4 Advantages Of Concrete Lifting Over Pouring New Concrete

9 September 2021
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Are you wondering how to fix a sunken or cracked concrete surface? You have two options: remove the damaged concrete and pour new concrete or concrete lifting. Concrete lifting, also called leveling or slab jacking, uses a filler material to return damaged concrete to its original level. The filler material provides stability. Concrete lifting works for different concrete surfaces, including patios, driveways, and garage floors. What advantages does it have over pouring new concrete?

More Affordable 

Concrete lifting is more affordable compared to pouring concrete on an area of the same size. The scope of work involved in lifting is less because you don't have to remove the old concrete slab. 

The quantity of material used in concrete lifting is significantly less because you are not making fresh concrete. Filler materials like polyurethane are very affordable compared to the costs of new concrete. 

Slabjacking also requires less equipment and labor, which translates to lower costs. There is no debris removal and landscape restoration. 

Concrete lifting fixes the problem of soil instability, which causes concrete to sink and crack. If you pour new concrete without fixing this problem, it will recur, meaning you incur more costs. 

Faster and Easier Repairs 

Concrete lifting leaves little visual evidence. The concrete lifting contractor starts by drilling holes in the damaged concrete. Then they pump the filler material below the damaged concrete slab. The whole operation can take a few hours. There is no length curing process, and the surface is usable after less than a day.

Slabjacking is more convenient because it does not produce debris like in breaking up an old concrete surface. It also does not produce a lot of dust and noise and is less disruptive to the landscaping. 

Visually Appealing 

A new concrete patch usually stands out from the rest of the concrete. Concrete lifting is less visually disruptive because the old surface is left in place. The holes drilled in the concrete are sealed after pumping in the filler material. It leaves little visual evidence of repair works.

Quick Safety Fix 

Cracked or sunken concrete poses a hazard to pedestrian traffic. People can trip on the uneven concrete and fall, causing serious injuries. In addition, you risk litigation if this happens on commercial property. 

Concrete lifting offers a quick solution to these safety hazards. You can fix damaged concrete in a few hours and have a safe property if you have an event.

Are you looking to restore damaged concrete quickly and affordably? Talk to a concrete contractor, such as Advanced Concrete Lifting, Inc., about concrete lifting options.