Mt. Juliet Concrete Leveling and Repair
Comprehensive Concrete Leveling and Repair Services in Mt. Juliet, TN
An uneven concrete driveway, sidewalk, or patio is more than an unsightly annoyance. These surfaces can quickly become dangerous liabilities and pose a safety hazard to occupants and visitors. However, you do not need to completely remove and replace damaged concrete. Concrete leveling may be the solution you need to restore your property to optimal condition.
For over 25 years, tens of thousands of homeowners and business owners have turned to United Structural Systems for dependable repair solutions. That includes our convenient and cost-effective Mt. Juliet concrete leveling and repair services, which are designed to fix uneven concrete with minimal disruption. Our hardworking experts primarily use the proprietary PolyLift system that can restore an uneven concrete surface in as few as 30 minutes. We get the job done right the first time and guarantee our best work, every time.
If you are concerned about uneven concrete on your property, do not wait to request a free estimate. Call (615) 307-9510 or contact us online to get started.
One or more factors may contribute to a concrete surface sinking or cracking. After inspecting your property, our technicians can diagnose the problem, explain what is causing it, and review what it will take to fix the existing damage and prevent future issues.
Sunken concrete may be caused by:
- Soil erosion. When soil erodes beneath a concrete slab or surface, it can create voids or empty spaces where the soil once was. This empty space no longer provides support for the concrete, causing it to sink into the void. As more soil erodes away, the void can become larger and cause further sinking. Additionally, as the concrete sinks, it places stress on other parts of the surface, leading to cracks and damage over time.
- Shrinkage and expansion. Shrinkage occurs as concrete dries and loses moisture, causing it to contract and potentially crack. Expansion, on the other hand, occurs when concrete is exposed to high temperatures or moisture, causing it to expand and potentially crack as well. Over time, these repeated cycles of shrinkage and expansion can lead to significant damage to the surface of the concrete.
- Settlement. Settlement occurs when the soil beneath a concrete slab or surface compresses or shifts, causing the concrete to sink into the newly created void. This can happen for a variety of reasons, including changes in moisture levels, soil compaction, and even natural occurrences like earthquakes.
- Frost heave. Frost heave is the result of moisture in the soil beneath a concrete surface freezing and expanding, pushing the concrete upward. When the ice thaws, the concrete may settle back down into its original position but can become uneven or cracked in the process. This repeated cycle of freezing and thawing can cause significant sinking and cracking.
- Overloading. When a concrete surface is subjected to excessive weight or pressure, it can begin to sink or crack under the strain. This can happen in areas where heavy vehicles are regularly parked or driven over the surface, such as driveways or parking lots. Overloading can also occur when heavy equipment or machinery is placed on a concrete surface that was not designed to support it.
Avoid Ineffective Concrete Repair Methods!
In searching for Mt. Juliet concrete leveling and repair solutions, you are likely to come across several different approaches. Many of these techniques, including those used by professional contractors, do not adequately address the underlying problem, meaning the fix will only be temporary. In all likelihood, if you rely on some of these outdated or less-effective methods, the concrete cracking and sinking will eventually resume.
Avoid relying on any of the following techniques to repair uneven or cracked concrete:
- Concrete replacement. Concrete replacement is not truly a repair, as no effort is made to salvage the existing concrete. Instead, the existing slab is torn out and replaced entirely. This is a costly and disruptive process that is often unnecessary. Worse still, if nothing is done to address soil issues during the replacement, the new concrete will likely succumb to the same issues as the previous slab. This approach should be considered a last resort.
- Concrete resurfacing. Concrete resurfacing is a process that involves applying a thin layer of concrete over an existing surface to improve its appearance and durability. This technique can only facilitate cosmetic improvements, such as discoloration or minor chipping. It cannot meaningfully repair sinking or significantly cracked concrete.
- Epoxy concrete repair. Epoxy injection is a method used to repair cracks in concrete structures by filling them with a high-strength epoxy resin. This process involves drilling small holes into the concrete near the crack and then injecting the epoxy under pressure, which fills the voids and binds the concrete back together. However, like concrete resurfacing techniques, this process can only cosmetically improve cracking concrete and will not generally be able to resolve its root cause.
- Concrete grinding. This process involves using specialized equipment, such as diamond-tipped grinders, to grind down the surface of damaged concrete to achieve a smoother finish. It is often used in industrial settings or to address uneven sidewalks. Because concrete grinding does not address the core causes of concrete unevenness and cracking, any leveling achieved by this solution is likely to be undone over time.
- Mudjacking. Also known as slabjacking, this technique involves drilling small holes in the affected area and then injecting a mixture of water, soil, and cement (known as "slurry") underneath the concrete to raise it back to its original position. While effective in theory, the slurry is so heavy that it tends to exacerbate the shifting soil issues that caused the underlying problem in the first place. The “repaired” concrete will eventually begin to crack and sink again.
Introducing PolyLift, Our Concrete Leveling Repair Solution
At USS, we do not want to attempt an outdated or ineffective technique that will only offer a temporary fix to cracking, sinking, or uneven concrete. Our Mt. Juliet concrete leveling and repair professionals are only interested in implementing solutions that work in the long run.
Our proprietary PolyLift method injects expanding polyurethane foam into drilled holes at the top of the damaged concrete. The polymer quickly expands and fills empty spaces created by shifting soil, causing the affected slab to rise to an optimal position and resolving any unevenness. After patching the small holes, the lifted concrete will typically be ready to use in as few as 30 minutes.
Some of the key advantages of PolyLift include:
- Clean and non-disruptive - no excavation required
- Lightweight polymer prevents future sinking
- More cost-effective and longer-lasting than other techniques
- Installation can be completed in minutes, with surfaces safe to traverse in as few as 30 minutes
- Only small injection holes that are easily patched
Our experts regularly use PolyLift to repair:
- Concrete floors
- Concrete porches
- Concrete steps
- Garage floors
- Pool decks
- Concrete slabs
How Much Does Concrete Leveling with PolyLift Cost?
First, keep in mind that repairing damaged concrete is almost certainly going to be less expensive than replacing it entirely. In many cases, concrete leveling will only cost approximately half as much as a full-on replacement. If concrete damage is allowed to progress and worsen, a costly replacement may be the only option, so it is in your best interest to repair your concrete as soon as you can.
We price concrete leveling and repair based on a cost-per-square-foot model, meaning the size of the concrete slab and the extent of its damage will likely determine how much our services will cost. Our Mt. Juliet concrete leveling and repair technicians can come to your property and evaluate the job to provide you with a free, accurate estimate. We are aware that the expenses associated with concrete leveling are often unanticipated, which is why are we happy to offer financing options and never ask for payment until our work is done.
To learn more about the benefits of PolyLift and the importance of promptly addressing concrete damage, call (615) 307-9510 or contact us online.
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