The concrete raising and leveling process is better for the environment than traditional concrete replacement.
- Less fuel is burned: Your concrete leveling project is typically completed on the same day and often times even in a few short hours. This means less fuel emissions from multiples trucks driving to and from your jobsite.
- Less air particulates are released: Concrete leveling does not require any breaking out of panels or extensive saw cutting. This means fewer dust particles are released into the air. Also concrete that is broken out and removed is taken to a plant to be broken down even further. It could even be taken to a landfill. This process results in more fuel burned, dust particles released, and energy expended.
- Mudjacking is the most environmentally friendly method of concrete raising and leveling: Polyurethane foam is a byproduct processed from crude oil: Main ingredients are polyois and diisocyanate, both of which are identified as carcinogens and listed as Toxic Substances by EPA. Other ingredients and exposure to its contaminants toluene diisocyanate, methylene chloride, hydrogen cyanide, Iscyanates are known neurotoxins or carcinogens causing cancer in animals. Polyurethane (even best foam) breaks down in 10-12 years under normal conditions.
- Waiting for chemical reaction to occur. If mixed incorrectly can be toxic. As seen, this newest poly system may not raise the uneven concrete enough and/or over lift the panels attempting to jack or level them.
Ask the contractor if any of their polyurethane is hazardous in liquid form, before sprayed. Poly foam is not accepted with concrete recycling companies and must be properly disposed of. Know the facts and safety before deciding which method you’ll choose.