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.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Barker Central School District Project Recap

A-1 Concrete Leveling goes back to school to teach sunken concrete a lesson!!!

This video is a series of clips from a project at Barker Central School District where A-1 Concrete Leveling (Western New York Division) raised over 5000 square feet of sunken concrete.  The project was completed in less than 3 days using our patented equipment and expert personnel.

Raising slabs back to its original position saves 50%-70% versus replacement and is environmentally friendly.  "We Pump It Up!"

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

A-1 Concrete Leveling and the 2014 FM Expo

Thursday, November 6, 2014 (11:00 AM- 5:00 PM)

Thanks again to Nancy Boyd Haley for organizing the ever-popular Facilities Management Expo.  We are looking forward to exhibiting there!  

For the past 19 years the FM Expo has provided a comfortable and convenient environment to meet with many of our existing commercial and industrial customers as well as the opportunity to connect with some great people that may become new customers. The FM Expo is a great opportunity to learn about new innovative products and services.  As concrete leveling is still emerging, and due to our unique, patented pressure injection application, it is always good to meet with our customers face-to-face to discuss our process.  Of course, it’s always a pleasure to reconnect with other vendors as well.

When concrete leveling is right for your project, A-1 Concrete Leveling can save you 50 to 70 percent versus replacing sunken concrete.  One of the best things about concrete leveling is that it can be done until the ground freezes even in the rain so if you have money in the budget use it with A-1 Concrete Leveling or lose it!

We look forward to seeing you at the 2014 Facilities Management Expo!  Visit us at booth #213 and see what concrete leveling can do for your facility.

The Expos is at the Grapevines Banquets (333 Dick Road) in Depew, NY, On Thursday, November 6th, from 11:00AM to 5:00PM.  

If you want to learn more about the WNY Facilities Management Expo click on the following link:

Companies that will be exhibiting at the 2014 FM Expo:

Booth #
38 & 39
Integrity Pest Services Inc.
23 & 24

Thursday, July 31, 2014

How Long Does A-1 Concrete Leveling’s Process Last?

A-1 Concrete Leveling Western New York uses proprietary concrete raising equipment to “Help Raise Buffalo to Higher Ground” by raising settled concrete back to original position through the use of specialized technology and expert personnel. 

Over the past 8 years I have completed almost 5000 estimates and we have raised over 25,000 slabs.  One of the most common questions I’m asked is “How long does concrete leveling last?”  Good questions often have more than one answer.

The quick answer is years but it depends on a number of variables.  It is similar to asking how long car tires last. Well, it depends.  Are they being used on a race car or grandma’s car?  Are they used in rough or snowy conditions?  Is the driver aggressive and flooring it every time they come off a stop light or is every drive like a Sunday afternoon stroll in the countryside?   
If the concrete is caulked and any drainage issues are resolved A-1 Concrete Leveling’s work will last for many years.  We use high density limestone based slurry which fills voided areas below slabs and generates the pressure to raise those sunken slabs back to their original position.  One need not look further than the endurance of the Pyramids, also made of limestone, to know it has the potential to outlast an Egyptian Dynasty or many nasty Northeastern winters.

Take a look below at the original Before and After pictures from a driveway project in 2007.  Then, as a testament to longevity, check out the Before-After-Now photo from this year which is 7 years after the project was completed and you can decide for yourself how long concrete leveling lasts.

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

A-1 Concrete Leveling keeps a patio from falling away into the abyss…..

It has been 8 years for A-1 Concrete Leveling raising almost 20,000 sunken concrete slabs in Western New York. Time fly’s when you see years of learning and expertise re-create something new out of something old. It’s not about the biggest jobs or the smallest jobs it’s about knowing when you have contributed to a positive result!!! 

During the past week we had an opportunity to revive a patio that was sinking fast enough to consider how long it would take for the patio to end up in China.  Saving money is great; but saving time and money is smart and why not be greedy when it comes to your time and money?

A-1 Concrete Leveling provides an opportunity to “Pump it Up” instead of pulling it out!

Friday, June 27, 2014

A-1 Concrete Leveling Relaxes at Del Monte Lodge & SPA Knowing We Provide A Long-Term Solution

This past weekend I had the opportunity to stay at the Del Monte Lodge & SPA in the Rochester, NY area where we completed a project 3 years ago and see first-hand the longevity of our work.  I felt like a proud dad looking at our work at this beautiful place and knowing we had provided a service that offered a long-term solution!!!  Doing something can be an accomplishment; doing something right is an achievement.

A-1 Concrete Leveling Western New York Division is “Helping to Raise Western New York to Higher Ground” by raising concrete that has settled over the years back to original position. One of the most common questions I get on estimate is “How long does concrete leveling last?”  My answer… “A-1 Concrete Leveling guarantees our work for 2 years but our work should long outlast the warranty”.  The #1 reason that concrete settles is water erosion (aka: drainage) so the longevity of concrete and concrete leveling can also be dependent on the pitch of the slab, dirt/fill being added to the sides of the concrete and caulking exposed joints/cracks to prevent future drainage from entering under the slab.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

A-1 Concrete Leveling flexes its leveling muscles in Wilson New York……

A-1 Concrete Leveling Western New York Division is “Helping to Raise Western New York to Higher Ground” by raising concrete that has settled over the years back to original position.  When it comes to leveling it’s critical to have the best equipment but our patented equipment only is only half of the story; it also requires the best people to make the magic happen. In the span of a week we completed two pool deck projects in Wilson, NY both had a unique set of variables.

After completing over 2400 projects in the last 8 years the feeling of bringing value and successfully solving another concrete issue never gets old but these particular projects brought a unique type of satisfaction. It was an opportunity to test our skill and creativity with the pumping system. Any skill worth having is a skill worth testing to ensure continued improvement…. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A-1 Concrete Leveling turns a leap back into a step…..

Over the past 7 years A-1 Concrete Leveling Western New York Division has completed thousands of estimates and projects and one of the most common questions that customers ask is: “Why did my concrete settle?”  The simple answer is compaction of the sub-base and the resulting surface drainage over time causes concrete to settle. That being said, the areas that have been excavated around the foundation of the house or structure have more fill and, therefore, a far greater likelihood for significant initial compaction. Excavation and compaction in conjunction with the disproportionate weight that concrete steps transfer to the sub-base creates a perfect storm for steps and stoops to settle.  When concrete steps settle it inevitably results in one step being higher than the standard 7”-8” required by code.  A-1 Concrete Leveling raises sunken steps and stoop back to original position eliminating the dangerous leap that was intended to be a step at a fraction of the cost and time.  Take a moment to see what A-1 Concrete Leveling can do for your sunken concrete steps and stoops. 

If you want more info on A-1 Concrete Leveling call us (716) 341-4550 or check us out on line

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Why do Commercial, Industrial and Municipal Customers hire A-1 Concrete Leveling???

With the continual increase in the cost of concrete replacement, concrete leveling offers commercial, industrial and municipal customers a cost effective alternative to ripping out the concrete and replacing it. Concrete leveling is not only a significant cost savings, typically 50%-70% savings versus replacement, it also reduces costly down-time while saving the environment and ensures that the property is ADA compliant. Check out some of our Commercial, Industrial and Municipal concrete leveling projects!!!

Our customers include:   

Amherst Baptist Church, Applebee’s, Baker Victory Services, BPO Elks Lodge #41,  BDR Construction, Briody Healthcare, Buffalo Medical Group, Buffalo Museum of Science, Capital Cleaners, Ciminelli Development, City of North Tonawanda, Delaware Towers Condos, Delphi, Duff’s, Elderwood, First Niagara, FMC Peroxygens, Foxberry Village, Goodyear-Dunlop, Greif,  Hartland Fire Department, Honeywell, Iskalo Development, Lancaster Towers, Liberty Square Apartments, LMM Properties, London Towne  Apartments, Marriott Hotels, MJ Peterson,  National Air Cargo, Olde Towne Village Apartments, People Inc., Raintree Island Condos, Realty USA, Sealing Devices, Sharp general Contracting, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, St. Stephan’s Church of Christ, Timon Towers, Tonawanda Church of Christ, Tony Walker Center, Town of Lockport, Town of Newfane, Town of Tonawanda, Town of Wales, Town of Wheatfield, U.S. Border Patrol, U.S.P.S., Uniland, Union Commons, University of Buffalo, VA Western NY Healthcare System, Village of Akron, Villas at Chestnut Ridge, Wagner Precision, Walden Commons, Wedgewood Condos, Weinburg Campus, Zaepfel, and many others…..

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

A-1 Concrete Leveling sends water running…..away from the foundation

A-1 Concrete Leveling Western New York Division is “Helping to Raise Buffalo to Higher Ground” by raising concrete that has settled over the years back to original position.  The concrete patio that surrounds a house can be a great area to spend time and hang out but when that concrete settles and pitches water toward the house the time water spends hanging out at your foundation can become a problem.  Concrete leveling will re-pitch existing concrete away from the foundation while saving the landscape, money, time and the foundation; most people’s biggest investment.  Want to see some “Before and After” photos from some of A-1 Concrete Leveling’s patio projects.

Monday, February 10, 2014

How Strong is A-1 Concrete Leveling???

A-1 Concrete Leveling Western New York Division is “Helping to Raise Buffalo to Higher Ground” by raising concrete that has settled over the years back to original position.  When A-1 Concrete Leveling raises people’s sidewalk slabs they often ask; can you raise larger concrete slabs than a sidewalk slab. My answer… “magic knows no limit… so yes we can raise it.” Often they are referring to driveway slabs which by our standards are not large; perhaps normal but not large.  Can we raise larger concrete slabs? Yes!!! Take a moment to watch our “Before and After” pictures of driveway projects and you’ll know the answer yourself.

Your concrete is expensive and your property is one of the largest investments you have so “Extend the Life of Your Concrete” and you’ll protect your investment and maybe even make some money.  A-1 Concrete Leveling raises sunken concrete of all sizes!!!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

A-1 Concrete Leveling- Before and After Photos of Sidewalks-Walkways-Steps

At A-1 Concrete Leveling we have been “Helping Raise Buffalo to Higher Ground” and we have had thousands of great opportunities to bring value, technology and expertise to Western New York during the past 7 years. Raising sunken concrete through the process of pressure injecting “more stable ground” below the concrete and “floating” the existing concrete back to its original position without costly replacement is where value, technology and expertise get together and hang-out.  Check out some Before and After pictures of Sidewalk and Walkway Slabs that we have raised over the last 7 years.

If you want more information on A-1 Concrete Leveling give us a call (716) 341-0904.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Updated List of A-1 Concrete Leveling Locations from 2014 Meeting

Completed List of A-1 Concrete Leveling Franchise Locations from 2014 A-1 Concrete Leveling 2014 national meeting!!!

o    Denver North
o    Denver South
o    Ft Collins
·         Georgia
o    Atlanta
·         Iowa
o    Des Moines
·         Illinois
o    Chicago West
o    Maryville
·         Indiana
o    Anderson
o    Evansville
o    Ft Wayne
o    Greenwood
o    Muncie
o    South Bend
·         Kansas
o    Kansas City
·         Kentucky
o    Lexington
o    Louisville
o    Western KY
·         Maryland
o    Maryland
·         Michigan
o    Ann Arbor
o    Detroit
o    Flint
o    Lansing
o    Oakland
·         Minnesota
o    Minneapolis
·         Missouri
o    Kansas City
o    St Louis
·         North Carolina
·         New York
o    Buffalo
·         Ohio
o    Akron
o    Canton
o    Cincinnati
o    Columbus
o    Dayton
o    Defiance
o    Mansfield
o    Toledo

o    Youngstown