Look out into your front yard or out your back door. Do you see a crooked sidewalk with uneven concrete or a cracked driveway in need of leveling? What about a sloping patio? All of these eyesores can be resolved with concrete leveling. There’s no need to replace in most cases. In this article, we’ll discuss the top three reasons for concrete leveling and why it’s important.
This is one of the most common reasons that people decide to go through with concrete leveling. Not only does concrete leveling save you from problems with liability, but it also prevents you and your family from tripping on uneven surfaces. This is especially important at night and in inclement weather. Plus, uneven and cracking concrete gives the perception that you don’t take care of your home when they may be just the opposite of the truth. The outside of the home is just as important as the inside for resale value and for curb appeal. Plus, it will make it easier to pass inspections if you are planning to sell your home.
If you’ve ever seen uneven sidewalks during a rainstorm, you know what we’re talking about here. When it rains, water will pool in lower areas. If your sidewalk or driveway has a dip in it, all of the water will pool there during a storm. If it does happen to get cold enough to freeze, that water can cause slippery spots and expand within any cracks. This will cause your cement even more damage. Even if it doesn’t freeze, water will permeate the cement and cause it to become more fragile and prone to cracking. Problems with concrete do not go away, and they will only be resolved with concrete leveling, repair, or replacement.
When you see cracks in your cement or you have an uneven surface, you may see it as an isolated incident. However, you could have multiple problems that you don’t realize are happening. Take a closer look at your uneven concrete. What can it be telling you? It could be saying that the soil is shifting, which could also cause issues with your foundation settling. Is there a large tree near your home? This could affect your foundation as well and even cause bowing walls. When you see one small problem, it may be just that! However, there’s also a good chance that everything on the property could be connected due to soil, outside forces, or other issues. When you have an estimate, ask for your foundation to be checked out as well. This could alert you to bigger issues which could save you a lot money by catching them early.
Foundation Systems of West Virginia is your concrete leveling expert. We are happy to assist you, and we would love to get you set up with a free estimate. Fix your concrete leveling problems now! Never wait on what could be bigger issues lurking. Contact us today!