When first installed, your concrete driveway, walkway, or patio was smooth and even, but over time it can settle and slope, making an unattractive statement on your property, not to mention creating dangerous tripping hazards. The good news is that you don’t just have to live with settled concrete slabs and steps on your property—nor do you have to replace them entirely! At Concrete Raising of Upstate New York, as our name implies, we specialize in concrete raising services. Using an innovative concrete jacking technique, we can permanently return your concrete slab patio, sidewalk, or other element back to its original grade level. So instead of shelling out the big bucks to remove and replace your settled concrete driveway or just dealing with the serious slope your patio has developed, call our professionals. We’re here to provide you with long-lasting solutions for settled concrete slabs.
Often called “mudjacking,” the process of returning your concrete walkway, driveway, or other slab to its original, smooth grade is as simple as filling the space beneath it. Slabs settle because of sub-grade problems, so fixing the issue involves supporting the slab from underneath. A pair of small holes (typically less than two inches in diameter) is drilled in the slab to be lifted, then a mud or slurry material is injected below the slab via these holes. This pushes out water and air and helps to compact any loose subsoils, gradually raising the slab back to its original grade.
At Concrete Raising of Upstate New York, we provide permanent solutions for slab jacking. Many other concrete contractor companies use an outdated technique that involves injecting mud into the space under your slab—literally using mud to jack up the concrete. However, actual mudjacking has some major drawbacks, primarily the risk of future settling. As the mud used to lift the slab dries out, it shrinks, and you may see some secondary settling down the road, returning your sidewalk or driveway to an uneven mess once again.
However, when you bring in the professional concrete contractors at Concrete Raising of Upstate New York, we provide slab raising services that will keep your concrete supported and level in perpetuity. That’s because instead of mud, we actually use concrete to raise your patio, floor, or walkway. By injecting a concrete slurry under your slab instead of mud, we create a sub-grade support that is impervious to water for an enduring repair. With your patio or driveway now resting on a bed of durable concrete, you won’t see shifting or sinking again.
Our concrete raising technique is ideal for repairing and leveling any slab-on-grade concrete constructions, including:
- Steps and stoops
- Garage floors
- Pool decks
- Parking lots
- Concrete pavement (streets)
- Industrial floors
- And more!
Available at one-third to one-half the price of putting in a new concrete slab (depending on the installation in question), concrete jacking is an affordable alternative to replacing settled and sloping slabs. Slab jacking is even environmentally friendly when compared with replacing your driveway or floor. That’s because not only does it use a lot less concrete, it also creates little to no waste. So instead of breaking up that sloping slab and sending the waste to the landfill, call on Concrete Raising of Upstate New York to repair it! We have 25+ years of combined experience with concrete mud jacking, and we provide a durable solution that can stand the test of time. If you have any questions about our slab raising techniques or are interested in a free estimate for your project, please don’t hesitate to contact us now!