How to Tell If You Need Driveway Repair
There are signs that your driveway in in need of repair. Waiting too long to call a professional for an estimate may make fixing it more costly. Ignoring or avoiding some of these issues may make them worse over time. It could take a few weeks, months or years. Sinking driveway concrete 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 Concrete Raising Systems.
Is your driveway:
- uneven by your garage or in the first 10 feet from the street?
- so uneven going into your garage that you have to give your car more gas to get in your garage?
- sunken by your garage door?
- slabs uneven?
- below street level uneven, sinking or cracking?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, repair your driveway by raising it with our company, Concrete Raising System. We may save you thousands of dollars in costly foundation repairs in the future. 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 is more than likely channeling water run-off from rain or our Kansas City snow (and we had a lot this winter!) to seep down to the foundation below your home through the gap created between the sunken driveway and your garage requiring repair.
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Taking care of the problem 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 fixing your settling driveway is no different. And with Concrete Raising Systems, our work is guaranteed for 2 years! If you think your driveway may not be done settling, don’t wait! The sooner you do it, the less costly it will be and if it settles more after we raise it, we will raise it for free!
Your driveway is part of a system. When your 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, which causes the cement slab to start to sink and settle.
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Our Concrete Raising System is designed to fill these spaces with an eco-friendly, Polyurethane foam, raising the concrete in a matter of hours without the mess of mud and the cost of reseeding your lawn and landscaping around your driveway. Most traditional mud jacking takes days, even up to a week to complete. Most times heavy equipment is needed to complete the task, which more often than not, tears up your lawn around your driveway. Our Concrete Raising System 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 with 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 Kansas City the last 5 years has been very dry. The dirt and soil has been hard, as a result. When the contractor who built your house and your driveway brought in dirt for your driveway and packed it to lay the concrete driveway on, that dry soil was prone to not settling as well as it had in years past. As a result, your newer driveway may need lifting.
In the last year, there were 2 driveways that we simply could not repair. Those customers were not charged. It took us three trips to get one driveway raised. If we can’t raise it, there is no charge!
Don’t wait to till your driveway repair is more expensive than it needs to be. Contact or call (816) 419-8306 to use an eco-friendly foam from a local Kansas City company for your driveway lifting.