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PolyPier Can Lift Runway Concrete

Runways Handle Busy Air Traffic

Airports spend millions building and maintaining runways, and when they need to repair sunken or settled runway concrete, they rely on PolyPier, by ECP.

PolyPier is a two-part polyurethane concrete leveling product ideal for concrete lifting and leveling.

Airplane taking off from runway.
Busy airports demand a lot from their runways.

The National Air Traffic Controllers Association handles more than 87,000 flights in the U.S. daily, with the average Boeing 747 weighing between 735,000 to 970,000 pounds at takeoff, that’s a lot of weight on runways.

Multiply thousands of planes by their daily takeoffs and landings, and U.S. runways undergo significant stress every year.

There are more than 5,000 public airports in the United States and thousands more when you included private and military runways. 

The average commercial runway is between 8,000 and 13,000 feet in length. With that much concrete flatwork experiencing compression repetitively, it’s not surprising runways can sink or settle.

However, taking a runway out of service for replacement or repairs can be a costly nightmare for airports. Flight delays, passenger headaches, and lost revenue are real dangers when runways are closed.

State-of-the-Art PolyPier Engineered to Raise and Level Sunken Concrete

PolyPier’s state-of-the-art technology is easy to apply with low overhead costs. PolyPier has exceptional inter-layer adhesion. Polyurethane concrete leveling is environmentally responsible.

PolyPier’s high-density foam is engineered to permanently raise and level sunken concrete.

polyurethane concrete leveling with PolyPier polyurethane foam
PolyPier is a polyurethane concrete leveling product to permanently raise and level sunken concrete.

To best meet the needs of each airport, PolyPier is available in the various formulations with differing compression and tensile strength values and flow variations. 

Polyurethanes – often just called “urethanes” – are a polymer composed of organic units joined by carbamate links. The first polyurethanes were created in Germany in 1937, and have steadily been improving ever since. ECP’s state-of-the-art PolyPier was launched in 2018.

For more information on PolyPier and how it can help with concrete lifting and leveling projects of all sizes – from your front sidewalk to billion-dollar runways – contact ECP.

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