Concrete Raising

Concrete Troubles?

Is water pooling in a particular spot on your sidewalk or driveway? Are you tripping in the same spot over and over again? Always missing that last step out of your house? Chances are, you are not a klutz. Instead, these may be signs that your concrete has sunk. Why would concrete sink and should you fix it or ignore it?

Before and after concrete raising.

There are a number of factors that can cause concrete to sink. The two primary reasons are:

  • Climate—Maryland weather can wreak havoc on your concrete. Changing weather causes concrete to constantly expand and contract, eventually leading to a shifting of the ground below the driveway, sidewalks and surrounding the foundation.
  • Erosion—Over time, excessive rain, damaged water and sewer lines and improperly placed downspouts can erode the soil under concrete and wash it away, leaving a gap and causing the concrete to sink.

As a result, uneven, sunken concrete slabs can cause safety issues, damage vehicle tires and look unappealing. For these reasons, it is best to fix the damaged areas than forget about them.

Concrete Raising: The Perfect Solution

At DeVere Home Performance, we offer concrete raising, an affordable, quick, and environmentally friendly solution for fixing your sunken concrete. The process of concrete raising is straightforward and simple:

  1. Drill: Holes the size of a dime are strategically drilled around the areas where the concrete has sunk and requires lifting.
  2. Pump: Polyurethane foam is injected into the holes where it expands and fills in the uneven space under the slab.
  3. Patch: The holes are patched with new cement.

Our concrete raising services will remove trip hazards, create standard steps, re-pitch slabs for proper drainage, stabilize slabs that move and support slabs after washout.

Other concrete raising benefits include:

  • Cost Effectiveness: Concrete raising is about half the cost of replacing concrete
  • Time: The entire process takes about two hours and is ready to use immediately
  • Clean Work Environment: There is no concrete or grout splatter, no wash down needed and no heavy equipment to drive through your prized landscaping
  • Smaller Holes: The holes used in concrete raising are only the size of a dime (5/8”) and there are far fewer holes drilled than with traditional mud jacking
  • Long-lasting: The polyurethane foam will never lose density and is a lightweight, permanent material

Concrete raising is ideal for lifting:

  • Sidewalks
  • Driveways
  • Pool Decks
  • Footings
  • Patios
  • Garage Floors
  • Basement Floors
  • Office Floors
  • And more!
Steps for concrete raising: drill, pump, and patch.

Contact Us Today for More Information

Concrete raising is half the cost of replacement!

At DeVere Home Performance, our highly trained staff is committed to providing homeowners in the Baltimore area with exemplary customer service and performance. We make it our priority to provide the highest quality products and services without breaking the bank. Contact us today to discuss why concrete raising may be the perfect solution for your home concrete concerns. We look forward to working together with you to keep your home safe for many years to come. Explore our website to learn more about the residential insulation services we offer as well.

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