Slab Lifting and LevelingDavid Brown2023-11-12T18:53:46-04:00
Is your concrete slab settling or rocking? Don’t worry. We have the solution! With our revolutionary Precision Lift process, we can stabilize and raise your concrete slab back to its original position. No more uneven surfaces or trip hazards.
Say goodbye to cracked sidewalks in Florida caused by pesky tree roots. Our expert concrete slab leveling service is the best solution for all your sidewalk problems. Walk with confidence again.
Why Is Concrete Slab Leveling Needed?
For various reasons, concrete slabs such as sidewalks, driveways, patios, and pool decks can crack, sink, or become uneven. Concrete slab leveling restores the slab’s structural integrity and minimizes further damage.
Benefits Of Concrete Slab Leveling
Leveling an uneven concrete slab, such as a sidewalk or driveway, can provide a multitude of benefits, including the following:
Concrete slab leveling eliminates trip hazards and reduces the risk of injury and potential liability issues.
Gaps created by uneven concrete can allow weeds to grow, further damaging the slab. Leveling the slab eliminates these gaps and reduces the chance of reoccurrence.
Uneven slabs can cause water to pool in certain areas, creating drainage problems and leading to erosion of the surrounding soil. Leveling the slab can improve the water flow and drainage, reducing the risk of erosion and further damage to the surrounding area.
Another benefit of leveling an uneven slab is improved curb appeal and property value. Uneven slabs can be unsightly and take away from the property’s overall aesthetic. Leveling the slab can improve the property’s overall look and increase its value.
Leveling an uneven concrete slab can be a cost-effective solution compared to replacing the slab. It can also be completed quickly and with minimal disruption to daily activities or traffic flow.
Can You Do Concrete Slab Leveling Yourself?
No, concrete slab leveling is not a DIY project. Leveling an uneven slab should be done by a professional using specialized equipment and techniques. Attempting to lift or repair the slab as a DIY project can lead to further damage and potential safety hazards.
Concrete Slab Repair In Florida
Florida homeowners often experience cracks and settlement of their concrete slabs. Due to the limestone in the ground or poorly compacted soil beneath the slab, this occurrence is relatively common. We offer underpinning solutions and injection solutions to resolve your slab repair needs. These underpinning tools are called helical slab brackets. These brackets can be installed easily and supply years of support. They are used in conjunction with helical piers. The bracket is installed on top of the helical pier to strengthen your concrete slab. They can be used on floating or poured on grade slabs.
If you want to stabilize your slab, it can be done using our quality NCFI polyurethane products. They are foam resins that are injected using a two-component pump. If you have a simple project, we can use our single component poly and inject it at ambient temperatures using Flowmaster 1:1 mix. Our NCFI/ P2-011 will flow and fill the voids and cavities. The foam will fully expand and be traffic-ready in only 15 minutes. It can withstand even heavy traffic loads.
Your slab for your home or garage is a supporting structure for the whole house. Don’t wait if you notice the slab is sloped or cracked. Remember also that sinkholes are common in the Florida area, so if you notice cracks, it is time to contact our team. We don’t mess around when it comes to slab repairs. Our priority is to provide the correct fix for your slab repair needs. Contact us today for more information or an appointment for an inspection and estimate.
NOTE: Foundation Professionals of Flories does not lift foundations or houses out of flood zones.
How Does Concrete Leveling Work?
Sometimes, it’s necessary to lift a concrete highway, building, or warehouse floor because of settlement problems. We can do this using our two-step system. We first make sure the subgrade is consolidated. We do this by filling in the voids and loosely compacting the soil. We have options to do this using either compaction grouting or permeation grouting. Compaction grouting is a process where we rapidly expand polyurethane foam and inject it into the ground. This foam will fill the voids and compact the surrounding soil using expansive pressure. This compaction grouting is done with any Precision Lift series.
If we use permeation grouting, the process is a little slower because of the slower-reacting foam injected into the soil. It then permeates the soil before it expands. Once it is cured, Prime Flex will glue the soil particles together. We use NCFI/ P2-011 for permeation grouting. Another two components are NCFI/ P2-015and Spectec GT380.
Once your stabilization is done, we move on to the second step, the bang port injection process. In this process, we use rapidly expanding foam injected underneath the slab in short bursts. With this, we can then control the slab lift. With our special equipment, we can lift the slab. Our staff are universally trained in this process.
Can You Put Self-Leveling Concrete Over Existing Concrete?
Yes, with proper surface preparation and some essential techniques, self-leveling concrete can transform a dull, uneven concrete floor into a sleek, modern-looking surface.
Is It Cheaper To Level Or Replace Concrete?
Generally, it is typically cheaper to level the concrete than completely replace it. Replacing concrete involves removing the existing concrete slab and pouring new concrete, which is a more labor-intensive and time-consuming process. This option is typically reserved for situations where the damage is severe or extensive and the existing slab is beyond repair.
How Long Will Concrete Leveling Last?
The lifespan of concrete leveling largely depends on various factors, including the quality of the materials used and the underlying soil conditions. Concrete leveling can last for several years or even decades, depending on the specific circumstances and maintenance of the concrete surface. Using high-quality concrete materials and hiring experienced professionals will extend the lifespan of the repair.
If you have questions about structural or foundation repair in Florida, call us today!