Category Archives: Polyurethane Benefits

I am excited!!!!!!   It’s true!!!!!!

In the coming weeks the HMI team and I will be heading to my 23rd  World of Concrete. It is not unreasonable to suspect that I would have a ho hum perspective after so many years of potential setbacks that are a result of our economic environment.  Why am I excited?

- FIX vs. POUR – The economy for concrete lifters and levelers is sound. With new construction down and budgets tight; fixing and efficiency are what is HOT. HMI customers are finding work and I suspect many in the trade will be approaching us on how to introduce a new Concrete Lifting  & Leveling service to their business.  As an example our contracting Division grew in 2010.

- Mud & “NOW” POLY – I invented the first

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Polyurethane Concrete Raising verses Traditional Mudjacking, how do these two methods match up?  Which one is better?  Will both processes survive the long term market test? Will one surpass the other in popularity?

For all those businesses who are presently using mudjacking to raise settled concrete or for those entrepreneurs who are thinking about starting a concrete raising business, these are monumental questions.  Below I will attempt to apply 36 years experience to assist in predicting the future.

Polyurethane concrete lifting is the new-comer to the arena.  Although it has been a known solution for about 20 years, until recently it was primarily applied to the DOT work to raise concrete streets and highway pavement.  The equipme

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The Answer

FINALLY – “THE ANSWER”

I have been designing, building and selling mudjacking equipment for over 30 years. I have helped hundreds of entrepreneurs start their own business and support their families. Over time I have observed and participated in the evolution of an industry. From the beginnings when wheel barrow style pumps forced contractors to shovel material into a mixer to the development of self propelled units that mix material themselves, slabjacking has progressed with technology and innovation. Through all of the progress one constant roadblock remained – “a consistent dependable and economically feasible source of good pumping material. Finally– “ I have an answer

– Polyurethane!!”

Over the years I have candidly

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Using polyurethane to lift concrete slabs is not a new concept. It was first introduced in Europe in 1989 and quickly spread to the United States. The process was initially patented here in the US and was primarily used on large DOT projects. The big news is that the patent expired in

2003. Now any contractor with the know how and correct equipment can use this efficient technique to raise concrete slabs for jobs of any scale.

Yes – polyurethane concrete slab lifting can be a profitable business even with a project focus at the residential level. When first introduced, prohibitions and costs of equipment and material made profitability elusive at a small scale. That is not the case today.

Why Is Polyurethane Concrete Lifting Advantageous?

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The equipment is costly and the material is 4 to 5 times more expensive than mudjacking.  Why would polyurethane concrete raising be used instead of traditional mudjacking? Four major questions need to be answered.

I’ve been hearing about polyurethane concrete raising for the past 20 years.  Having been in the mudjacking business for the past 35 years, I thought that because the process was so expensive it would come and go.

Polyurethane Concrete Raising
Vs.
Traditional Mudjacking

The equipment is costly and the material is 4 to 5 times more expensive than mudjacking.  Why would polyurethane concrete raising be used instead of traditional mud jacking? Four major questions need to be answered.

I’ve been hearing about polyurethane con



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