Polyurethane Concrete Raising

HMI Offers a Full Line of Complete Polyurethane Concrete Raising Systems

There’s nothing more sad than some sunken concrete…

Polyurethane concrete raising and mudjacking are two methods used to raise and support sunken or unstable concrete slabs, by drilling holes and pumping material under the concrete slab.


How it works

Our polyurethane foam method uses the concrete slab itself as a means of delivering poly foams that raise concrete, fill voids, and stabilize soils. A ⅝” hole is drilled through the slab into the subgrade. A tapered delivery port is installed into the ⅝” hole. The injection gun is connected to the port. The injection gun delivers the polyurethane material through the port and slab. Expansion of the material occurs within seconds, compressing loose soils and raising concrete.

A precise, easy process

Raising concrete with polyurethane foam is done with incremental injections. Lifting foam will fully expand within 10-15 seconds allowing you to monitor the raising and preventing over raising the slab. We suggest using an air-purged gun to deliver foam under the slab. This equipment will keep the injection port open between injections, allowing the foam to fully expand before injecting more foam material.

Concrete lifting before and after with HMI polyurethane

EliteONE Injection Foam Gun: A Smart Upgrade

EliteONE Simple Design.EliteONE Concrete Lifting Gun
HMI dedicated years into designing this concrete lifting injection equipment specifically for concrete lifting.

  • Save thousands on replacement parts- Half as many 0-rings as the Fusion Gun
  • Valve Operated with one-way check valves.
  • Material Pressure Gauges-Monitor your pumping pressures as you work
  • Air Pressure Gauges -Identify plugged ports before you pump!
  • Easy to use rolling handle moves between air, off and foam to turn on air OR material flow
  • Spend more time pumping and less time fixing and cleaning your equipment

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Polyurethane Foam Can Also Be Used for:

Void Filling: Concrete settling is not the only issue our foams can solve. Voids under slabs are often present in areas where wash out or excessive settling have occurred. This material will weigh on average 15-25 times less than a traditional mudjacking or cementitious grout mix, applying less stress on an already failed subgrade.

The process for void filling is the same as concrete raising: drilling, port installation, and injecting the material.  All dual component polyurethane foams create heat when installed. Void fills must be done in a layering method to allow heat to dissipate safely. We will issue a Stewardship manual to all dual component polyurethane customers. This manual covers safety precautions that must be observed when injecting dual component polyurethane foams.

Joint/Slab Stabilization: Slab stabilization is often required when slabs lack support, but may or may not be settled. Slabs can crack when loads exceeding its capacity are applied.

Slab/joint stabilization applications require the voids to be filled to eliminate movement and offer support. This type of foam is specifically designed for joint/slab stabilization applications due to its very long reaction time and minimal expansion strength. It will take longer to expand, allowing for better coverage under the slab or down a joint.

Seawall Repair: With every wave, soil washes away and water gets through cracks and gaps in the wall. As cracks and voids form, the wall joints can begin failing. Structural damage may be occurring and a solid foundation will be in jeopardy. You can repair a seawall with HydroFOAM: fill voids, stabilize loose soils and seal leaks at a fraction of the cost of wall replacement. Repairing seawalls with HydroFOAM versus grout or cement doesn’t add weight to a soft soil and the repair will last longer.  Learn more here>>

A quicker, more cost-effective choice

When compared to concrete replacement, the process of raising concrete with HMI’s polyurethane foam is inexpensive. It is also exponentially faster than replacing concrete. Repaired areas are ready within minutes to be utilized, as they were intended. Polyurethane’s ease of material process and clean-up are some distinct advantages over traditional mudjacking with grout.