Like with any other product or service that becomes popular and widely used, there are a few unfortunate myths that have sprung up in recent years regarding concrete lifting, leveling and other forms of repair. While these might not be too harmful in some settings, there are others where these forms of misinformation cause home or property owners to take the incorrect action with their concrete, possibly leading to costly damage and related issues.
At Lift-Up Concrete Lifting, LLC, we’re happy to offer a wide range of concrete repair services, including for areas like driveways, walkways, porches, garage floors and many others. We’ve heard all the most common myths about our services, and we’re here to set clients straight in these areas so they have the proper information in any area they might require. What are some of the most pervasive myths out there about concrete lifting and leveling? Here are a few, thoroughly debunked.
Concrete Repair is Cosmetic Only
For some reason, there are those who believe that the only reason someone would need concrete repair is for aesthetic purposes. This couldn’t be further from the truth. While it’s true that a properly repaired and restored surface will look better than one that has not been tended to, there are also many practical reasons behind using us as well.
For instance, an improperly lifted or level area of concrete can actually cause problems like injury, damage to other surfaces or objects, and water pooling. There are also instances where the home or building owner might need their concrete raised for functional reasons, like in order to install pipes or wires under an area that has seen concrete repair performed.
In addition, vehicle damage is a possibility for concrete surfaces that have not been repaired or inspected in a timely manner. Our professionals are highly trained in making visual inspections of any area that might be in need of repair, so homeowners can rest easy about the safety and quality of their concrete surfaces when they choose us to help them.
Concrete Repair Requires Days or Weeks to Complete
Some also are under the mistaken impression that concrete repair is a major, days-long project where we must jackhammer the surface of existing concrete and replace it with fresh material. This is another myth that couldn’t be further from the truth.
In actuality, all of Lift-Up Concrete Lifting, LLC’s services come with a quick turnaround time so your project can be completed as soon as possible. Our team has developed an innovative system in order to complete all projects in a timely manner, so whether it’s garage floor repair or driveway leveling, we can help your household.
And best of all, there’s no need for any homeowner to temporarily leave their home or building while we perform our services. We’re happy to take care of your project as quickly as we can so you can get back to enjoying your home sooner rather than later!
Concrete Repair Isn’t Worth the Cost
While no one is necessarily scoffing at the cost of concrete repairs, which will vary based on the size of the surface and the issues it’s experiencing, the reality is that they pale in comparison to the alternative cost of replacing that same slab of concrete. For example, if a household or business is experiencing water pooling issues that might be due to uneven concrete surfaces, the alternatives would include such things as new landscaping and grading on the property. These services will often cost far more than simply hiring our team for a quick and effective leveling solution.
In many ways, concrete lifting and leveling is a form of investment. You’re investing in the functionality, safety and attractiveness of your home or business. In the long run, this is a smart move that will pay off in terms of reduced expenses related to concrete repair and replacement in the future.
Concrete Repair Ruins the Yard
We’re not even sure where this myth came from, but we’ve absolutely heard from clients who have put off concrete repairs in the past under the heavily mistaken assumption that such services would be harmful to the appearance of their yard, driveway or other surfaces. It’s true that any time work is done on a home or business property there will be some necessary disruption for residents and visitors, but in the case of concrete repair services, this usually amounts to no more than several hours with heavy machinery on location.
And when we’re finished, your yard and other property areas are unchanged from their previous state. All of our equipment is highly durable and designed to leave as little of a footprint on your property, driveway or other surfaces as possible. In fact, many homeowners are surprised to learn that we actually have a “leave no trace” policy where we take all necessary steps to ensure there is no damage done on the surface after we’ve worked on it.
Anyone Can Perform Concrete Repairs
Lastly, one of the single most harmful and unsafe myths we’ve encountered during our time in this field is the notion that anyone can perform concrete repairs. While we’ve heard many people say they would be happy to “give it a shot” and try their hand at doing some concrete lifting and leveling services, we strongly disagree with this course of action for several key reasons.
Firstly, not everyone has the right kind of equipment or safety training to perform this type of work. Not only is it necessary to have the right equipment, but you’ll also need to know how to operate it properly in order to get the best results and ensure your own safety while doing so.
Secondly, even if you did possess all of these things, concrete repair can be a very dangerous job if you don’t know what you’re doing. Not only is the equipment heavy and difficult to operate, but there’s also a risk of injury from falling debris as well as electric shock when it comes to working with cutting tools and other equipment.
Our team has invested heavily in all of the proper training, and we’ll handle these jobs for you. To learn more about any of our concrete lifting and leveling services throughout Utah, speak to our staff at Lift-Up Concrete Lifting, LLC today.