Several Options For Concrete Leveling
Concrete leveling is the process of filling voids under sagging concrete slabs, including steps, porches, patios, sidewalks and driveways. Experienced Concrete Levelers drilling holes into the existing concrete, then pumping a leveling material through those holes and underneath the slab to stabilize loose soil and lift sunken concrete back to its proper position.
The process is typically less expensive and much faster than replacing a sunken concrete slab, making it a viable option for most homeowners. Plus, it’s environmentally friendly and won’t leach harmful chemicals into surrounding grass or soil.
While concrete is one of the most durable construction materials available, improper installation, wear and tear, exposure to extreme temperatures and chemicals can all contribute to the sinking or sagging of concrete slabs on your property. It’s important to recognize the warning signs of a sunken slab so you can get it repaired right away before the issue worsens.
Whether you have a sunken sidewalk, patio, or driveway, there are several options for concrete leveling. Mudjacking, slab jacking, and stone slurry leveling are three common methods for lifting settled concrete. However, these traditional approaches require drilling multiple holes into the sunken slab and pumping a concrete slurry through those holes and under the slab to raise it. While they work to an extent, they can be a messy application and leave behind large holes in the concrete surface that require patching.
Another option for leveling sunken concrete is foam concrete leveling, also known as polyjacking. This process uses a more targeted approach to lift the slab by drilling small, discreet holes into the slab and injecting a stabilizing, low-pressure foam that lifts the concrete back to its original position. This method is more efficient than mudjacking and results in a more refined finish with no unsightly, mismatched concrete.
Once the concrete is leveled, the injection holes are filled in with non-shrinking grout to leave the surface looking like new. It is important to use a high-quality grout that is designed for outdoor use, as it will not shrink or crack over time.
Leveling a sunken concrete slab isn’t just a quick fix, but it can actually make your entire home or business look better. It makes a property look well-cared for and in good condition, which can increase its value and curb appeal. Plus, when you have level surfaces, it’s safer for people to walk on or drive on.