At Lift-Up Concrete, we’re proud to serve as your one-stop shop when it comes to all commercial, municipal and residential concrete lifting and leveling services. We’ve been serving Utahns with all their concrete needs for years, assisting when soil settlement, water flow, natural spring interference or other issues lead to sinking and other potential forms of damage to any of your concrete surfaces.
Like certain other jobs that require handy qualities and some expertise, such as plumbing or HVAC services, some DIY-oriented home or business owners may attempt to perform concrete lifting or leveling services on their own. But unlike those other areas, this is a realm where we virtually always recommend you leave the job to the pros – let’s look at some of the risks associated with DIY floor leveling, and why you benefit from calling our team of concrete leveling professionals.
Concrete Leveling Basics
The process for concrete leveling generally involves the following steps:
- Drilling small holes in the sunken or damaged areas, strategically planned for later filling. These holes will be about an inch in diameter.
- Pumping a slurry, one made of several possible different material combinations, into the holes to raise the slab from the foundation up.
- Filling the holes with a non-shrinking grout and leaving the slurry to come together into a solid material.
While this may sound simple on its face, the reality is that it isn’t. The steps may be easy enough to explain, but concrete leveling professionals have years of training and experience for the vital details, such as the mixture used for the slurry or what to do if certain things go wrong. You take major risks if you attempt these jobs on your own, which we’ll get into in our subsequent sections below.
Safety and Quality
For starters, hiring concrete leveling professionals ensures safety above all else – both during the concrete leveling job itself and moving forward. There are issues that non-professionals here can cause during the process that leave both themselves and others unsafe, but even more common is the potential for imperfect leveling jobs that either don’t solve the problem or actually make it worse, making surfaces lower-quality and less safe instead of the other way around.
Saving Time and Money
While hiring our concrete leveling team does cost money, it’s important to think of this from an overall standpoint. Between buying your own DIY leveling materials, taking hours out of your day to do the job and, most importantly, accounting for potential spillage or issues based on your lack of experience, the costs for DIY leveling jobs often easily exceed those of simply calling our team. Save yourself both time and money by looking to the pros from the start.
Finally, instead of constantly wondering whether you got the job right and hoping concrete doesn’t just sink back down again a week or two after you’re done, count on our experienced team to keep your mind at ease. We offer full satisfaction guarantees on all our leveling and lifting services, and our long history of happy customers and successful jobs speaks for itself.
For more on why you should leave concrete lifting and leveling services to the professionals, or to learn about any of our services, speak to the staff at Lift-Up Concrete today.