We’ve all noticed uneven sidewalks or cracks on a concrete driveway. Maybe you’ve even seen them on your patio or garage floor. These cracks are due to settling concrete; concrete settles naturally over time, often thanks to weak soil that expands and contracts depending on its water level. But uneven concrete can be a dangerous trip hazard for you and your family. Even worse, replacing it can be an expensive headache.
In many cases, breaking and replacing the entire concrete slab isn’t necessary. Helitech has established a special leveling process that effectively raises sinking concrete at a third the cost of replacement.
Mudjacking is a cost-effective concrete leveling solution that raises a concrete slab to make it level. In the mudjacking process, we pump a mixture of cement, aggregate, and water under the surface of your sunken concrete slab, which raises the concrete surface to its original level, making it look as good as new.
Mudjacking is a long-lasting and less invasive form of concrete repair than entirely replacing your concrete. This concrete lifting process won’t impact your landscaping or home.
Mudjacking can only be used on concrete slabs that are not attached to your foundation. Learn more
Polyurethane concrete leveling is an even more advanced process for concrete raising and leveling. If you have concrete floors that don’t need to look flawless, mudjacking will likely work for you—think basement floors and industrial applications. But for a good-as-new look, Helitech recommends our polyurethane leveling services.
Polyurethane leveling requires fewer holes in the existing concrete and those holes are also smaller. Once these holes are placed, we use a lightweight polyurethane foam injection to raise and level concrete. The holes are then filled with cement and repaired, leaving you with a slab that looks like brand new concrete—without any of the tripping hazards.
Traditional concrete leveling services often remove and replace concrete slabs in order to perform sidewalk leveling and driveway repair work. This is a highly invasive and expensive concrete leveling process that can take a long time. That’s why Helitech recommends traditional mudjacking or polyurethane leveling. Not only are they less invasive and longer lasting, but they’re more cost-effective too!
In fact, Helitech’s innovative Poly Jacking process can save you up to 75% compared to concrete replacement.
We offer free, no-obligation consultations to show you how your concrete leveling project can benefit from one of these more advanced techniques.
Now that you understand the differences between each of our concrete leveling services, it’s important to know how to spot problems with your concrete slabs so you can quickly take action.
Driveways and Sidewalks
When the concrete street outside your home or your driveway expands during hot months, it puts excess pressure on your driveway, sidewalks, and ultimately, your foundation. This is called street creep and it can cause a lot of damage, often requiring foundation repair if left unchecked for too long. Look out for these warning signs that indicate your home and the surrounding concrete is experiencing street creep:
Cracks where your driveway meets the street usually means the street is expanding up against your driveway. This expansion can push each of your driveway slabs until it reaches your house.
If the floor of your garage is pulling away from the wall, that likely means street creep has reached your garage.
Cracks in your foundation are signs of significant structural damage to your foundation. To save your foundation, contact us today to learn how our Poly Jacking System can help.
When cracks appear in the middle of your patio, weeds can start poking through, making your backyard look more messy than marvelous. If you’re noticing cracks in your patio, that’s the biggest sign that you could benefit from concrete leveling services—likely removing and replacing the concrete slab.
You won’t always need to entirely replace your concrete patio; if you’re experiencing soil erosion underneath the slab, we can often solve this through polyurethane leveling.
Swimming Pool Apron
A swimming pool apron is the concrete pool deck that goes around the perimeter of an in-ground pool and it needs to be kept smooth and crack-free to protect bare feet! When you have cracks in your pool deck, water can seep in and put pressure on the walls of your pool, threatening the stability of everyone’s favorite backyard feature.
Sinking basement floors and cracks in your basement can indicate problems with soil erosion and settling. While some of these issues can often be remedied with our basement waterproofing services, you may also need floor leveling services to make sure your basement stays a dry, safe place for all your extras.
Using polyurethane leveling your sinking porch is one way to make a seriously impactful curb appeal upgrade. Keeping your porch level is crucial for safety and can keep any concrete stairs from tilting as well.
Nobody wants unsightly concrete around their home. Call us today for a free, no-obligation consultation on how Helitech’s Poly Jacking System can help heal your home.
Helitech offers free estimates on your concrete repairs.
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We had an absolute mess in our crawlspace. Beau arrived quickly, assessed the situation and clearly explained the work needed. He also worked diligently to provide an estimate and subsequent contract in a timely fashion. I was also thrilled with how quickly Helitech’s technicians were onsite to solve our water issue. They worked in nasty conditions, yet finished the job as promised. We are now in the dry and very pleased with their work!