Concrete is one of the most durable materials around – which is why it makes a great choice for driveways and sidewalks! That said, even the toughest materials will eventually degrade over time. Exposure to the Nashville elements eventually take their toll, and you may be left with a cracked, uneven concrete sidewalk. If you’re ready to fix your concrete sidewalk but aren’t sure where to start, the team at A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair is here to help! Continue reading to learn more about how to make an informed decision on the extent of the damage to your concrete sidewalk as well as what your options are for either concrete repair/concrete leveling or full concrete replacement.
Why Is My Sidewalk Uneven?
Sidewalks can become uneven for a variety of reasons, however, the primary cause of concrete cracks is water. Water may be running under the sidewalk through a downspout or getting under the slab during a spring thunderstorm and washing away the ground beneath the concrete slab. During the winter, water may freeze, causing the concrete to heave and break. If you choose to work with A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair, we’ll let you know what was the most likely cause of the concrete damage and recommend ways for preventing future damage.
Sidewalk Crack Repair
The most common issue with concrete sidewalks is cracking, and cracks can come in all shapes and sizes. Some are just aesthetic issues, while others can cause serious safety issues. The good news is that most sidewalk cracks can be fixed without replacing the entire sidewalk. This can be done through concrete leveling, sealing, and caulking.
Sidewalk cracks can be sealed and caulked to help prevent water from entering the concrete slab, where it can freeze and create larger cracks. Our team of concrete contractors can come pressure-wash the surface and then apply a sealant to the cracks. After the sealant is applied, we’ll caulk the concrete with long-lasting caulking to prevent water from penetrating within and beneath the concrete sidewalk. This will extend the lifespan of your concrete as well as maintain its structural integrity.
In some cases, the sidewalk crack will be so severe that the slab has become uneven. This is a tripping hazard, and you’ll need sidewalk leveling in order to repair it. Here at A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair, we pump an environmentally-friendly limestone slurry beneath the slab, raising it to be flush with the other side. This closes the crack and eliminates tripping hazards while avoiding the need for a long (and expensive) concrete sidewalk replacement project. Sidewalk leveling is a great affordable option for sidewalk repair, and if you think you could benefit, contact one of our concrete contractors today!
How Much Does Sidewalk Leveling Cost?
Costs for sidewalk leveling vary based on the type of the job. Here are a couple of factors our team takes into account when providing you with a quote:
- How many slabs need to be leveled?
- How deep has the sidewalk sunk?
- Are there any large voids beneath the sidewalk slab that need to be filled?
- Is the concrete sidewalk near other concrete surfaces, like driveways, patios, or steps?
We can’t give you a specific cost for sidewalk leveling services, but we can tell you that sidewalk repair will be much more affordable than sidewalk replacement and that we’ll be able to complete the project in a single day!
If you’re concerned about cost and are thinking of trying a DIY concrete leveling project, we’d advise against it. While you can certainly try pouring your own concrete, concrete leveling requires highly specialized tools and expertise.
Concrete Leveling – Nashville
At A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair, we specialize in helping you keep your concrete slabs in tip-top shape. Whether it’s a concrete sidewalk, driveway, garage floor, pool deck, patio, or something else, we’ve got the skills needed to get it looking like new in no time. Along with concrete leveling, we also pour new concrete and repair foundations. Contact us today to get started.
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