Concrete Leveling for Concrete Repair
Sinking concrete isn’t uncommon in Southern Florida—whether it’s a driveway, pool deck, sidewalk, outdoor steps, patio, garage floor, or other concrete surfaces. The experts at NSquare, Inc. have over 25 years of experience helping homeowners address the cosmetic and structural concerns of sinking and cracked concrete with a concrete repair method known as concrete leveling.
Concrete leveling restores uneven, cracked concrete by addressing the problem at its source—and, with PolyLevel®, it’s an affordable, environmentally friendly, and long-lasting solution. PolyLevel® has a wide range of applications—keep reading to discover how we repair and level a variety of concrete, how PolyLevel® works, and why it’s our preferred concrete repair method.
Concrete Leveling for Your Driveway, Pool Deck and More in Southern Florida
Poorly compacted fill soil, drought, and washout are all common causes of sinking, cracked concrete. However, from soil erosion and washout to natural disasters displacing dirt, our technicians have seen and fixed it all. NSquare, Inc. has the expertise and equipment to quickly raise and level many types of concrete slabs, so you can use those areas around your home without worry of trip hazards, pooling water, or the need for concrete replacement or resurfacing.
Concrete Driveway Repair
If you have a driveway that's sunken or uneven, replacing it might not be the most cost-effective option. We can use PolyLevel to raise the concrete, creating an even surface and preventing further sinking and cracking. Our driveway leveling process can eliminate unsafe conditions and improve the curb appeal of your home. The life of your driveway will also be extended for years without the need for replacement.
Walkway & Sidewalk Concrete Leveling
An uneven sidewalk not only looks bad, but it creates a tripping hazard. If the concrete slab is still intact, don't waste your money on replacing the concrete. With PolyLevel, we can raise your sunken sidewalk, allowing you to walk on the sidewalk within an hour. Our sidewalk leveling process saves you time and money.
Concrete Patios, Porches & Landings Repair
You shouldn't have to worry about tripping on uneven concrete when relaxing on your patio. You might also notice your table and chairs wobbling because of uneven concrete. Concrete leveling can eliminate these issues and provide a safe, even surface.
Concrete Floors & Slab Foundation Repair
If your home has sloped floors, cracks in floor tiles, gaps below baseboards, gaps at the tops of walls or sticking doors, you might have a concrete settlement problem. Our use of polyurethane foam for concrete floor leveling is a long-lasting alternative to self-leveling treatments.
Concrete Pool Deck Repair
Has your concrete pool deck seen better days? Worried about the cracked, uneven deck causing tripping hazards? PolyLevel can raise your concrete pool deck back to its original position and help restore your backyard pool area into the oasis it once was.
Looking for commercial, industrial or municipal solutions? PolyLevel® can be used for a broad range of applications, such as concrete lifting and leveling, void filling, soil stabilization and leak repair. Learn more about our commercial PolyLevel services in Florida.
The Cost of Doing Nothing
It can be tempting to live with a sunken driveway slab or uneven patio. You change your routine. You remember to watch out for those trip hazards. You get used to the unsightly nature of the problem. But even if you do accept these issues, they can cost you serious money when it comes time to sell your home. Depending on the issue, concrete problems can force you to discount your home by 5 percent or more at sale time. For a $300,000 home that’s $15,000. For a $750,000 home, that’s $37,500! As you can see, the cost of repair often pales when compared to the cost of doing nothing.
One other thing: Because concrete problems don’t get better with time, they’ll never be less expensive to fix today.
PolyLevel® for Concrete Leveling
Advantages of PolyLevel®
- Non-invasive installation, meaning less hassle and less mess
- Quick installation and cure time
- Accurate lift for clean results
- Adjustable for loads of all sizes
- Affordable and less expensive than replacement
- Environmentally Friendly
- Permanent solution
How PolyLevel® Concrete Lifting Works
The causes of uneven concrete are the same for most walkways, driveways and slabs. As soil underneath a concrete slab shrinks, settles or washes away, this leaves empty space (or voids). Because the soil is no longer supporting the slab, this causes the concrete to sink.
PolyLevel uses a high-density polyurethane foam to fill voids and stabilize and lift sinking concrete slabs. The expanding properties of the two-part urethane formula allows for accurate leveling of the slab. The result is a waterproof repair that's much more permanent than mud jacking and other common concrete repair methods.
PolyLevel® Concrete Leveling v. Other Concrete Repair Methods
Why We Use PolyLevel® over Mud Jacking
Traditional concrete leveling methods such as mud jacking or slabjacking are messy, require a lot of downtime and often don't provide a long-term fix. PolyLevel® concrete leveling offers many advantages compared to traditional concrete leveling methods; here are a few:
- Less Cure Time meaning you’ll be using your driveway, pool deck, or other concrete slab again in no time.
- Lighter Material Weight meaning further soil compaction and settlement isn’t a concern, unlike with the heavier concrete slurry used for mudjacking.
- Smaller Hole Size meaning the finished product is more attractive and less noticeable.
- Waterproof meaning the polyurethane foam isn’t susceptible to washout from heavy rains like the concrete slurry used for mudjacking.
|Mud Jacking or Slabjacking|
|Cure Time||15 minutes||24 hours or more|
|Material Weight||2 lbs per cubic foot||100 lbs per cubic foot|
|Hole Size||5/8" (size of a penny)||1" (size of a quarter)|
Why We Recommend PolyLevel® Over Slab Replacement
When it comes time to fix a sunken driveway, patio, walkway or pool deck, some people may be tempted to rip the whole thing out and start again. While the idea of brand-new concrete might sound appealing, there are several factors that should be considered
- Can be expensive
- Is disruptive — concrete slabs can take days or even weeks to cure
- Involves pouring new concrete over bad soil, which only delays future problems
- Can leave an unsightly patchwork of old and new concrete
PolyLevel®, on the other hand, is:
- A lightweight solution that does not further compromise existing soil
- An environmentally friendly material that will not degrade over time
- Is waterproof and won’t wash out
- High capacity, allowing for lifting of heavy loads
- Cures quickly — concrete can be used in hours, not weeks
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Is PolyLevel® expensive?
PolyLevel® is actually quite cost-effective because it offers a solution that is long-lasting, unlike mudjacking and slab replacement. And, your concrete will never cost less to repair than it does right now.
How soon can I use my driveway/patio/pool deck/walkway?
PolyLevel® cures very quickly. In fact, you could theoretically drive your car over a driveway slab just 15 minutes after it’s been lifted with PolyLevel®— though we recommend you wait until the next day.
Is PolyLevel® environmentally friendly?
Yes. PolyLevel® is made from an environmentally friendly material that is waterproof and won’t degrade over time. This means it won’t leach harmful chemicals into the surrounding soil.
Can I get PolyLevel® from another contractor?
No. PolyLevel® is a proprietary product developed by Supportworks and is available exclusively from NSquare and other concrete repair contractors in the Supportworks network. NSquare is the only Supportworks dealer in Southern Florida.
I want to lift and level my concrete. What’s the next step?
Call or click for an appointment. One of our design specialists will come to your home and inspect your concrete. He or she will then sit down with you and explain what caused your issues, how they can be fixed and exactly what it will cost.
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If your concrete is sunken but structurally sound, why replace it? Replacing your concrete won't fix the underlying soil problem that's causing the settlement. There’s only one solution that both raises your concrete and address the reason it sunk — PolyLevel®.
NSquare, Inc. is your certified concrete leveling contractor in Sarasota, Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Glades, Hendry, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach. Contact us to schedule your no-obligation, on-site inspection today!