- 1. What causes concrete to sink?
- 2. Can all concrete be lifted?
- 3. Can cracked concrete be lifted?<
- 4. How much does it cost?
- 5. How long does it take?
- 6. What are the pros of concrete lifting versus replacement?
- 7. How long does it hold up?
- 8. What is a void?
- 9. Is B&B Concrete Lifting seasonal?
- 10. Do I need to be home when the estimator comes?
1. What causes concrete to sink?
There are a number of issues that can cause concrete to sink. The most common of these are ground settling, rodents burrowing, erosion, improper ground preparation, and roots. Offsets or tripping hazards are created when concrete slabs sink. Concrete can develop improper pitch, which means the water is draining to the wrong location. Serious foundation and structural damage may result from improperly pitched concrete. At B&B, we understand how to correct these issues.
2. Can all concrete be lifted?
Most concrete, if it is still in decent condition, can be lifted. If large areas of concrete have deteriorated or crumbled, or if fractures are too close together, replacement may be the best option.
3. Can cracked concrete be lifted?
Yes it can. If the concrete slabs are still in large pieces, and the cracks are not located closely together, there should be no problem with lifting and leveling it.
4. How much does it cost?
Generally, concrete lifting will save you about 50 percent on what it would cost to have it replaced.
5. How long does it take?
Most concrete lifting jobs will be completed in a day or less, with many projects taking only a few hours.
6. What are the pros of concrete lifting versus replacement?
– Save 50-70 percent in price
– Completed in several hours, rather than several days
– Little downtime after completion; concrete can be used almost immediately
– No demolition
– Landscape around the area stays intact
– No building permit necessary
7. How long does it hold up?
With proper drainage and sealing, lifting can last indefinitely. B&B offers a two-year guarantee on all of our work.
8. What is a void?
It is a pocket of air or water beneath the concrete. We can fill the void with material to better stabilize your existing concrete.
9. Is B&B Concrete Lifting seasonal?
Our material is mixed with water and pumped through hoses, so it is vulnerable to problems associated with freezing conditions. We are operational between the months of April and November.
10. Do I need to be home when the estimator comes?
No. If you’re not home, we can leave the quote in a screen door or mailbox. We can also send it to you via email or through Facebook.
If you need concrete lifting or repair in the St. Charles/Fox Valley area, please contact us right away!