Top 6 Homeowner Questions Answered About Concrete Leveling
One of our customers*, a married couple in Fort Worth, noticed that their driveway had become uneven over the years. Their children loved to play and ride bicycles on it, and their elderly parents often came to visit relaxing in lawn chairs on the driveway while watching the kids. The couple was concerned about the safety of their family, and wanted to level out the pavement without a lot of hassle and expense. After a friend told them about concrete leveling, they found Atlas Foundation on the Internet and learned all about it. This customer felt it was the perfect solution to protecting their loved ones from tripping and falling, and also improving the curb appeal and value of their home.
Since this customer’s situation is like so many others in the area, we thought we’d share their questions. Here’s what the couple asked the experts at Atlas Foundation about Concrete Leveling for their home:
1. What can be leveled?
For residences, concrete leveling can work on uneven driveways, pool decks, porches and patios, sidewalks, interior flooring and more! Commercially, concrete leveling can also be used for factory and warehouse floors. There are very few situations in which concrete leveling is not recommended. Just keep in mind that if a concrete area is cracked into multiple small pieces, it may be too difficult to repair with leveling.
2. How does concrete leveling work?
At Atlas Foundation, we utilize the most modern techniques and technologies. We lift your concrete using quality, USA made polyurethane foam. First, small holes—about the size of a nickel—are drilled through the slab. The foam is then injected into the holes. The foam expands, filling voids in the soil and lifting the concrete. Additional foam is expertly injected as needed, to create an even and level surface. Finally, the holes are patched, giving your slab a smooth surface.
3. What are the benefits of Polyurethane Foam vs. Mudjacking?
Mudjacking is an older technology that uses mud to fill the gaps underneath the concrete to lift the slab. It requires larger holes to be drilled into the slab, and adds weight to the area, which can increase settlement later on.
Polyurethane foam is the newest concrete leveling solution and has the following advantages:
- Fast expansion and cure times
- Lightweight means less stress on your subgrade
- Can be used in both wet and dry conditions
- Small injection holes
- Good for the environment: Atlas Foundation uses foam made from over 40% recycled materials and does not contain toxic chemicals
Atlas Foundation only uses polyurethane foam that is made in the USA.
4. How long does a concrete leveling project take?
Most concrete leveling projects can be completed in less than a day—sometimes in just a couple of hours! And with concrete leveling using polyurethane foam, your leveled area is ready for immediate use.
5. What does concrete leveling cost?
The cost of concrete leveling takes the size and current condition of the project into consideration. Generally, you can expect concrete leveling to run less than half of the cost of concrete slab replacement. Not only are you saving money, but you are saving old concrete from going into landfills, too.
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6. Why should I consider concrete leveling for my home?
Concrete Leveling with Polyurethane Foam is fast and cost effective. Further, it is lightweight and water resistant, so you will be able to enjoy your lifted concrete for many years to come.
End Results: Call for Quote!
Our customer was pleased with the customer service, friendliness and expertise of Atlas Foundation. They felt relieved that they no longer need to worry about their family tripping and falling on that formerly hazardous driveway. Concrete leveling with Atlas Foundation was the best choice for this couple! They were so happy, they recommended us to another family member, and Atlas Foundation was scheduled for concrete leveling his patio the next week.
If you want to learn more about concrete leveling for your home, contact us at 817-478-1181 to schedule a no-cost estimate. We will be happy to answer all of your questions and give you a free quote.
*Names removed to protect customer’s identity.