HOW POLYLEVEL INTERACTS WITH THE ENVIRONMENT
PolyLevel foam is a lightweight, durable, and, above all, firm high-density polyurethane foam. It works so well because it runs like water when first injected under concrete, finding even the smallest crevices. But then it quickly expands, and the force of that expansion is enough to lift those heavy concrete slabs back to their original positions. And, when PolyLevel cures, it cures basically forever.
High-density polyurethane foams such as PolyLevel have been the subject of several studies over the years, including one conducted by the Department of Energy (DOE), and they’ve found a couple of interesting things:
- PolyLevel is a non-ozone-depleting two-part polyurethane foam that is chemically inert once it cures. That means, once it sets, it does not react with anything around it, so it won’t leach into the soil or otherwise impart chemicals into the environment.
- PolyLevel does not biodegrade. This means it doesn’t break down over time and affect the environment around it. It is also highly resistant to microbial attacks due to its chemical and physical structure.
- PolyLevel provides no nutritional value, and as such, it is not likely to be broken down by animals or insects.
- While polyurethanes can degrade over time when exposed to UV radiation, this is not an issue because PolyLevel is never exposed to sunlight.
Basically, PolyLevel is no different. Once it cures from an environmental point of view, then the concrete stabilizes.
POLYLEVEL HELPS REDUCE WASTE AND POLLUTION
One of the best things about PolyLevel, though, is that it helps keep tons of concrete out of our landfills — literally. Think about it; if your driveway is cracked and sunken, your two main options are to repair or replace it. PolyLevel offers a fantastic solution for the first option. But when you replace a driveway (or any concrete), you not only have to wait a week or more for it to cure, but all that old concrete must be jackhammered into smaller pieces, torn out, and hauled off to the local landfill, where it will remain for pretty much the test of time.
Then there is the problem of new concrete. Did you know that, after water, concrete is the most consumed material on the planet? And, concrete production is the source of many greenhouse gasses, which are a primary driver of climate change. Then there’s the damage to the environment caused by mining the raw materials that make it up.
When you repair your driveway, sidewalk, or patio with PolyLevel, you’re not only keeping old, broken concrete out of the landfill, and you’re also reducing the need for new concrete to be produced. And that’s a good thing for the entire planet.
In the end, PolyLevel allows you to lift and permanently stabilize your concrete while helping reduce waste and pollution. To get a FREE inspection and quote on lifting and leveling your concrete, contact us today for a free quote.