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PolyLevel and the Environment

Wednesday, September 30th, 2020 by Kal Aldrich


PolyLevel Lifts Concrete Like Magic – But Is It Environmentally Friendly?

When a heavy, sunken concrete slab moves back up to its original position, it is fascinating to watch. Some may think it is lifted by some supernatural force, but really, it is from our polyurethane foam called PolyLevel.

So, what is so mesmerizing about it? Is it expensive? No, not really. Is it a rare type of concrete repair? Nope. As an exclusive dealer, we have all the PolyLevel that homeowners will ever need. You probably think ‘that must be bad for the environment, or at least bad for my property.’ When really, that is not the case at all. 

How PolyLevel Interacts With The Environment 

PolyLevel is a light, waterproof, noninvasive foam that cures quickly, provides an accurate lift, and is adjustable for loads of all sizes. The reason why it works so well is because it runs like water when it is first injected under the concrete, finding even the smallest gaps. When it expands quickly, the power of that expansion is enough to lift those heavy concrete slabs back to their original positions and takes only 15 minutes to cure! 

High-density polyurethane foam, such as PolyLevel, has been the topic of several studies over the years. A study organized by the Department of Energy found a few interesting things about PolyLevel. For those who do not know what the Department of Energy is; they are a department in the United States Government that watches over policies regarding energy and safety when it comes to treating and managing nuclear material. 

They found that: 

  • PolyLevel is a non-ozone, two-part polyurethane foam that is chemically immobile once it cures. That means, once it sets, it does not react with anything around it, so it will not filter into the soil or expose other chemicals into the environment. 

  • PolyLevel does not biodegrade. This means that it does not break down over time and affect the environment around it. Because of its chemical and physical form, it is highly resistant to bacterial damage. 

  • PolyLevel provides no nutritional value and will not be broken down by animals or insects. 

  • Polyurethanes can degrade over time when exposed to UV radiation, but since PolyLevel is never exposed to sunlight anyway, this is not an issue. 

PolyLevel Helps Reduce Waste and Pollution 

One of the best things about PolyLevel is that it helps keep loads of concrete out of landfills. Think about it; if your driveway is cracked and sunken, your two main options are to repair or replace it. PolyLevel provides a remarkable solution for the first option. Whereas when you replace concrete, you not only have to wait a while for it to fully cure, but all of that old concrete has to be jackhammered into smaller pieces, torn out, and brought to the landfill, where it will remain for a long, long time. Not only that but when new concrete is made, it is hard on the environment. The damage to the environment is caused by the mining of the resources that make up the material. 

All in all, when you repair your driveway, patio, sidewalk, etc. with PolyLevel, you are not only keeping concrete out of landfills, but you are also minimizing the need for new concrete to be created, which is good for our planet. Not only is Polylevel the most reliable solution for sinking concrete, but it’s a solution you can feel good about knowing that it’s not harmful to the environment.  

Interested in what our PolyLevel looks like? View below:

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