What is JACKCRETE?
JACKCRETE is both a series of polyurethane foam systems and the company that applies them. As a subsidiary of a large contractor specializing in foam roofing and insulation, JACKCRETE was able to take the specializations of its parent company and apply it to a new arena- subterranean infrastructure repairs. By developing specialized foam systems with precise density, expansion, and weight, JACKCRETE was able to find solutions to many different infrastructure problems. Over time JACKCRETE was able to expand on their expertise, finding solutions to problems that before would be significantly more expensive to fix with increased downtime.
Beyond simply re-leveling settled concrete, we have learned to apply our polyurethane foam systems to many different applications.
There doesn’t have to be settlement for infrastructure problems to surface. By reinforcing an area before other signs of damage begin to appear, a long-term project can be reduced to an afternoon stabilizing a structure to prevent further damage from occurring. The JACKCRETE Team recently completed a project under the bridge at Beach Road in Hampton, Virginia, where soil washout was leaving large voids underneath the bridge. This expansive hole added strain to the concrete, potentially lowering the usable life of the bridge were it to continue operating without repair. To avoid any structural damage and ensure a long lifespan for the bridge, JACKCRETE injected industrial foam systems to eliminate all voids and prevent further washout from occuring.
Lifting and Leveling
Lifting and leveling concrete slabs is only part of what we do with our polyurethane foam systems here at JACKRETE. It is also a vital role for our company and a key service we have provided to the people of Hampton Roads for many years. We have completed countless projects in the residential, commercial, and municipal sectors all around Hampton Roads. Professional concrete lifting and leveling is the cost-effective and safety-conscious way to repair your settled concrete surfaces. We have worked on patios, driveways, sidewalks, interior home and commercial slabs and pool decks. Whether you own residential or commercial property you will benefit from our expertise, and your concrete will be restored to its original condition. This process will help to reduce injury risks and can restore property values.
When water is able to bypass infrastructure meant to keep water out, there can be deleterious consequences. After getting beyond a barrier water can spread out, washing large areas of soil away to make room for more water. Repair options for such a problem are minimal, historically being relegated to destruction of all infrastructure, soil compaction, and recreation of the infrastructure systems. For many areas such as bridges or tunnels where a several week long closure is simply not an option, JACKCRETE comes in. The best example of our work in this arena was at the Midtown Tunnel connecting Norfolk to Portsmouth in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Over the course of the multi-day project the different water-logged voids present behind the walls of the tunnel entrance were eradicated with light-weight, slowly expanding foam. Since completion, there have been no reported leaks in the areas worked by the JACKCRETE team.
JACKCRETE was founded after realizing that the spray foam insulation our parent company was using could be adapted for other industries. As we continue to grow, our exploratory approach continues as we discover new uses for our foam systems. The applications of our Polyurethane Foam Systems continues to expand into other uses as we find unique solutions for the many challenges we have faced. In the future we plan to continue researching innovative uses for our different systems so we can continue to save Hampton Roads companies time and money.