There are signs that your driveway is in need of lifting. Waiting too long to call a professional for an estimate may make fixing it costlier. Ignoring or avoiding some of these issues may worsen over time. It could take a few weeks, months or years. A sinking driveway can cause underlying issues for your basement or foundation. We advise that at the first sign of any of the issues below, you should call Level Rite Concrete.
Is your driveway: 1) uneven by your garage or in the first 10 feet from the street? 2) so uneven going into your garage that you have to give your car more gas to get in your garage? 3) sunken by your garage door? 4) slabs uneven? 5) below street level uneven, sinking or cracking?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, repair your driveway by lifting it with our company, Level Rite Concrete. We could save you thousands of dollars in costly foundation repairs in the future as well as costs of putting in a totally new concrete driveway. A sinking or uneven driveway by your garage door leads to cracks in the concrete which leads to foundation leaks and a wet basement over time. Water follows the path of least resistance and your sunken concrete and the cracks around it may be channeling water run-off from rain or snow seeping down to the foundation below your home through the gap created between the sunken driveway and your garage requiring repair. “The gap between my driveway and my garage is only an inch or two. Is that a big deal?”
Taking care of the problem (like our finished picture to the left) when the gap is small is less costly than when the gap and the settling are larger. When you wait to fix any problem, it usually always means more expense and driveway lifting is no different. If you think your driveway may be done settling, don’t wait! The sooner you do it, the less costly it will be. Your driveway is part of a system. When it was originally installed, it was poured over soil and if the driveway is in a lower elevation than the rest of our home, water run-off from rain and melted snow finds its way into settled pockets of earth creating a vacuum effect with the dirt. This vacuum effect pulls dirt away from the concrete creating a bridge under your driveway. This causes the cement slab to start to sink and settle. Our Level Rite Concrete Lifting work is designed to fill these spaces with an eco-friendly Polyurethane foam, lifting the concrete in a matter of hours without the mess of mud (of mudjacking) and the cost of re-pouring your driveway with new concrete. Most traditional mudjacking takes days to complete. Most times heavy equipment is needed to complete the task, which can tear up your lawn around your driveway. Our Level Rite Concrete Lifting work is non-invasive, can be done in a small work space and only takes a few hours to accomplish. You can see the driveway leveling right before your own eyes!
“My house is new! It was built in the last 5 years, why is my driveway uneven and need lifting?”
The weather in Northwest Indiana for the most part has been dry. As a result, the dirt and soil becomes hard and shrink. The contractor who built your house brought in dirt for your driveway and packed it to lay the concrete driveway on. The dry soil was prone to not settle as well as it had in years past. As a result, your newer driveway may need lifting.
Don’t wait to until your driveway repair is more expensive than it needs to be. Contact us today at 219.765.3690 to find out about raising your uneven driveway with a locally owned small business. We provide free estimates and pride ourselves on customer service.