Small, solid concrete raising business
Recently, we heard the news that a couple of other concrete raising businesses in the area are no longer in business. Most people in our position might view this as a good thing. Competition is always good for the community and business in general. For us, when a concrete raising company goes out of business we look at it a little differently. We know someone is now, more than likely, out of a job. Someone has to go home and tell their spouse that things may be tight for a while. It’s not just about business; it affects a persons’ life. That’s why we do business a little differently. We are small enough that our overhead will always be manageable for our business. We don’t have a lot of people on our payroll (the owners do the work), and we maintain our equipment every day so it is always in tip-top condition. We also invest in equipment that helps us do the concrete repair work better. We look for the best materials to use in our foam lifting. Since this is the only service we provide, we know our foam probably better than anyone in Kansas City. We know what conditions it works best in, how to adjust for weather conditions, and how much foam to use.
Doing the right thing for the right reason
At Concrete Raising Systems we purposefully keep our business expenses low. That allows us to operate our business and provide our service for the right reasons. We won’t try and lift a driveway when it needs to be replaced. We won’t tell you we can lift a step when it would be less expensive to replace it. We don’t try and ‘sell’ you something because we need the business. We have structured our company in a way that allows us to do the right thing for the right reason. We show up when we say we will, complete the job we said we would and clean up when we’re finished.
1 + 2 = we will stay in business
When a concrete repair company goes out of business, it presents a challenge for its past customers. Most companies warranty their work. We offer a two-year guarantee on all our poly jacking concrete leveling work. If your sidewalk or driveway (or any concrete slab that we raise over ten years old) sinks over3/8″ within two years, we will come back and raise it again for free. If the foam lifting company a customer used to raise a concrete slab is no longer in business, that customer can’t use their warranty. As a small business, we rely on our reputation and the referrals of satisfied customers. You depend on us to be good business people and to lift your concrete so it stays raised. In the rare instance that your concrete sinks again, you expect us to be here. We have no intention of letting you down. We love doing what we do, and we believe we’re the best at it.
When a concrete lifting company goes out of business, in most cases, nobody wins. We have positioned our company to stay in business! We believe (and our history has proven it so far) that being a small business, and doing the right thing for the right reason will ensure we are here, for our customers, for years to come!