Concrete Leveling Is a Cost-Effective Alternative to Replacement
Greene Concrete Leveling is an innovative solution to repair sunken concrete slabs. This process involves injecting a material underneath the concrete that fills the voids and raises the concrete back to its original position. This is an effective solution for a wide variety of concrete surfaces, including driveways, patios, porches, and pool decks. It’s also a cost-effective alternative to replacement, especially since the repairs are less time-consuming and disruptive than complete concrete replacement.
A common reason for sidewalks to sink is because of erosion of the underlying soil. This can be caused by changes in moisture, temperature, or by tree roots. Regardless of the cause, it’s important to address the problem as soon as possible. Otherwise, the sidewalk may continue to sink and crack, creating a safety hazard for anyone using it.
Many people are shocked to find out that their sinking sidewalks aren’t covered by home insurance or by many home warranties. Instead, they’re often told that the concrete needs to be replaced. But, if you call in a professional concrete leveling service early enough, it’s possible to lift your concrete slabs back up without replacing them.
There are three main ways to fix a sunken sidewalk: coat the concrete with a sand-cement mixture, raise it using mud (a process called mudjacking), or use polylevel concrete leveling. Mudjacking is messy and requires large holes to be drilled under the slab. These holes can lead to further damage to the concrete over time, as well as create a space for weeds and other vegetation to grow. Additionally, the mudjacking slurry isn’t waterproof, which means that it will wash away when it rains.
Polylevel concrete leveling, on the other hand, is a fast, easy, and permanent way to fix your sidewalks. It uses a mixture of Portland cement and polymer plasticizers to fill the voids under your concrete. The slurry is injected into the sunken area through these holes, and as it expands, it lifts the concrete back to its original position. Once the polylevel has cured, it’s hard to tell that there were ever any problems with your sidewalk.
Whether you’re a homeowner looking to spruce up your outdoor living areas or a business owner trying to make a good impression on customers, concrete leveling is an affordable and long-lasting solution for your sidewalks. The best part is, it can be completed in just a few hours – much faster than concrete replacement. If you have any questions about concrete leveling or would like to request a free onsite consultation, contact Greene Concrete Leveling today. We’ve been lifting and leveling sunken concrete for over 30 years, and we know how big of a difference it can make!