Concrete slab issues can be concerning for homeowners. No one wants to find that their slab has settled or cracked.
Not only are these problems unsightly and often the culprit for home accidents like trips and falls, but they are also often the sign of slab or foundation failure. Cracks and settlement indicate slab movement, which can lead to a range of different problems like leakage and water pooling, concrete deterioration, and interior issues in the case of slab foundations.
So what is the best way to get your slab back to its original condition?
If the problem looks bad, many homeowners think that their only option is total concrete replacement. However, there is another option that can save you money, time, and headache. Southeastern Home Solutions offers Poly Raise solutions to lift and level concrete and to prevent further problems from occurring. This method, an alternative to the more traditional mudjacking, process, utilizes an expansive polyurethane foam that is injected under the slab to fill voids and raise concrete. This solution not only raises and levels slabs, it also stabilizes the soil underneath to prevent future problems.
Replacing your concrete slab is one way to fix concrete problems like cracks and settlement or heaving. However, this option will cost you, and it is usually a rather lengthy process. In addition, concrete replacement tends to be a much more complicated and invasive procedure than concrete leveling.
First, let’s examine the cost difference between concrete leveling with Poly Raise and According to Home Advisor, the average cost of building a foundation or basement in the US ranges from about $4000-$13,000 with the high-end costs even reaching $25,000 (source). New concrete patios cost anywhere from $1500-$6000 (source), while driveways typically cost somewhere from $1800-$6000 (source). However, concrete leveling costs usually range from $515-$1200 (source), putting the overall average much lower than new concrete replacement. That means you can save some cash and put it toward things you love instead.
In addition to being a more affordable option than concrete replacement, our Poly Raise mudjacking-alternative saves time. Once the polyurethane foam is injected through holes we drill in the slab, it cures in about 15 minutes. Once the holes are patched and set, the slab is ready for normal use again. This process typically takes a day or less, while concrete replacement can take several days, especially when you factor in the removal of the old concrete and curing time for the new concrete.
Yet another benefit is that concrete leveling with Poly Raise will not affect your home or property nearly as much as concrete slab replacement. Tearing out and pouring new concrete requires a lot of equipment and can impact landscaping and the general area around your slab. Poly Raise requires very little equipment and is a relatively non-invasive process. We’ll have the job finished and the site cleaned up in no time, causing little to no disturbance to you.
These are just a few of the reasons that our concrete leveling method is a better choice than completely replacing your concrete slab. Whether you have a driveway, patio, slab foundation, garage, parking lot, floor or pool deck that you need leveled, call Southeastern Home Solutions today to take a look. We serve the areas around Nashville and Chattanooga, TN and Huntsville and Birmingham, AL as well as other places. Take a look at our full service area and give us a call today.