Tuesday, January 21, 2020
We are proud to have received the 2019 Top Performer Sales Growth Award at the 2020 A-1 Concrete Leveling National Meeting in Orlando, Florida! Our deepest thanks and appreciation extend to other A-1 locations and the corporate franchisor who have helped us along our journey since 2007. Even more important than their support are the commercial and residential customers of Western New York who have trusted us to help raise Buffalo to higher ground! As we prepare to begin our 14th year of service we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Monday, January 13, 2020
At A-1 Concrete Leveling we know that the ground is always shifting. Sometimes it's subsidence due to surface level drainage issues caused by improperly installed gutters or concrete which has sunken and is pitched incorrectly, and other times it is compaction due to the brutal freeze-thaw cycles in Winter.
What people frequently fail to consider is that the earth below your feet is constantly moving due to tectonic shift which is the movement of the plates that make up Earth's crust. The heat from radioactive processes within the planet's interior causes the plates to move, sometimes toward and sometimes away from each other.
This shift happened today when a 3.3 magnitude quake occurred 10.7 kilometers below the area northwest of Plattsburgh, NY, on the border between the US and Canada. The orange circle in the picture below shows the location of today's quake while the two yellow circles, one North and one South of today's quake location indicate smaller quakes that occurred on January 11, 2020, and January 7, 2020, respectively.
Here's the local story: WIVB News About Today's Earthquake.
See more in-depth details of the quake on the United States Geological Survey website.
Think it can't happen in Buffalo? Check out this Buffalo Spree archive article from 2008, "Cool Stuff: Tracking the Big Ones" to read more about the history of earthquakes in Buffalo which includes information about a significant fault line, known as the Clarendon-Linden Fault System, which runs from Lake Ontario south to Rushford Lake.
If your concrete is sinking, whether from subsidence, compaction, or tectonic plate shifting, A-1 Concrete Leveling can help return your sunken concrete slabs to their original position. Call 716-341-4550 to find out how A-1 can help extend the life of your concrete!
Monday, November 18, 2019
Ground soil temperatures are much slower to drop than ambient air temperatures. While you may have experienced frosts, below freezing temperatures, or even snow these are not individually sufficient to cause the soil to freeze. The freezing of the ground requires an extended period of time below freezing in the daytime as well as night. It does depend somewhat on soil type and soil hydration as well but in general, you need five or more days of sustained subfreezing temperatures before the soil will freeze solid. It would be pretty unusual for ground soil to be frozen anywhere in the continental United States at this time. That would not be expected until well into December or even January depending on temperature fluctuations. Give us a call at 716-341-4550 if you still need concrete leveling in 2019!
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Facility and property managers, please join us at the annual FM Expo on October 23rd at the Hamburg Fairgrounds! Get more info here!