Concrete is widely used because it is one of the world’s most durable building materials. However, like all things, it can deteriorate over time.
Minor cracks and sags can cause tripping hazards and jeopardize your property’s structural integrity. However, fixing minor problems as they arise is essential if you want your concrete to last as long as possible. Below are six reasons slab jacking may be a better option than replacement.
What is Slab Jacking?
Slab jacking is an excellent repair solution for many residential and commercial concrete issues. The procedure involves drilling tiny holes in the afflicted surface and injecting a stabilizing substance underneath the sunken slab, filling the underlying voids and forcing the slab back into its original place. After the cracks are repaired and sealed, the slab will appear as good as new.
Repair Your Concrete in Any Weather
Due to the frozen ground, a full concrete tear-out project is practically impossible to carry out in cold weather. However, slab jacking can be done year-round, regardless of the weather. This is useful when repairs are required at businesses open all year.
Quick and Non-Disruptive
If you have storage containers or large machinery on your concrete slab, you can leave them exactly where they are. Slab jacking is such a powerful repair method that you do not even need to lift any heavy items off the surface before the process begins.
A complete slab replacement is a labor-intensive, unpleasant and dusty process. In addition, the demolition stage is lengthy and noisy, and the debris must be cleared before a fresh slab can be poured. Besides, if a small crack or sunken region can be fixed using slab jacking, there is no need to tear out good concrete.
Cost is another crucial factor to consider. It costs a lot of money to tear up concrete and start a complete replacement. Slab jacking can be conducted for a fraction of the price, saving homeowners and companies money.
Your time is valuable and priceless. If you replace the concrete entirely, do not expect to be able to access the surface for a few weeks. Curing concrete can take a month or longer. This can be highly inconvenient if you frequently drive or operate machinery on the surface. The wait time for slab jacking repairs is much shorter. You can start walking or driving on the repaired concrete within a few hours of the job’s completion.
Maintain Slab Color
Even if you only replace a small portion of concrete, it will likely dry a different shade from the surrounding areas. Your home’s curb appeal may suffer as a result. Additionally, the consistent hue of the original concrete should be preserved, as it adds to the building’s aesthetic value.
Is your concrete slab cracked or sinking? Contact Advance Concrete Lifting and Leveling to learn how slab jacking can solve your concrete problems.
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