Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A-1 Concrete Leveling will extend the life of your concrete…
Most customers know that A-1 Concrete Leveling uses its patented equipment to raise sunken concrete but did you know that concrete can be stabilized before significant settling occurs? Over time the sub-base below the concrete become eroded due to compaction and drainage in conjunction with the freeze-thaw cycle.
Those that have purchased new concrete over the last few years know that the cost of concrete can practically match the cost of a new car. Would you throw out your car if it needed maintainace? Do you perform preventative maintenance to your car prior to it having an issue? Do you have money to throw away?
A-1 Concrete Leveling’s system uses the counterweight of the concrete, in conjunction with its tensile strength, pushes against the ground trying to find solid ground to support the weight of the concrete. By doing so the concrete is not entirely resting on solid ground and is supported by an unstable soil surface which will increasingly be an unsuitable base for the concrete. This will result in cracking, movement, sinking, further instability and increased speed of deterioration. This deteriorating situation can be stopped or reversed by pressure injecting our limestone-based slurry below the concrete through 1” in diameter holes; the sub-base is thereby re-established and the life of the concrete is effectively extended.
The fact is the smart money move is on saving the existing concrete before it costs really big money to replace! This is especially true for our corporate, industrial and municipal customers where “downtime” is more costly than just the cost of replacement. Pressurizing soil and voids below the concrete is preventative maintenance just like changing the oil or brake pads on your car; it makes financial sense and cents. Extend the life of your concrete with concrete leveling! We look forward to working with you soon.