Concrete Raising: Is it Unsightly?

Concrete raising is one of the most efficient, cost-effective ways to repair broken, sinking concrete surfaces. If you have an issue with your driveway, sidewalk, patio or walkway being uneven, take note: You don’t have to rip out your concrete and start over. We can make your slab look as good as new.

If the concept of concrete raising isn’t foreign to you, maybe you have more questions you want answered before you commit to the project. That’s fine — that’s what we are here for. You can trust Lift-Up Concrete to provide answers to all your questions.

Concrete Raising

One of the moat common questions many clients ask is, “Will there be lots of holes left after concrete lifting? Will they make my driveway (or patio, or walkway) look horrendous?”

The End Goal of the Project

Ultimately, our end goal as concrete lifting experts is to make your concrete surface look beautiful again. A tipped, sinking surface is not beautiful, nor is a cracked or crumbling one. And they don’t serve their purposes well either.

What concrete lifting does is restore functionality and an attractive appearance.

How Many Holes Are Necessary?

It’s not possible to say exactly how many holes your project will require — that depends on the condition of the slab. A slab that needs extreme intervention will need more holes than one that only needs a slight adjustment.

But the holes we drill are extremely small — no larger than 2 inches in diameter. From a distance, you don’t even see them. Up close, the filler product may be a different color than the original concrete simply because it’s newer, but it fades over time and easily blends with the rest of the surface.

To get an accurate idea of how many holes your slab will need, call our team. We will review the damage and offer a free, no-obligation quote so you know what to expect beforehand.

Does the Material Need to Cure?

After we pump the grout beneath your slab and it returns to its original location, we use this same material to caulk and fill the drilled holes. While the entire surface can be used almost immediately, the filled holes need to dry and cure fully. We offer specific instructions depending on the location of the holes and the extent of the project.

We Get Your Concrete Back in Top Shape

At Lift-Up Concrete, we’re in the business of restoring old concrete and making it new again. You can trust us with raising concrete wherever it may be sinking at your home or business — it’s what we do best. Call us today to learn more about how we can help you!