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Concrete Lifting and Leveling Case Studies: Nanticoke Memorial Hospital PolyLevel Project

Monday, August 14th, 2017 by Amy Brown

Challenge

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital in Seaford, DE was experiencing challenges transporting patients safely and effectively. This problem was particularly manifest when taking patients from testing and surgical procedures which were being done on the first floor to their rooms or further testing being done on other levels in the hospital. This challenge was due to the first-floor hallway outside of the elevators having sunk more than an inch lower than the elevator shaft opening.  

Solution

To complete the lifting of the hallway in Nanticoke Hospital located in Seaford, DE, DryZone LLC utilized PolyLevel. PolyLevel is an expanding, high-density foam which is engineered to permanently raise and level sunken concrete in many different applications.

The PolyLevel process utilizes and expanding, two part, closed cell polyurethane foam to raise sunken concrete. One of the perennial challenges of working with PolyLevel is the very specific nature in which the activator and resin blends are to be combined. The activator material contains a hardening substance which is ultra-moisture sensitive. This, in combination with the resin which is not moisture sensitive and varies based upon the needs of any specific job, creates a light weight, quick curing material which has a high capacity of lifting strength. 

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Amy is an enthusiastic member of Team DryZone with a passion for sharing the success stories that our crews achieve every day with prospective homeowners.

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