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[simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#061588′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ We have a great track record (link to reviews). In four years, we’ve completed over 4000 projects. We are the fastest growing concrete lifting company in the USA, according to foam suppliers. Our founders are hands on, in the field, not the office. We offer an industry-leading warranty of 10 years. Our reputation for customer service from the first inquiry onward is exceptionally consistent. Take a look at Homeowner’s Reviews. ‘] Why Use Poly Lift USA? [/simple_tooltip]

[simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#ec0925′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ A privately held corporation founded in 2015 by Jason Harvey and Mike Pallagii. Poly Lift specializes in lifting and stabilizing concrete slabs, which are cracking, shifting, or sinking. Our state of the art FOAMJECTION process offers client long lasting solutions at a fraction of replacement cost. ‘] Who Is Poly Lift USA? [/simple_tooltip]

[simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#061588′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Techniques for using polyurethane foam to re-pitch and stabilize concrete slabs began to emerge about a decade ago. In fact, our foam manufacturer, HMI, was one of the pioneers. One of our founders, Jason Harvey, went to work for a large piering company, who was testing poly foam as a sideline. Jason saw the potential and Poly Lift USA was born. Mike Pallagii, with extensive background in underground construction, joined Jason in 2015. George Bubrick, a retired management consulting expert and start up investor joined in 2018. ‘] What Is The History Of Poly Lift USA? [/simple_tooltip]

[simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#ec0925′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Any place you see cracking, shifting or unlevel surfaces, it is almost certain that your slab is sinking due to voids below. This is a potentially serious problem for several reasons:
  • Trip Hazards,
  • Danger of collapses or mini sink holes,
  • Permanent damage to the surface.
  • Sinking concrete almost always gets worse and is, therefore, almost always worth fixing – sooner rather than later. Concrete slabs “sink” for four basic reasons:
  • Natural Soil conditions: Soft, sandy, shifting soils are found in many areas.
  • Too much weight: Slab or traffic weight compress the soil, causing the slab to sink.
  • Soil erosion: Excess or intermittent water washes away the soil beneath a slab causing voids.
  • Poor Construction: Inadequate soul compaction before pouring.
  • ‘] Why Does Concrete Sink & Crack? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#ec0925′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Poly Lift has completed over 4000 jobs (as of March 2020) in Florida alone. We have repaired hundreds of cracking and sinking concrete pool decks, patios, driveways, sidewalks, foundations, and internal floors. We have repaired factory floors and even an airport runway. Our business is stabilizing and lifting concrete slabs. ‘] What Can Foamjection Repair? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#061588′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Polyurethane foam is an eco-friendly and durable solution for solving some of the most challenging problems faced by home owners. When used by an expert, it can provide a permanent solution to dunked, cracked, or voided concrete. As the name suggests, PUF is a special version of polyurethane that exists as a malleable foam. ‘] What Is Polyurethane? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#ec0925′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ All Poly Lift USA projects come with an industry-leading 10 year warranty. ‘] What Type Of Warranty Does Poly Lift USA Offer? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#061588′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ We service Florida (except the Panhandle), Georgia, and Central Texas. ‘] What Areas Do You Serve? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#061588′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Yes, just call 844-765-9872. We can offer evening (DST only) or weekend estimates with some notice. ‘] Do You Offer a Free Estimate? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#ec0925′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Yes, certified toxic-free and environmentally safe. Toxic chemicals, often associated with some types of polyurethanes, such as some blowing agents, formaldehyde, benzene, and toluene are NOT used in FOAMJECTION foams. Most of what is warned against on the Internet pertains to these chemicals. The foam we install in the ground is like the foam you sleep on in your mattress and sit on on your couch. Instead of it being manufactured in a factory, we create the foam directly under the slab using our FOAMJECTION process. Instead of being light and fluffy, it is firm and strong. ‘] Is It Environmentally Friendly? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#061588′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Penny size holes are drilled through the sinking slab. Injection ports are installed. A mixture of hot liquid foam and compressed air is pumped from storage tanks in our customized van via 200’ hoses.

    Skilled technicians manage the pressure and flow to encapsulate the void area and then fill it to the desired level. The foam expands to compact the soil below and stabilize the slab above. Quickly, it hardens into a rocklike substance capable of handling airline jets (link to a video of the process on the home page).

    Stabilization vs. Lifting? All projects involve stabilization. This occurs when all voids are filled using injected foam, which expands and hardens to lock the slab in its current position. Lifting occurs when the additional foam is injected to actually lift the sinking slab and restore it closer to its original level. ‘] How Does Foamjection Work? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#ec0925′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Every job is different, but most jobs can be completed in just a few hours. ‘] How Long Does It Take? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#ec0925′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Most, but not all concrete, which is heavily fragmented or supports heavy structures, cannot be lifted easily, if at all. A site visit can define the possibilities clearly. ‘] Can All Slabs Be Lifted? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#061588′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ 80% of projects are completed in the same day. Surfaces are ready for use one hour after completion. ‘] Project Length? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#ec0925′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Our minimum is $1350. Our average project is $2000. Most fall in the $1500 to $3000 range. Major contracts can be $5000 and up. ‘] How Much Does It Cost? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#061588′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Polyurethane foam concrete raising material is injected as a liquid and sets-up as rigid foam. This foam will NEVER lose its density or shrink. We buy our eco-friendly foam from HMI, Inc., which is based in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. HMI has been in the concrete repair business for 40 years. In fact, they helped pioneer the use of polyurethane foam for concrete lifting a decade ago. One of the main reasons we use only HMI foam, largely because they have their own test on their own kitchen. With their own team of installers, HMI receives field daily feedback for their foam products and innovations. A second reason is that HMI foam has been certified eco-friendly. We are proud to have been designated as their second-largest customer in the US last year. ‘] Materials Used? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#061588′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Strong enough to be used on loading docks, factory floors, even an airport runway. Strong enough to offer a 10 year warranty. ‘] Strength Of Poly Foam? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#ec0925′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’A decade of continual testing by our foam supplier has not identified a destruction point. Only UV rays from the sun have shown to have a damaging effect. This is why we offer a 10 year warranty.’]How Long Will Poly Lift Last?[/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#061588′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ All projects involve stabilization. This occurs when all voids are filled using injected foam, which expands and hardens to lock the slab in its current position. Lifting occurs when the additional foam is injected to actually lift the sinking slab and restore it closer to its original level. ‘]Stabilization vs. Lifting?[/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#ec0925′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Florida, Georgia and Texas – so far. ‘] Areas Served? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#ec0925′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Rarely. In fact, the foam often seals loose pipe connections and stabilizes pool shells. ‘] Will Foamjection Cause Other Damage? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#061588′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Mudjacking is a largely obsolete technique, which comprises the injection of liquid cement to fill voids. The limitations are the concrete doesn’t expand to compact the soil below. Once hardened the concrete adds additional weight to the underlying soil, which is already susceptible to sinking. Apples to apples, concrete weighs 50X our foam. Very few Mud Jacking contractors remain in business today. ‘] What Is Mud Jacking? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#ec0925′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Emphatically, yes. Many Poly Lift projects are aimed at leveling slabs and eliminating lips. The American Disability Act defines a lip of ¼” or more as a trip hazard. The National Safety Council estimates the Trip and Falls cost America over $10 billion each year. If you have unlevel surfaces on your driveway, sidewalks, patios or decks, we should talk. ‘] Can You Fix Trip Hazards? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#061588′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ When our work is completed, it will be your responsibility to caulk the seams of the repaired sections or backfill against any exposed areas to contain the material and prevent future sinking. Do not leave seams where water can leak below the slab. Easily purchased self-leveling cement caulk at a home improvement store to seal joints. Using a silicone based, self-leveling caulk is recommended. Preventing water from going under the slab is key to preserving the repaired slab. Make sure your downspouts are correctly placed to assure water runs away from your concrete slabs or foundation. ‘] Is Maintenance Needed? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#061588′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ All Poly Lift installers are full time employees. ‘] Do You Use Contractors? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#ec0925′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ A certification process at HMI, our foam manufacturer. A three month apprenticeship with us. Under direct supervision of a founder or crew chief for 6 months. ‘] How Are Technicians Trained? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#061588′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Your Text Goes Here ‘] Franchise Opportunites? [/simple_tooltip]

    [simple_tooltip bubblewidth=’300′ bubbleopacity=’1′ bubblebgcolor=’#ec0925′ bubbleposition=’left’ bubblecolor=’#ffffff’ content=’ Our minimum is $1350. Please be clear. That is our minimum, not the average – or – your price. That is the minimum charge for us to mobilize a crew and equipment, come to your location and perform any work. Occasionally, a discount of $100 or even $200 is possible, if we can schedule with a job close by. However, we must control the schedule. If, no matter what the problem is, you are not willing to pay the minimum, we should not take your time. We do offer financing, which can help with upfront costs. ‘] What Is The Minimum Cost? [/simple_tooltip]

    How It Works

    STEP:1
    Small 5/8 inch holes are drilled through the sunken slab.
    STEP:2
    An injector port is carefully installed in each of the holes.
    STEP:3
    Poly foam is injected into the port, it expands & lifts the slab.
    STEP:4
    With the port removed, the holes are patched with cement

    Before & Afters

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