One of the most common questions we get is “How long will PolyLevel foam last under my concrete?”
It makes sense that this would be a concern for people. I mean, why would you want to invest in a temporary fix that doesn’t solve the overall problem? You don’t want to find that your repair only caused bigger problems with a bigger price tag in the end. Here’s the good news! Unlike short term options like mudjacking, PolyLevel is a solution that will last. A study done in 2006 by Argonne National Laboratory found that the longevity of rigid PolyLevel foam is more than 1000 years.
Specifics about PolyLevel foam:
- Doesn’t degrade in extreme temperatures
- Doesn’t degrade under dry and wet freeze-thaw testing
- Won’t generate any gas when exposed to natural radiation
- Doesn’t degrade if exposed to microbial or fungal attacks
Most importantly, because it doesn’t degrade under the slab, there’s no worry about dangerous chemicals leaching into the surrounding environment!
Wait, if it never degrades, isn’t that bad for the environment?
Thankfully, at the end of PolyLevel’s service life, it can be recycled or reused in a variety of ways! Ground up foam can be used as a filler in other materials, and incinerated foam can actually enhance fuel-burning efficiencies of municipal solid waste furnaces! Plus, because it doesn’t leach harmful chemicals, disposal in landfills is always a viable option if necessary.
So, there’s no need to be concerned about the long-term effects of PolyLevel foam. It’s truly the best solution for slab lifting!