When you think of concrete leveling, you probably think about a repair or a fix that is merely for looks. However, concrete leveling can provide many different benefits to you that go past a simple aesthetic fix. Let’s learn about a few of the ways that concrete leveling can protect you and your property indirectly or directly.
Keep Water Away from Your Home
At times when concrete starts to tilt and crack, it ends up leaning in one direction. If that direction is towards your home, you can face some unexpected problems. This is especially true in the case of a driveway right up against a home. When the driveway starts to tilt in this direction, the home is at risk every time it rains. Why is this? The water has nowhere to drain and could end up draining into your basement or crawl space. What types of surfaces could this affect? Your driveway, patio, sidewalk, steps, or garage floor could all be affected by this issue.
Protect from Trips and Falls
An uneven concrete surface is broken up and has edges that stick up. These create trip hazards for those not looking down at their feet while walking. This is the majority of us! You don’t need the headache of an accidental trip or fall that causes injury to a guest on your property. Instead, nip this problem in the bud and get concrete leveling before hosting guests this spring. This could apply to sidewalks, driveways, patios, garage floors, steps, or even basement floors. Don’t take the risk of a fall on your property–get it fixed now!
Caution: Risk of Possible Collapse
In some cases, a tilted or uneven concrete surface can have a void below it. This could cause eventual collapse if left untreated. Think about a cracked garage floor with a large void under it. Heavy cars park on this surface every day. Whether the void is a few inches or a few feet, you do not want your expensive cars and equipment in the garage to fall unexpectedly. This is not always going to be the case with concrete leveling, but there’s always a possibility that this could be happening. It’s better to get an estimate and see what’s going on than risk a possible collapse, however big.
Need Concrete Leveling?
When you need concrete leveling, call Foundation Systems of WV. We have the knowledge and experience to make sure that the job gets done right the first time. We provide foundation repair, concrete leveling, basement and crawlspace waterproofing. Contact us for more information on our services or to schedule a free estimate.