Level Rite Concrete is your solution to lift, level and stabilize uneven concrete. Protect your concrete with our Clean & Seal service, 10% off this service for a limited time. Tired of the look in your garage, our decorative color flake flooring system is just the answer! Find out what others already know, you can count on Level Rite Concrete for prompt attention, integrity, quality work and the right solution at a fair price. Please look over our services and call us to schedule your free estimate today (219.765.3690).
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Residential Concrete Repair
Residential Concrete Repair
Our method for raising concrete is very cost effective, and provides a much longer repair from the traditional slabjacking services (aka mudjacking). For the residential repair, we use an aggressive, strong, dense polyurethane foam, which results in lifting and leveling the concrete, preventing from further failure in the future. Concrete sidewalks are a beautiful addition to any home. Seasonal freeze-thaw cycles can cause cracks and displacement which can worsen over time.
Our foam injection repairs the following:
- Sidewalks or Walkways
- Garage Floors
- Basement Floors
- Patio and Patio Steps
- Indoor slabs
- Swimming Pools
If your home is in a community or part of a homeowners association, be sure to ask about discounts for multiple projects. We can do multiple projects and pass the savings along to you. In fact, don’t let the lack of a formal neighborhood association stop you. Chances are good that if you have concrete that needs repair, so do your neighbors. Please keep us in mind if you need concrete surfaces pressure-washed and or sealed.
Commercial Concrete Repair
Commercial Concrete Repair
Level Rite Concrete Lifting provides convenient, one-call solutions and quick response to our government and commercial accounts. We value the many long-term business relationships and are committed to providing fast quality service and competitive pricing on each job.
We understand that sunken and heaved concrete exposes governments and businesses to serious trip hazard liability so we give these concrete projects the highest scheduling priority.
Our foam injection process accommodates a broad range of applications. Many of those applications are seen in the commercial industry. Our advanced equipment is capable of injecting many different types of specialty polyurethane foam, which accommodates the type of repair needed. We provide foams that are very aggressive in the expanding process, which are great for lifting and leveling concrete, or we have foams that are a slow reacting urethane, which are great for void filling and undersealing.
The commercial industry uses our polyurethane foam for the following repairs:
Void Filling and Undersealing
When soils become unstable (many soils have a lot of movement, and many areas are poorly compacted), voids appear underneath the slab of concrete. Our method of void filling will prevent the slab from failing, and will provide a superior sub-base to the concrete. The foam will repel any water, will not change its shape or form, and will solidify any loose soils, allowing the concrete to be stabilized from potential failure.
Slabjacking requires a small 5/8″ hole to be drilled through the concrete. A polyurethane foam is then injected through the hole, underneath the concrete slab. The foam will solidify any loose soils, fill in the voided areas, then lift and level the concrete slab. Slabjacking is commonly used on warehouse floors, sidewalks and walkways, front entrances to buildings, indoor concrete. Our method is fast, efficient, and the foam is very lightweight, yet strong and durable.
Heavy Equipment Stabilization
Heavy machinery, such as forklifts, may cause the concrete to either change its shape (curl), or cause the soils to become loose or unstable, from the vibration of the equipment. This will result in unwanted movement of the slab (usually a rocking), causing annoying and disruptive noises. Our polyurethane foam injection will stabilize the slabs, deterring the movement of the concrete.
Municipal Concrete Repair
Municipal Concrete Repair
When concrete rests on unstable soils, the slabs will become subject to fail, allowing the concrete to sink or settle. Municipalities are utilizing the foam injection process, by injecting the foam underneath such slabs, allowing the polyurethane foam to accomplish the following:
- Undersealing all voided areas
- Lift and level the concrete
- Stabilizing the soil and concrete
Municipalities use foam injection for the following repairs:
- Sidewalk Repairs (trip hazards)
- Curb and Gutter
- Road and Highway Bridge Approaches
Roads and Highways, Bridge Approaches:
Polyurethane foam injection is widely used with municipalities and DOT’s to lift and level concrete roadways, highways, and bridge approaches, as well as repair transverse cracking in asphalt streets, and stabilize poorly compacted soils. The foam used for such applications, is very dense foam, which may have lifting capacities of approximately 6000 lbs. per sq. ft., and capable of leveling loads as high as 120 tons in a surface area of less than 900 sq. ft. The slabjacking performed on such projects not only may lift and level the structures, but will also under seal and stabilize the soil.
Once the foam is injected, and the repairing process is completed, vehicles can immediately drive over the area where the work has been completed.
Benefits of Using Foam Injection:
- Cures in 15 minutes – which highly reduces traffic control
- Yields 100 psi in 15 minutes
- Requires small 5/8″ holes
- Foam underseals and stabilizes soil
- Very lightweight
- Will not break, crack or deteriorate
- Will not be effected by moisture
- Creates a water tight seal to solid surfaces
- Will lift heavy slabs of concrete
Concrete Grinding is another option when concrete cannot be lifted. The grinding process will fix unleveled concrete foundations, sidewalks, outdoor pavilions, patios, heavy mastic glue removal, and surface imperfections that you just want gone. Our professional Level Rite Concrete Lifting contractors can grind you uneven edges to comply with the A.D.A.
Concrete Grinding Features & Advantages
- Removes the top few millimeters of the concrete surface edges
- Grind trip hazards to comply with the A.D.A.
- Removes uneven or rough spots, excess grout, humps and surface indentations from any concrete slab
- Levels unevenly poured slabs
Concrete grinding is available for any residential, municipal, and commercial projects.
Clean & Seal
Clean & Seal
Your store front, walkway, parking lots, patio, and driveways are some of the first areas your customers, employees, family and neighbors see. Those concrete areas also receive the most traffic, which creates a buildup of dirt, grime, gum and other stains. A dirty retail front can not only diminish a property’s appearance, but also cut down on your sales. Concrete cleaning services may be the answer.
Sealing your concrete is not a necessity but is recommended. Most concrete on new homes are not sealed by the contractor due to added cost. Using the proper sealer has long and short term benefits. Short term, if you use a topical sealer, you will have a nice sheen that will definitely add curb appeal. Long term, a sealer can prevent or minimize cracks. One reason for concrete cracking is freeze thaw weathering. This is when temperatures fluctuate from below freezing to above freezing. This allows water to seep into any surface when temps are above freezing, then when it drops below 32 degrees this water freezes and expands. The force of the expansion creates cracking. When temperatures stay close to the freezing mark the water does not have a chance to evaporate and continues to exacerbate the situation.
The reason your concrete is ugly (or soon will be) is because you haven’t had it sealed in years & probably since it was installed…right? Go ahead, pour some water on it – what do you see? If your concrete darkens-up and absorbs water like a “big hard sponge” then it is UNSEALED & open for damage.
You’re just asking for trouble if you’re letting water & everything else soak right down into your concrete. Did you know that water expands up to 9% when it freezes? That’s why your concrete will pit, pop, crack & flake off!
Besides the obvious damage caused by salt & ice melting chemicals, there are plenty of other bad things that are damaging it right now (lawn fertilizer, oil, gas, anti-freeze, UV rays, rain containing high amounts of nitric & sulfuric acids . . . & so on). It’s going to keep ROTTING FROM THE INSIDE OUT unless you do something to protect it – CAN YOU REALLY AFFORD AN EXPENSIVE TEAR-OUT & REPLACEMENT?
Level Rite Concrete uses a sealer that will protect your concrete surfaces from the effects of exposure that cause the damage: severe conditions like rainwater, repeated melting and freezing, and road salts, or de-icers. We will seal the surface, and infiltrate the pores of the concrete, keeping these conditions from further damaging your concrete. This product will eliminate many concrete problems, but will not change the appearance or the texture of the surface. It also will not discolor the concrete, or cause it to be slippery. Your concrete will be easier to clean, is salt, UV, and stain resistant, and environmentally responsible.
Why is our sealer better?
Unlike film-forming acrylic sealers, the penetrating sealer that we use is a reactive product that chemically alters the surface of the concrete (by glassifying it) creating a water resistant membrane protecting the surface from water penetration that causes damage. At the same time, the appearance (color) and texture of the surface is not changed in any way like other sealers do. We are using the highest quality penetrating hydrophobic sealer on the market today. VOC compliant with Federal and local VOC laws.
How long does it last?
Here’s one of those “Frequently Asked Questions” that we always get:
As far as longevity of the sealer goes, in the first 3 years you’ll have excellent protection, ok protection in years 4-5 and after that you should consider having it resealed. These are just general guidelines – many things will factor into how long it’s expected to protect the concrete.