Concrete Leveling A Non Invasive Way To Repair Uneven Concrete
Concrete leveling is a minimally-invasive procedure that can repair sunken concrete slabs at a fraction of the cost and time of having them replaced. This is a common repair service for uneven sidewalks, driveways, pool decks, patios, and other outdoor concrete surfaces. It is also used to address foundation issues in homes, businesses, and industrial sites.
Using a unique and effective concrete leveling product, our Experienced Concrete Levelers drill small holes into the affected areas of your slab. These holes are then filled with a polyurethane foam which expands immediately upon injection beneath the slab. As it expands, the foam fills voids and lifts your sunken concrete to its original position. The holes are then filled and sealed, leaving your repaired surface looking as good as new.
Uneven or sinking concrete is a safety issue and can result in trip hazards. It can also detract from the overall appearance of your property and lead to costly replacement costs. With the right concrete leveling solution, however, you can return your concrete surface to its proper height without having to tear it out and pour a new one.
There are a number of reasons why a concrete slab may sink or become unlevel. These include:
Erosion under the slab - This can occur if the soil isn't properly compacted or tamped down before the slab gets poured. Water damage - This can cause the soil to wash away underneath the slab, creating voids that eventually lead to sinking or unevenness. Organic material - If the concrete is poured on top of decaying leaves or other organic material, it can settle into these voids and create an uneven surface.
The best way to determine if concrete leveling is the right solution for your home or business is to schedule a free, non-invasive, full inspection and estimate with a concrete contractor. At A-1 Concrete Leveling, we specialize in the modern concrete leveling method called PolyLevel(r).
This process works by injecting a high-density closed-cell polyurethane foam beneath your sunken concrete slab. It instantly expands to fill voids, stabilize the slab, and lift it back to its original position. With this method, we can repair your sunken concrete sidewalk, driveway, or other surface in a few hours while keeping other surfaces and objects intact.
Mudjacking, a traditional concrete leveling technique, involves pumping a slurry of cement, water, and soil under the slab to raise it. This process is messy and not as durable as concrete leveling with polyurethane foam. Mudjacking can also weaken the existing slab, and it is not recommended for heavy-duty or high-traffic areas. A-1 Concrete Leveling uses the more modern, less invasive concrete leveling methods of PolyLevel(r) and stone slurry grout to help repair your sunken sidewalks, driveways, and other concrete slabs. Both of these repair techniques are much cheaper and faster than slab replacement, and they provide long-lasting results. To learn more about these repair methods, or to schedule your free onsite consultation and estimate with A-1, contact us today!