Sunday, March 15, 2020

It's the Launch of A-1's 2020 Season!

A-1 is pleased to begin our 14th year of concrete leveling with the 2020 season this week. Our project managers are busy estimating projects and our crew schedules are filling up to complete approved projects. As the majority of our projects are in exterior areas we are happy to complete our electronic estimates, which include pictures of the project area(s), via email delivery to minimize contact if that is more comfortable for you. If desired, our estimators can call you directly to discuss the scope of the project while they are onsite viewing the affected area(s) to eliminate the need for contact. Additionally, as long as there is access to a working water spigot and an electrical outlet on the exterior work area, our crews are able to complete your project even if you not able to be onsite or if you are practicing social distancing. In line with other responsible companies, and as a commitment to our employee and customer health, we have increased our employees awareness of sanitary safety practices and ensured abundant access to hand sanitizer. Regardless of the scope of your project A-1 Concrete Leveling can pump it up!

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Buffalo Home Show & Rochester Home Show Cancelled

In the interest of public safety, and in compliance with Gov. Andrew Cuomo's announcement today banning statewide gatherings of more than 500 people, the second weekend of the Buffalo Home Show, scheduled for March 13-15, and the Rochester Home and Garden Show, scheduled for March 21-22, are cancelled due to the potential of the Covid-19 virus to spread. 

To read the New York Post article click here and to see the video click here. To view the New York Times article click here.

From the Buffalo Home Show website:
Based on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s order to cancel all gatherings of 500 people or more, the Buffalo Home Show, scheduled to resume March 13-15, 2020, has been cancelled. During this time, we urge all in the community to follow guidelines from local public health officials. The wellbeing and safety of all attendees and exhibitors are our first priority in creating a dynamic marketplace. Be safe, and we look forward to seeing you at the Buffalo Home Show, March 5-7 and 12-14, 2021, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. More info on the Buffalo Home Show can be found here.

From the Rochester Home and Garden Show website: 
Due to COVID-19 and the recommendations made today, March 12, 2020 by Dr. Michael Mendoza, the Monroe County Commissioner of Public Health, the ROC Home & Garden Show previously scheduled for March 21 & 22, 2020 at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center has been cancelled. More info on the Rochester Home and Garden Show can be found here.

Be safe and take care of yourself and your loved ones. 
Thank you for your continued business.

Friday, March 6, 2020

A-1 Concrete Leveling at the Buffalo Home Show!

Visit A-1 Concrete Leveling at booth 752 at the Buffalo Home Show this Friday (10-9), Saturday (10-9), and Sunday (10-6), and next weekend as well! We look forward to answering your concrete leveling questions. Bring pictures of your sunken concrete and we can help advise you with our recommendations! We pump it UP! See the website here for additional details.

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

A-1 Concrete Leveling Western New York Receives 2019 Top Performer Award

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

Earthquake Causes Ground to Shift Today

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

It's So Cold...How Long Can A-1 Concrete Leveling Still Work?

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

Facilities Management Expo 2019

Facility and property managers, please join us at the annual FM Expo on October 23rd at the Hamburg Fairgrounds! Get more info here!
CompanyBooth #Description
A-1 Concrete Leveling400Concrete Leveling Services
Abbott Answering Service *405Telephone Answering Services
Abj Fire Protection Company  *315Sprinkler & Fire Alarm Inspections and Services
Ace Flag & Visual Promotion18Signage/Banners-Interior & Exterior; Visual Promotions; Flagpole Sales & Service
Admar Supply Co. Inc.514Small Equipment Rentals featuring Stihl, Honda, Topcon
All State Fire & Security818Life Safety Systems
Allied Building Products/Beacon Roofing Supply42Concrete & Asphalt Repair Materials, Roofing, Siding, Windows and Ice Melt Products
Allied Environmental Services of NY300Industrial Cleaning & Maintenance; Environmental Services
American Roofing & Coating Systems10Roofing and Coating Systems
Apex Window Films483M Window Film Sales & Installation: Solar Control, Safety, Security & Decorative
Apollo Concrete Coatings619Concrete Coatings
Austin Air Systems Ltd.  *918Standalone Air Purifiers/Filters
Marty Baldwin Associates819Nacecare Floor Maintenance Equipment - Henry Vac, Duplex Latitude Battery Back Packs
Bathfitter302Acrylic Tubs & Liners
BOMA Buffalo (Building Owners & Managers Association)32Assn Promoting the Interests of Commerical Office Building Ownership and Management
Botanicus500Live Plants; Containers; Green Walls - Sales and Service
Brady Corporation613Sign & Label Printers; Lockout/Tagout & Arc Flash Safety Products
Brawdy Construction Inc.  *116Showcasing Masonry & Concrete Work
D.V. Brown & Associates900HVAC-R and Plumbing Service & Preventative Maintenance
Buffalo Business FirstTBDLeading Source for Business News, Data & Networking in WNY Region
Buffalo Lift Trucks Inc.606Forklift Trucks; Pallet Jacks; Material Handling Equipment
Buffalo Solar Solutions, Inc.303Commercial Solar Energy Design & Installation
Business Impressions *518Custom Embroidered & Screen Printed Apparel; Ad Specialty Items
Busy Beaver Lawn and Garden Inc.715-717Landscape Design & Installation; Commercial Snow & Ice Management; Firetables
E.M. Cahill Co.12Indoor Air Quality. LEED Products-Replacement Filters, Air Purification, Dust Collection
CAS/Carlisle & Soprema Roofing Systems711Roofing Products and Systems
Capital One  *7022% Cash Back Spark Business Credit Card
Casco Security Systems, Inc.412Photo ID Badging; Access Control; Cameras; Security; Fire Alarm Systems
CertaPro Painters of WNY902Professional Painting Services: Interior, Exterior, Wall Paper Hanging & Removal
Chem-Dry of Buffalo6Commercial Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Chudy Paper Co. Inc.817Janitorial Equipment & Supplies - Sales & Service
Constellation Energy31Electricity Price Risk Management
703Not-For-Profit Organization Serving Construction Industry
Cudney Mechanical *507HVAC Services-Commerical & Residential; Aeroseal Interior Duct Sealing
Culligan Water17Commercial and Industrial Water Treatment
Cummins Sales and Service503Power Generation Equipment Sales and Service
John W. Danforth Company600Design-Build, Energy Performance Contracting, Preventive Maintenance, Air Filtration Products
Davis-Ulmer Fire Protection501Fire Alarm, Fire Suppression, Sprinker - Service, Inspections, Monitoring
DiVal Safety Equipment Inc.615Facility Safety Products and Services
Dobmeier Janitor Supply Inc.905-907Featuring Vacuum, Robot Floor Scrubber, Paper Products
Door Specialties Inc.517Commercial Doors, Frames & Hardware
Doritex Corp.203Uniform Rental & Direct Sale; Entrance Matting Rental
Drapery Industries, Inc.207Custom Roller Shades; Custom Blinds; Cubicle Curtains; Privacy Curtains; Draperies; Stage Curtains; Window Treatments
Duro-Last, Inc.33Commerical Roofing Materials
DynaTech Control Solutions, Inc.313Safety Equipment: Portable Gas Detection; Personal Protection Equipment; Thermal Imaging Cameras; Escape & Rescue Equip.
EagleHawk One Inc.24Drone Powered Inspection Services: Aerial Roof, Masonry, Solar Panel, Chimney and More
EcoTech Office Environments LLC415Office Furnishings
Encorus Group701Engineering Services; Environmental Services; Mechanical Integrity Testing; Non-Destructive Testing
ENGIE Resources LLC406Retail Electric & Natural Gas
eWorkOrders *306Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) Software
FB Displays & Designs, Inc.30Displays and Technology for All Face-to-Face Marketing Events
Fastenal605-607Industrial Vending Solutions; VMI Binstocks
Ferguson Electric Service Co.,Inc.511Electrical Construction & Preventive Maintenance
First Choice Coffee Services604Coffee Services & Water/Ice Machines
Forseti Protection Group706Security; Bullet Resistant Security Glass; Anti-Intrusion/Theft Prevention Security Glass; Active Shooter Training; Site Assessment
GAF/Weatherpanel, Inc.  *4GAF Commercial Roofing Products: Liquid Applied Membranes, TPO, Mod Bit and Silicone
GP Flooring Solutions119Commercial Flooring: Carpet Tile, Carpet, VCT, LVT
Great Lakes Building Systems, Inc.710Fire Alarm, Security, Fire Extinguishers, Suppression, Sprinkler
Hamburg Overhead Door, Inc.34Overhead Garage Doors, Loading Dock Equipment, Garage Door Openers, Preventative Maintenance
Hearts for the HomelessTBDFeeding & Clothing the Homeless - Placing Donation Bins in WNY
Hercules Corp.402Commercial Laundry Equipment
HJS Supply Co. LLC410Janitorial Equipment & Supplies
Holby Valve Inc.807Thermostatic Tempering Valves
Home Improvement Council of WNYTBDAssociation of Contractors
Indoor Air Professionals Inc.611Ventilation Cleaning; Indoor Air Quality Services; Mold Remediation; Kanberra Gel
Institute for Supply Management (ISM)-Buffalo, Inc.TBDMembership Association for Supply Chain Professionals
Isaac Commercial and Industrial Services200HVACR Products and Services
iSIGNS Inc.210LED Traffic & Lane Control Signs; Warning & Safety & Directional and Way Finding Signs; Interior Signs
JD Enterprises LLC  *304Employee Uniforms; On-Line Stores; Promotional Products
Jani-King of Buffalo, Inc.47Janitorial Services
Kee Safety, Inc.909Fall Protection Guardrail; Self-Closing Safety Gate
Kelley Bros. LLC46Doors and Hardware
Raymond E. Kelley, Inc.719Masonry Restoration Services
C.S. Kimeric, Inc.403Commercial & Industrial Water Treatment Systems & Service
Kraft - Cleanroom Services *218Cleanroom third party ISO 17025 Accredited Certification Services: Consulting, Training Seminars, SOP Dev/Writing & Review
Kraftwerks, Inc.305Storage & Space Solutions; Industrial Products; Design, Engineering, Fabrication & Project Mgmt. Services
LaBella Associates515Engineering & Architecture Services
Lachut Electrical Sales311Excel Paperless Hand Dryers; LED Lighting Fixtures & Lamps
Lehigh Construction Group Inc.43Commercial General Contractor & Facility Maintenance
Lime Energy11Utility Lighting Programs; LED Lighting
Lume Strategies, Inc.704Information Technology Solution Center; Deployment; Rent a CIO; Cyber Security Training; Concierage Service
Mannington Commerical Flooring416U.S. Manufacturer of Commercial Carpet & Resilient Floor Coverings
Marketing Technologies of WNY, LLC  *810Interior & Exterior Vinyl Graphics
W.B. Mason Co.314Janitorial & Breakroom Supplies
Mazza Mechanical Services, Inc.319HVAC and Mechanical Services
The MJA Company401Exposed Concrete Surface-Repair, Treatment & Renovation
McCullagh Coffee519Coffee and Related Beverage Products
The Metro Group, Inc.301Industrial Water Treatment; Chemical Cleaning; Legionella Prevention
Midcity Office Furniture901Office Furniture
Millennium Construction, Inc.*602Flooring Solutions: Urethane Mortar, Epoxy Coatings, Reflections, Polished Concrete, Grind & Seal
Moley Magnetics Inc.705Manufacturer & Supplier of Magnets, Shears, Grapples, Track Pads
Monroe Table Company *206Tables for Any Occasion - Banquet, Hospitality, Logo'd
Montante Construction LLC *307Management of New Construction, Building Expansions, Rehab of Aging Structures
NRF Distributors Inc.103"Eco 2" 100% Silica Free Subfloor Preparation Technology
NYSEG and RG&E502Rebates for Installing Energy Efficient Equipment
NYSERDA100Cost Share Incentives to Support (RTEM) Real Time Energy Mangement Programs
National Fuel713Conservation Incentive Programs
National Solar Technologies618Commercial Solar Energy Systems-Grid Connected, Off-Grid, Battery Storage Options. Commercial Solar Lighting Systems
Newton Supply  *118Drainline Chemicals; Photoluminescent Exit Signs; Plumbing, Electrical, HVAC, Safety, Janitorial & Environmental Supplies
Nick's Mowing Service LLC  *903Lancscaping & Concrete Curbing
NOCO Energy Corp.800Natural Gas & Electric Supply; Diesel & Gasoline Supply
Northcoast Companies106Commercial Window Washing, Power Washing, Spider Spray, High Dusting, Caulking
Northeast HVAC Solutions, Inc.*110HVAC Equipment & Services
Oaks Dumpster Rental  *603Roll Off Dumpster Rentals
Orkin219Pest Control Products & Services
PCS Plumbing & Heating Inc.  *811Plumbing & HVAC Installation, Repair and Maintenance; AC Repair; 
Paint of WNY7-8Painting Contractor-Interior/Exterior; Epoxy Flooring; Concrete Polishing
Philipps Bros. Supply Inc.801-803Full Line of DeWalt Products; New Products Introduction
Picone Construction Corp.418General and Maintenance Contractor
Picture Your Walls  *906Wall Decor Solutions; Custom Framing; Photographic Services
Q Ware40Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
Renewal by Andersen of WNY414Custom Replacement Windows
Republic Services516Recycling and Trash Hauling; Dumpsters; Universal Recycling Services
RIBCO Inc.505Commercial & Industrial Spray-Applied Roofing Systems
R.M. Landscape  *111Landscape Development; Snow + Ice Management; Athletic Field Development; Irrigation
SCI Telecom  *716-718Low Voltage Cabling Infratructure; Network Equipment; Customer Facing Advance Technology
Satco Lighting Products Inc.  *804LED Lamps; LED Fixtures
Schaefer Plumbing Supply Co.,Inc.212Plumbing, HVAC & Safety Equipment
Scheid Architectural45Architecture, Engineering & Interior Design
Scott Electric Supply  *317Electrical Supplies; LED Llight Fixtures, Lamps & Retrofits; VMI Program; Safety Supplies; Batteries
Servpro of the Southtowns513Emergency Fire and Water Restoration
Sherwin-Williams Co.419Paint, Stains, Coatings, Sundries
Simon Roofing316Commercial Roof Repairs, Restoration and Replacement; Concrete Repairs and Resurfacing
Skyworks Equipment Rental310-312Aerial Lift Rentals and Service
Solar by CIR707Solar Array Installations
Solar Liberty41Turnkey Services for Design & Construction of Solar Arrays and Battery Storage Systems
Starco Lighting, Inc.712LED Lighting & Retro Fit Kits
Strut Systems Installation LLC *417Fall Protection Systems & Inspections
Sunnking Inc.806Electronics Recycling; Data Destruction; IT Asset Management
Surface America, Inc.610Flooring; Playground Surfacing
ThyssenKrupp Elevator404Elevator Maintenance & Repair
Triad Recycling & Energy Corp.9Dumpster Service and Recycling
Twin "D" Associates Inc. *700Plumbing Products - 16 Brand Lines
TY Lin International Engineering & Architecture, PC  *318Full Engineering & Architectural Services for Building & Code Assessments, Bldg. Reno & Rehab, Bldg. Additions, New Builds
Unique Paving Materials Corp.49High-Performance Road Maintenance, Preservation, and Repair Products for Asphalt & Concrete
Upstate Rebar904Construction Supplies
Usource504Energy Advisor
VJ Stanley, Inc.107Steam & Hydronic Products
WMS Sales Inc.211-213Manufacturers' Rep for Plumbing & Heating
WNY Industrial Tire  *802Material Handling Tires
WNY Sustainable Business Roundtable101Forum for Business Sustainability
F.W. Webb Company *612Water, Steam Temperature Controls, Instrumentation, Mechanical Room Equipment & Services
L.A. Woolley Electric, Inc.201Electrical Products
YeaVoice, LLC601Phone Systems; Desktop Phones, Call Boxes; 4G Failover Internet; Cloud Based Camera Systems