Choosing a Concrete Leveling Company in Bloomington, IL
Recently, we were called by a homeowner in Bloomington who was concerned about cracks in their basement and driveway. After struggling for months when searching for a concrete leveling company in Bloomington, IL. They found us. These customers chose our concrete leveling company because we have over 30 years of experience in concrete slab repair, which allows us to not only quickly diagnose the problem, but also remedy it with only the highest quality results.
During a free consultation with one of Helitech’s Certified Project Estimators, we performed a walk-through of the areas of concern and were able to complete a detailed evaluation that included:
Identifying trip hazards in the customer’s driveway
Inspecting grading, downspouts, and gutters
Determining elevations of the entire foundation
Determining if the wall is plumb
Settling Concrete and Cracks Found in Bloomington, IL Homeowner’s Driveway
After we performed this comprehensive evaluation, it was determined that the swelling and shrinking of the native soil prevalent in the top 20+ feet in North Central Illinois caused the footing to crack which, in turn, caused the home to settle. The resulting uneven, sunken concrete was an eyesore as well as a dangerous tripping hazard.
The homeowner wanted as little disruption to the driveway as possible and wanted to keep it looking nice. Most importantly, they did not want to have to repeat this process again in two years which is very common with other concrete companies in the region.
Why Did the Illinois-Based Concrete Driveway Crack?
Put simply, when soil is wet, it expands, and when it’s dry, it contracts. This is important because the region of Central Illinois is prone to wet springs, dry falls, and everything in between. When these dramatic changes in weather occur, the soil shifts, and your concrete slabs are not flexible enough to bend or adjust with these ever-changing conditions. Therefore, this causes cracks and other types of damage to foundations, basements, sidewalks, porches, and driveways.
In the case of this customer, they lived in Bloomington which had record rainfall in the past spring and summer which meant that the saturated soil had been swelled up. When the rains stopped with the changing of the seasons, the ground dried up and caused the soil to shrink and crack.
Polyurethane Foam Used to Level the Concrete Driveway
How to Repair Cracks in Concrete Driveway?
The decision was made to use Helitech’s polyurethane foam to fill the voids and correct the tripping hazard created by the swelling and shrinking fat clays. Helitech is on the cutting edge of poly-concrete leveling technology that can save customers like this homeowner up to 75 percent compared to full removal and replacement.
We injected our leveling concrete crack filler into minuscule holes made in the driveway. Polyurethane is a void-filling, high-density foam that is designed to expand, lift, and level the concrete in an environmentally-friendly process that is performed in a mere couple of hours. Not only that, our state-of-the-art polyurethane foam is cleaner, safer, and less intrusive than traditional mudjacking, which is a cementitious material that can wash away.
Why Are Helitech’s Concrete Leveling Services Superior?
Overall, Helitech’s concrete leveling services are superior because we also have the ability to install AB Chance Helical piers that stabilize your home during the wet and dry months. This will allow you the peace of mind of knowing that your biggest investment is safe and secure from further damage.
It is best practice in Central Illinois to install Helical piers below the active area of soil at approximately 21 feet. It is common to encounter a stiff Glacial Till at this depth meaning it will not swell and contract like the fat clays. With helical piers connecting the foundation of the home to the Glacial Till, the homeowner can rest easy knowing their home is built on a solid, lasting foundation backed by Helitech’s warranty.
Helitech’s Polyurethane Foam Concrete Leveling Saved this Bloomington Homeowner’s Driveway
The Bloomington homeowner’s driveway was leveled with very minimal disruption to the look of the driveway, and there are no longer trip hazards for visiting friends and family! As it is now structurally sound, it’s unlikely to cause any more problems in the near future.
This customer is fully protected from unsightly cracks now that Helitech has healed their home!
As concrete settles with the changing weather, it can cause real problems for you and your home. Our professional contractors can come to your location and make sure your concrete surfaces are smooth, attractive, and, most importantly, safe. Heal your home with Helitech!
Helitech is the #1 choice for poly-concrete leveling and foundation repair in Illinois, Missouri, Quad Cities, and Western Kentucky. Contact us or call 800-246-9721 to schedule your free inspection.
St. Louis, MO
I wanted to send huge thanks for the long and hard work that Aaron Bauer & Todd Wells (and too many others who were here less of the time) put in here at my home over the past 2 weeks. They went out of their way to work around my older home’s issues, pool area, and completed basement. they were great in communicating things to me, keeping me in the loop of their work, and overall doing a fantastic job. thanks so much for simply “doing the right thing” and getting it done correctly. thanks for all the discounts and cheaper prices with all the nuances of this particular job. Kevin Estes has been great in going above and beyond to help me get things ready for the work to be done and after. We have become good friends. Thanks to john also, for explaining in detail some of the logistics too. And thanks so much for your company representing JESUS to the world, our city, and to each customer. HIS kingdom advances one relationship at a time as you lead by example each day. I prayed over your workers each day and know that GOD will grow HIS relationship with each of them.