How can I repair unlevel concrete?
Concrete leveling and crack repair for things like sidewalks, steps, and pool decks can be achieved through a local foundation repair contractor or concrete leveling specialist like USS. Management companies prefer repairing sunken concrete over replacing concrete because it is generally less expensive, less invasive, and when performed by USS, comes with a warranty.
The safe, effective Polylift repair made from recycled material provides an eco-friendly, moisture resistant option of polyurethane foam injection to lift uneven concrete. Using this process, no excavation is needed to lift sunken concrete or repair cracks in concrete. These Polylift repairs can usually be completed by a concrete leveling expert the same day, allowing use of the concrete sidewalk, pool deck, or driveway within minutes. If you need assistance with Polylift repair beyond what we have included in our property inspection guide, feel free to reach out to our experts in Middle TN, Southern KY, or Northern AL.
Can I prevent cracks in concrete?
As you prepare the grounds of the properties you manage for Spring, there are ways to prevent future cracks in concrete and pedestrian sidewalks:
- Pay special attention to the species of trees and the distance of trees planted when landscaping and pouring new areas of concrete. The larger the tree is, the more damage it can cause beneath the surface.
- Check the direction of your sprinklers, irrigation systems, and downspouts. Areas that collect water may call for additional drainage to prevent soil erosion beneath concrete steps, sidewalks, and concrete porches.
- Regular maintenance checks can keep a poly repair job a small job if detected early.
If a concrete driveway is sinking, cracking, or tilting at the property you maintain if you have uneven, sinking sidewalks that create a trip hazard, or if you see sunken concrete porches and leaning concrete steps, don’t replace the concrete…raise it instead! We hope this property inspection guide has helped you evaluate your concrete sidewalks, slabs, and stairways. If you need further help, call USS today for a free consultation on uneven concrete within the Middle TN, Southern KY, or Northern AL areas.