How Does Concrete Leveling Work?

By Josh Macy / Published on June 20, 2024 /

Sidewalk tripping hazard

Concrete Leveling is a cost-effective method to repair sunken, cracked, or uneven slabs around your home. Using advanced techniques like PolyLevel®, we quickly lift and stabilize your concrete, ensuring durability and immediate usability.

Over time, the soil under the concrete slab moves and gets wet, which can make holes in the soil. Without soil pressure, holes cause settling, leading to concrete slab cracking or sinking.

Traditional Concrete Leveling Methods

Mudjacking is a method to fix concrete damage. We drill holes in the slab and fill them with cement or foam. When you put this mixture into the small holes, it fills the gaps and supports the concrete and soil. It adds pressure downwards to the soil and upwards to the concrete.

Our Concrete Leveling Process

Our method at LevelUp Concrete is similar to mudjacking, but without the mess, high cost, and recurring issues. These differences are huge for homeowners and businesses that look into these services.

Our foam injection mixture, PolyLevel®, proves its effectiveness and allows for quick and easy installation into concrete slabs. You can also adjust it to support any weight. Our PolyLevel® solutions use recycled material that is safe for the environment and cures quickly after installation.

POLYLEVEL® fills gaps under concrete, stabilizes area, and lifts sinking or cracked concrete. The two-part urethane formula helps level concrete accurately. It expands and creates a waterproof repair that lasts longer than mudjacking or other methods.

Comparing the Methods

LevelUp Concrete’s PolyLevel® is a cheaper option to level concrete and has more benefits than mudjacking.

  • PolyLevel® is light, weighing about 4 pounds per cubic yard. This is much less than the 120 pounds per cubic yard of mudjacking. This means there is almost no additional load added to the supporting soils.
  • The polymer lifts heavy loads better than traditional mudjacking with hydraulic pressure under the slab.
    The PolyLevel® equipment does not invade, create less mess, and installs quickly in limited access areas.
  • Accurate Lift – Calculated reaction time of the polyurethane foam allows for a precise lifting operation.
  • Polyurethane waterproofs and seals slabs to prevent infrastructure leaks and won’t wash out.
  • The material has a quick cure time. This means that it can load immediately, even with heavy traffic, just 15 minutes after injection. In comparison, settlement from fill material can take hours or even days.
  • PolyLevel® manufactures its product with recycled material that is safe for the environment. Mudjacking is forcefully injecting slurred material, like concrete or cement, into the ground, but it’s not reliable.

Signs That You Need Concrete Leveling

Uneven or damaged concrete slabs in your home can cause problems that you may not notice. Call a professional to inspect and level your concrete if any of these issues are occurring within your home:

  1. Your porch or deck appears misaligned or is beginning to “pull away” from the house.
  2. Cracked or broken joints have developed in your driveway or garage floor.
  3. Hardwood floors inside of your home are beginning to warp.
  4. Tile floors inside of your home are cracking, lifting or sinking.
  5. Sinking or washout occurring around your downspouts.
  6. Standing or excessive water within your ground area or on concrete surface.

Cracked garage floor before repair

If you think your concrete needs leveling, contact LevelUp Concrete Solutions for a free inspection and estimate.

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