Aim for Opportunity
In this article, we'll identify opportunities and markets where slab jacking is needed. Three main markets we will take a look at are Residential, Commercial / Industrial, and Transportation.
Residential Slab Jacking
The residential market offers tremendous opportunities for the slab lifting contractor. Obviously, there are driveways and foundations. These can all sink for various reasons such as water runoff, excess weight, and poor compaction. But look a little further; this year alone we have had calls concerning the following areas: patios, outbuildings, pools, and porches. And don't think residential only includes houses. I'm not officilally saying that construction companies building condos and apartments would bury trash that would later cause settling issues; I'm just saying....
Commercial / Industrial Slab Jacking
Because the scenarios for slab lifting are endless for non-residential slab lifting, I am going to lump Commercial and Industrial together. Concrete parking lots are often lifted now instead of replaced. The same goes for busy warehouse floors; lifted and back in business in hours, not days. Another place to look is slabs beneath equipment; they are not always originally designed to support heavy loads but the equipment ends up there anyways. Anywhere there is a transition there could be a lifting opportunity. From inside to outside, from slab to slab, from parking lot to parking deck, and any areas where there is water runoff.
Slab Jacking for the Transportation Sector
Last but not least, take a look in the transportation sector. Our highway and road building contractors do a great job. But in the miles and miles of asphalt and concrete, there are going to be some settling issues. Look again at transitions, from highway to bridge (the bridge approach slab) is a good example. Think airport taxiway slabs don't ever sink? Wrong. Think slabs under railroad tracks don't ever need stabilizing and leveling? Wrong again. And the advantage for lifting with polyurethane really shines in this sector. Strong, fast, and back in business in hours, not days.
So get off your assets and go lift something.