Your concrete walkway serves as an unofficial welcome mat for anyone entering your home. With this in mind, you’ve probably invested a fair amount of time and or labor into making it look as attractive as possible. Unfortunately, the concrete that makes up your walkway derives its structure and stability from the underlying substrate, which may include a variety of substances including soil, sand, chalk or clay.
Why Invest in Walkway Lifting & Leveling?
Over time melting ground water can cause your soil to contract and expand, resulting in movement. This soil erosion breaks down your walkway’s foundation causing damage to the concrete above. Likewise, if your soil was improperly compacted during installation it will eventually lead to the same problem. When soil displacement becomes severe enough unsightly waves, cracks, or general unevenness may appear, changing the appearance of your concrete walkway. If that were not enough, plant and tree roots can also slowly move concrete over time, creating cracks and gaps.
In addition to being an eyesore, this concrete damage can also pose a hazard for anyone using your walkway path. Everyone from guests to your local mailman has an increased risk of a slip and fall when your walk is misaligned. With our advanced concrete lifting technique and grout mixture we can fill the area beneath your concrete slabs, lifting them back to grade level. This will also fill in any gaps in the underlying soil, preventing further movement and permanently fixing the affected area or areas into their proper place.
Replacing your walkway can be expensive and doesn’t actually get to the root of the problem. However, concrete walkway lifting & leveling (or mudjacking, as it is also known) is affordable and generally costs half the price of traditional concrete replacement services. Most jobs are completed in just a few hours and in many cases you’ll be able to use your walkway again by the end of the day or even sooner.