Q: What are the benefits of concrete leveling?
A: The key benefits to concrete leveling are:
- Cost - In most cases the cost of raising a concrete slab using our service will be significantly cheaper than replacement. The average savings will typically be over 50% when compared to the expensive alternative.
- Minimal Disturbance - Our work is usually completed in one day or less and the re-leveled concrete can be walked on immediately! Replacement requires demolition of the existing slab, form work for the new slab, pouring, and time for curing. It is possible you may be without your driveway, walkway, porch, or garage for over two weeks if you choose replacement over re-leveling!
Q: How do you raise and level concrete?
A: The process involves a number of steps and is simple in concept, but very complex in equipment and technique. Our experts in the field will strategically drill one-inch diameter holes through the existing concrete where voids have occurred beneath the slab causing it to settle. Our pre-compacted soil (primarily aggregate) is then mixed on site with just enough water to allow us to pump it hydraulically beneath the slab. The injection of the material will fill any remaining void and ultimately raise the concrete slab.
Q: Approximately how much does your service cost?
A: Unfortunately there is not an easy calculation for the cost of our service due to the surrounding conditions which cannot be determined prior to an on-site visit. This is why we provide FREE on-site estimates. In most cases the larger the concrete slab, the less expensive our service will be in comparison to the cost of replacement.
Q: How do you address the cracks and condition of the existing concrete slab once it has been raised?
A: Our leveling service includes the patching of the one-inch diameter holes drilled for the injection process. There are actually a number of options for repairing the existing cracks once we have leveled the concrete. We can repair just the cracks or provide different options for re-surfacing the existing slabs. If you prefer, we can recommend different materials for you to install yourself as well.
Q: What kind of warranty do you offer for your service?
A: Warranties are provided on a case-by-case basis and are determined by conditions surrounding the concrete slabs. In most cases our service is a permanent fix and never requires additional work. Therefore we typically will extend warranty to the new owners if you are in the process of selling. Please ask one of our estimators for more details while he is on site to provide your free estimate.