So, why do we search “concrete leveling”? Over time, the concrete repair industry has termed the operation of lifting concrete as concrete leveling, even though leveling was hardly ever the goal. The phrase concrete leveling has become more of a general term than technical. Most of us prefer to even our concrete surfaces to remove the trip hazards, fix the sinking concrete, and close the gaps that settlement created. Lifting concrete addresses these issues, and when introduced with methods like PolyLift, it resolves them.
You may ask then, “what should my expectations be for a concrete repair contractor if the goal is not for my concrete to be perfectly level?” The goal is to achieve a successful lift with concrete repair so that your concrete surfaces are no longer uneven or unsightly. A reputable concrete lifting company is one that aims to not only correct the problem (cracks in concrete, sinking concrete, uneven concrete steps and sidewalks, and shifting concrete driveways), but also address any underlying causes. A trustworthy professional will provide an honest assessment, informing you in extreme cases when concrete replacement may be the only solution or when nearby tree roots will cause a recurrence in the need for concrete repairs. Know what the concrete repair company promises—a one-time concrete repair or warranty attention should your concrete settle in the future.
The next time the property you manage needs concrete lifting, concrete leveling, or concrete repair, remember the real goal is not to level concrete but to achieve a successful lift with concrete repair. Call USS today to discuss the concrete repair needs of your concrete driveways, concrete porches, concrete sidewalks, concrete pool decking, and concrete patios. We’re happy to help!