Though concrete is designed to be a durable, long-lasting material, it can eventually succumb to wear and tear over time. The major problems that concrete has are sinking into the ground, which causes it to not be level and crack, and being damaged from an outside source causing it to break up. If your concrete has either of these problems, you need an experienced and skilled concrete contractor to repair it. And that’s where Midstate Basement Authorities comes in. As a well established concrete contractor in Ithaca, NY, we have the tools and skills to handle all types of concrete repair jobs. If you have basement wall cracks, we've got services to help repair those as well.
Most concrete will not break down over time and the more common problem we see is sinking concrete slabs that crack and begin to cause problems. This is caused by expansion and contraction of soil over the years as humidity levels rise and fall, which creates voids below the concrete slabs. As the voids increase in size the concrete starts to sink into them which causes the visible cracks. To accommodate this, we provide concrete slab leveling for both residential and commercial customers to adjust the alignment issues underneath.
Leveling Concrete Slabs
Our solution to this is to use an expanding polyurethane foam injection below the slab that fills the void which lifts and levels the concrete slab. We've found this is a better and more permanent method than conventional mudjacking because it can be done faster and with less impact to your life. This can restore the slab to its original position and remove any large dips, cracks, and dangerous sections areas. This is a cost effective alternative to breaking up, removing, and re-pouring the concrete slabs. The repair process is fairly quick, can be completed in just one day and the foam cures quickly so you can get back to using your driveway, patio, porch, or sidewalk much sooner. For more information, use the link below to view our concrete leveling flyer.
Driveways are like any concrete - continuously under pressure from consistent use and shifting soils underneath. Over time, this concrete naturally breaks down, cracks, and sinks in certain areas. Using our polyfoam in multiple points throughout the driveway, we simultaneously lift the concrete back into place. Using this technique, our concrete driveway leveling works on small and large driveways. This includes asphalt driveway leveling which is no different than concrete materials we work with.
Patio & Porch
Patios and porches share a similar problem with concrete - fluctuating soil conditions underneath. While contractors can do their best to avoid these shifts, natural occurrences of water, weather, and weight eventually break concrete slabs down. Different than foundation repair, we use polyjacking instead of piers to address the sinking concrete. Concrete slab leveling can be accomplished for larger structures like patios and porches by using polyurethane foam injection.
Usually sidewalks are less of a concern to the average homeowner. However, over time this can become unsightly and aggravating to walk on. Depending on the severity of your concrete slabs, this may be something you would like to fix. Using our injection concrete leveling methods, we precisely lift and align each individual plaque of your sidewalk to ensure the pathways is universally level. Cement leveling in situations like this must be repaired accurately for better, longterm results.
We provide all types of leveling and lifting, whereas each case is unique and we address the project from a professional standpoint. This includes specific services like garage concrete repair, where we would need to assess the problem on a bigger scale. In some situations such as this we would need to find the best solution - piers or polyjacking. A full inspection will help us determine the best course of action.
How Much Does Concrete Leveling Cost?
There is no simple answer, and in our professional experience there is no 'one size fits all'. Fortunately, this has nothing to do with contractor competence or hidden innuendos - our priority and goals are clear: ensuring quality services for our customers. To accomplish an accurate estimate that benefits the homeowner, concrete leveling cost is factored in during the service inspection. There are tons of variables to account for before starting a project. The amount of concrete needing to be leveled, the structures that rest upon it, weight distribution, how far each concrete slab has sunk, how many cracks a driveway has and how to address each area, etc. The estimate comes a long list of factors to consider, and determine the time frame and amount of polyurethane foam will be needed.
Considering this, it's hard to give any flat-sum to homeowners. The best way to get an accurate estimate is to contact us and schedule an appointment with one of our specialists. We guarantee you won't be disappointed!
As experienced concrete contractors, the team at Midstate Basement Authorities is the best in the field. When you choose us, it means you are choosing to invest in your property’s worth.
If you've got problems with your concrete, whether is is settling and starting to crack, call us today. We can inspect your concrete for free and provide you with solutions to either restore your concrete or resurface the slab.