In the vast majority of cases, our fixes are permanent. Unlike other types of repair materials, the polyurethane foam that FOAMEXperts employs will endure permanently – throughout your lifespan and even beyond. After just a few minutes, it hardens into a strong, impervious structure that attaches immediately to the concrete surface. It is not prone to fracture or failure under normal conditions. An entirely inert solid substance, it is immune to water, chemicals, insects, rodents, and erosion. It is used in the construction industry as well.
Another great benefit is that the foam itself does not degrade. All that is required to decompose it, is if it has prolonged exposure to sunlight. The concrete, on the other hand, protects the foam. It has a closed-cell structure, therefore water cannot pass through it. So if you see a repeat of failure – which is possible, since there is a 2 percent probability of it happening in our industry – it is most likely due to the soils shifting underneath our material. It is not due to the nature of the substance itself. In other words, as long as the substrate also known as the underlying soil continues to function properly, the polyurethane may be used indefinitely without degrading. It is the dirt itself that presents the greatest threat to your restoration.