Concrete Raising

Lifting and Leveling

Lift and level your existing concrete. Repair trip hazards, redirect water, and plane out those unsightly joints that nag at your inner perfection.

Fast, clean, and ready to use immediately!

We can help you avoid the expensive cost of concrete replacement by using our simple process of drill, pump, patch to raise your concrete. We repair driveways, garages, aprons, patios, parking lots, sidewalks, and more!

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This is accomplished through the use of durable, eco-friendly, polyurethane foam products.

The weather cycles in the Midwest cause an ongoing expansion and contraction within the soil beneath your concrete leading to uneven joints over time. Uneven joints are a trip hazard, can damage vehicle tires, and look unsightly. In most cases they also present a liability issue. Replacement is not the only option! Foam-tek has even repaired cracked panels leading to years of additional service. After completion of our repair, you can begin using it immediately.

What applications is concrete raising used for?

Concrete raising is a great alternative to replacement! Often times saving better than half of the cost of replacement.

  • Sidewalks
  • Driveways
  • Garages
  • Garage Aprons
  • Pool Decks
  • Patios
  • Basement Floors
  • Warehouse Floors
  • Highways
  • Stairs/Stoops
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A Quick and Easy Alternative to Replacement

Specialty Concrete Maintenance to Rejuvenate your Property

What causes concrete to move?

Poor Compaction:

Lack of compaction during new construction will manifest itself as settling of the soils beneath the concrete. In this situation, the weight of the concrete itself can cause the slab to sink.


Think of the soils beneath your concrete as a sponge. They will absorb water. What happens when water freezes? It expands. This can cause your concrete to shift as the weather changes in our climates. If you see your concrete shifting with the seasons, reach out to discuss your options! We may need to correct the water absorption problem in your soils prior to raising your concrete.

Application Loads:

Vehicles, equipment, foot traffic, and structure weight are all different types of loads imposed on concrete. The result is a cyclic load that can cause movement when the weight bearing capacity doesn’t exceed the application loads.


Water intrusion beneath your concrete acts as a medium to move soils bit by bit over the course of time. This is most often allowed by a lack of sealant at your seams, incorrect pitch, or lack of backfill along the perimeter of the concrete. In this situation, polyurethane closed cell foam helps seal everything up! Also, refer to our seam sealing services page.

Slab Curl / Rocking Concrete:

When large panels are poured, the curing process can manifest itself as internal concrete stresses that tip the edges relative to the rest of the plane. When application loads are imposed on the slab, it can begin to tip over time. Foam injection is a great way to stabilize these scenarios!

Improper Backfill:

Anytime you can see the bottom of your concrete structures from the side, there is high risk of erosion and foreign debris introduction beneath your slab.