Concrete raising and leveling can be a daunting task to take on if you are a home or business owner. Many questions come up, should I replace it? How will it look? If I replace, do I replace everything? Or, if I raise it, what do the patches look like?
All of these are very valid questions, as esthetics are very important for your resale value. Leveled Concrete has developed a patch material that goes in slightly damp and hardens with a textured surface and blends to the surrounding concrete. This patch material can be driven and walked are as soon as it is put in place and pressure washed after 24 hours. Below is an example of our patch in a sidewalk panel that is directly next to the driveway, high traffic and one of the first things seen when walking into a house. As you can see, the patch is almost invisible, it is there, I promise. You can see it on the left side of the panel. Our holes are 5/8 of an inch, or the size of a penny.
Now you may be familiar with Mudjacking, it has been around forever and quite a few companies in Houston offer it. It works, raises the concrete, however, it doesn’t always look nice are it is complete. Bellow is an example of mud jacking patches I have come across. This doesn’t need much explanation, the holes are large, 1 5/8in holes that need patched.
Not only does mud jacking require a higher number of holes to be drilled since the material does not flow, it also weakens the slab. Leveled Concretes PolyJacking process uses less holes. Our polyurethane material lifts the concrete after it spreads out and fills any voids. This creates a platform below the concrete and supports it as it raises it. Thus, a repair like the one in the mud jacking photo would require roughly 2 holes per panel with Leveled Concrete’s PolyJacking system.
So don’t diminish the curb appeal of your property by having your settled concrete raised. Call Leveled Concrete today to schedule your free, onsite estimate.