When your concrete is cracking, sinking, or showing other signs of damage and a compromised foundation, it’s important to start planning for concrete repair. If you’ve noticed the need for repair, you likely already understand why polyjacking is so advantageous for the long-term stability of your concrete than mudjacking. But you still may have questions before you’re ready to hire someone to repair your sunken floor.
From our concrete repair experts to you, here are seven essential questions you should ask your polyjacking contractor to ensure you’ve selected the right polyjacking contractor.
1. Are you licensed and insured?
First thing first: make sure your polyjacking contractor is properly licensed and insured! This will protect both you and your contractor in the event of any problems or injuries. If your polyjacking contractor is licensed and insured, there shouldn’t be any issues. You can also ask if they provide any warranty coverage if the work doesn’t solve your concrete repair needs.
Our Answer: With over 30 years of experience in the concrete repair industry, our team of experts is highly trained and brings all the necessary licenses and insurance. Plus, all of our work comes with a five-year warranty to give you complete peace of mind!
2. What is your concrete repair process?
Not all concrete repair professionals advertise clearly what method they use, so you may need to ask directly whether they offer polyjacking or mudjacking. Asking about their process can help you be more informed before beginning a project with them.
Our Answer: It should come as no surprise that at Pro Polyjacking, we use the polyjacking method of concrete repair! Using a polyurethane foam injected under pressure into the voids or cracks in the concrete, our polyjacking method is quick, reliable, and effective for both residential and commercial applications.
3. Do you offer concrete sealing?
To protect your concrete from weathering and staining—and render it waterproof—ask your contractor if they offer concrete sealing. This could be included in your estimate or offered at an additional cost.
Our Answer: We offer concrete sealing and cleaning to restore concrete surfaces permanently. This can be included in your concrete repairs or purchased as a stand-alone service.
4. What damage or mess can I expect after project completion?
If your concrete repair contractor is using the polyjacking method—which is very eco-friendly and noninvasive—you can expect no damage to your concrete or the surrounding environment, as the process is non-invasive. However, you should make sure they include complete clean-up after the process is complete so you aren’t left to deal with any trash or debris they pack in.
Our Answer: Every polyjacking service we offer is completed with final clean-up and patching, ensuring your concrete looks as good as new—and so does the rest of the area around it!
5. Do you have any customer reviews or photos of previous projects?
Work samples and customer reviews are an excellent way to check the reputation and reliability of a polyjacking contractor. These may be listed on their website, or you may be able to check external review websites, but it’s always good to ask if they have any case studies or testimonials they can share that include before and after pictures.
6. How long will the process take?
This can be a tricky question if your contractor has not yet come to inspect your concrete repair needs in person, so this question is a great one to ask for as part of your estimate. Generally, polyjacking can be completed in just a few hours.
Our Answer: Contact us for a quote and time estimate for your specific project! After a job is complete, the polyurethane foam cures for about 4-6 hours, at which point it’s safe to walk, drive, or otherwise use your concrete surface again.
7. Where do you source your materials from?
Make sure your contractor is sourcing high-quality materials from a trustworthy source. If they are experienced in the world of concrete repair, they should be able to confidently share where they source their materials and why they use that manufacturer.
Our Answer: Our materials are made by NCFI Polyurethanes in North Carolina—a family-owned company like ours that has been in business for 110 years!
Any More Questions? Just Call Pro Polyjacking!
If you’re ready to discuss your next project and are looking for the perfect polyjacking contractor in the Kansas City area, just contact us for a quote or to ask any questions we left unanswered here. We can’t wait to give your concrete the TLC it deserves!