Concrete Leveling Services for Homeowners in Atlanta, GA
If you have concrete on your Atlanta-area property that has settled or is uneven—whether it’s a sidewalk, stairway, patio, or part of your driveway—it’s time to contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia. With more than 150 years of combined industry experience, our team can set your concrete straight with our concrete leveling services.
What Causes Concrete to Become Uneven?
Changes in weather conditions and poor drainage can cause the soil structures underneath your concrete to shift and erode, and as a result, they lose their ability to support the weight of the concrete and whatever else sits atop it. This often results in the concrete slab cracking, wobbling, or simply sinking into the ground. And not only are cracked or sunken concrete slabs unsightly, but they can also pose a serious tripping hazard and can make it difficult to perform any work in that area.
How Concrete Leveling Works
Concrete leveling is a ground reparation technique that can effectively correct the aforementioned problems. We offer two distinct types of concrete leveling. The first is mudjacking, which uses a grout-like cement slurry to lift the concrete, and the second is a poly-lift system, which uses polyurethane foam. While these two methods ultimately have the same goal and a similar application, there are some notable differences between them.
Both methods start with holes being drilled into the sunken concrete slab. However, mudjacking requires slightly larger holes to be drilled and more of them, whereas a poly-lift system can often be less invasive. After the holes are drilled, the lifting substance is pumped through the holes and into the void beneath. As the grout or polyurethane foam cure, they expand underneath the concrete slab, lifting it back up to a level position. Polyurethane foam cures much quicker than grout, which is another reason why a poly-lift system is preferable to traditional concrete leveling. Once the grout or foam has hardened, it provides a firm foundation for the concrete to sit on. Lastly, the holes that were drilled are filled in to create a nicely finished surface.
While both methods are considered permanent solutions, a poly lift system offers more durability than mudjacking. Over time, the grout tends to erode, especially if the adjacent soil structures are subject to fluctuation such as frequent freezing and thawing, or if there is an abundance of groundwater within them. Polyurethane foam, however, once cured is water-resistant and will stand strong in the face of dynamic ground conditions.
Getting to the Root of the Problem
If you have a slab of concrete that has cracked or settled, you might be tempted to just pull it up and pour fresh concrete. However, while this will probably look nice at first, chances are, the same soil conditions that made the initial slab crack or sink in the first place will soon take their toll on the new slab and it too will crack or sink. Because of this, concrete leveling is a preferred solution to pouring new concrete as it addresses the root cause of the issue and provides a firm foundation for the concrete to sit atop.
Stand On Solid Ground With ESOG
When you partner with Engineered Solutions of Georgia for concrete leveling, you can rest assured the job is in the best of hands. Our team of geotechnical specialists brings more than 125 years of combined experience to every project we take on, and we’re confident in our ability to devise a lasting solution to any situation we encounter. Our commitment to customer satisfaction has earned us countless industry accolades as well as a stellar A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. What’s more, we offer a five-year warranty on our concrete leveling services, so you can have peace of mind that your investment is protected.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about how we can bring a sunken concrete slab at your Atlanta-area home back up to a level position with our reliable concrete leveling services, contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia today.