Concrete Leveling How To Level Uneven Concrete Without Digging Up And Replacing It
Whether it’s a sidewalk that seems to be sinking, your driveway that looks like it is tilting, or a patio slab that is starting to sag, uneven concrete is not only unsightly, but it can also pose a serious safety risk for pedestrians and vehicles. Thankfully, there is an Experienced Concrete Levelers that will get your concrete back to where it should be without the mess and expense of digging up and replacing the slab.
Concrete leveling is the process of filling in voids under sinking concrete slabs and lifting them into place. There are several methods for doing this, including mudjacking and foam leveling. Each has its own advantages and disadvantages, but the good news is that all of them can be completed in a matter of hours and without creating a huge mess.
What Causes Uneven Concrete?
Concrete slabs sink and become uneven for a number of reasons. One of the most common reasons is soil erosion, which can wash away the soil that holds up a slab. Another common reason is that soil expands when wet and contracts when dry, causing movement in the ground underneath a slab. Other causes can include tree roots, water leaks, and settlement due to poor construction.
What is the Best Concrete Leveling Method?
There are a few different ways to level sunken concrete, but the most popular and effective is foam leveling. This involves drilling small holes into the surface of a concrete slab, then injecting a high-density polyurethane foam under the slab that begins to expand as it is injected and lifts the slab into place. This method is much quicker and easier to clean up than traditional mudjacking, and it also provides better long-term results.
The other advantage of concrete leveling is that it reuses the existing slab rather than tearing up and replacing it, which saves time, money, and creates less waste. Additionally, the polyurethane foam used in this technique is non-toxic and will not leech into your soil or grass.
Mudjacking and other concrete repair methods can take days or even weeks to complete, but our polyurethane concrete leveling will usually be finished within a couple of hours. And best of all, you won’t have to wait days or weeks before you can begin using your repaired concrete slabs. For more information on how our concrete leveling services can help restore your uneven driveway, patio, or pool deck, contact us today! We can provide a free inspection and estimate. We proudly serve homeowners and business owners throughout the United States.