Concrete Leveling Is An Environmentally Friendly Solution
Concrete leveling is a process of altering the foundation that a concrete surface sits upon. It is a cheaper alternative to having replacement concrete poured and is commonly used in homes, small businesses, airports, warehouses and even on roads and highways.
The main reason to use concrete leveling is to raise sunken or uneven concrete surfaces back up to their original position. Uneven sidewalks or patios are unsightly, but more importantly they are a safety hazard for people walking on them. Experienced Concrete Levelers involves injecting a special material beneath the concrete surface to fill in voids and stabilize the slab. This material lifts the concrete back up to its original position and fixes any cracks as well.
A-1 Concrete Leveling uses a highly advanced, environmentally friendly solution called Polycrete® to perform all of our concrete leveling. This product consists of only crushed agricultural limestone and water, it is mixed on-site and pumped directly under the concrete to fill in the voids and lift the sunken area up with constant pressure. This method is very quick and does not disturb the surrounding landscaping or other structures. Most concrete leveling is done within one day and the new, even concrete surface is ready for use immediately after.
Mudjacking is a much more labor intensive process than concrete leveling. It requires the drilling of 2-inch holes around the sunken concrete. This can weaken the structural integrity of the slab and is very messy as the mud slurry must be pumped in and out of each hole. Mudjacking is also only a temporary solution because the soil voids will continue to sink and cause problems again in the future.
There are many signs that you may need to have concrete leveling performed on your property. Some of the most obvious include:
Slabs that are no longer at their original height. Uneven concrete can be a major eyesore but it can also cause other issues including uneven door frames and cracks in the walls of your home or business. If you are experiencing these issues, or if your slab is showing signs of settlement such as rocking when driven on or making hollow sounds when stepped on, then it is time for concrete leveling.
A-1 Concrete Leveling has been performing concrete leveling for over 30 years and in that time we have seen just how much of a difference this simple fix can make on your property. It is less expensive, faster and more effective than the classic rip-and-replace method that uses replacement concrete to replace a damaged slab. The other key benefit is that it provides a more permanent repair than mudjacking because the concrete leveling material fills and stabilizes voids, lifting the concrete to its original position while also stabilizing loose soil. With our PolyLevel(r) concrete leveling system, the injection holes are almost invisible and there is no need to worry about mismatched concrete colors. Contact us today to learn more about this revolutionary concrete leveling process and see what it can do for you.