experience with project and operations management in the construction industry. 

Better Business Bureau Membership and Rating: Not Accredited, A- rating

Insider Commentary: This local company has recently opened in our area. We aren’t personally aware of the quality of their service or repairs. But in our experience, a locally-owned business is more likely to keep a conscientious eye on taking care of its customers. Owners are established business operators with a history of success and quality.

HMI equipment is designed so that repair projects can be completed as a one-person operation, making it a less intrusive option for homeowners.

polyjacking for repairs

Uretek

Year Founded: 2000

Owner: Uretek Gulf Coast

Headquarters: Houston

Service Specialties: foundation repair and concrete leveling via polymer injection method

Company Profile: Uretek is the world leader in poly-foam raising methods aka polyjacking. This is a big company with 9 authorized affiliates around the country. While other affiliates may have been operating longer, the affiliate serving north and central Texas has been operating since 2000 and includes our area.

Better Business Bureau Membership and Rating: BBB Accredited, A+ rating

Insider Commentary: According to internet searches, a few Houston-based polyjacking contractors have been willing to come to the Brazos Valley in the past and this is one of them. We have recommended this company previously, but customers have been having some difficulty getting a response here lately. We’re keeping Uretek on the list for now, but we’re uncertain if they are still interested in serving this area.

Aren’t There More Polyjacking Companies That Serve BCS?

why not many polyjacking options?

We wish we had a whole list of polyjacking contractors for you to choose from, but in this case, we only feel good about recommending these two, and the second one is iffy at this point. 

Listen, we’re serious about wanting what’s best for your home, even if that means you’re not using our services. If we think polyjacking might benefit you, we’re only going to recommend the contractors we think will take care of you. 

Polyjacking is not done by many companies in the first place, so unfortunately the options are limited from the beginning. Sure, there could be other out-of-town polyjacking contractors willing to come here and do work for you, but we don’t know anything about them. We are satisfied in this case with just having a *really short list*.

We do not benefit in any way from recommending any other contractors. Our only benefit is knowing that we sent you off in a good direction.

Alternatives to Polyjacking Available in the Brazos Valley

We wish there were more polyjacking contractors to choose from in the Brazos Valley area. We even tried out polyjacking for a while and decided that it wasn’t a good time to take on a new service. Until we decide to bring it back, your best alternative to polyjacking around here depends on what you need it for.

anchor does concrete lifting with mud jacking

If you are trying to raise and level exterior flatwork, consider comparing polyjacking to mud jacking and see which seems like a better fit for you. If you are trying to repair your foundation, then our drilled piers offer an optimal long-lasting solution.

At Anchor Foundation Repair, we offer fair and impartial assessments, empowering education, and a fully transparent repair process. After 35+ years in business, we want you to know about all your available options and we’ve got no secrets to hide from the Brazos Valley community.

Anytime you are looking for a contractor, choosing the right one for you is the most important step. Here’s an article we put together that guides you through tips and best practices for hiring a contractor of any kind. Hope that helps!