Frequently asked questions
What does concrete leveling cost?
Concrete raising is typically about half the cost of replacing the same concrete. Ultimately, the cost of raising or stabilizing concrete is a direct reflection of how much leveling material the project will require. In general terms, concrete raising can cost between $2-$5 per square foot.
For example: a 10 ft. x 10 ft. section, that needs to be raised, figures to 100 square feet. This job would cost somewhere between $200 and $500 to repair. How far the slab is settled, if there are voids present, or if other sections need to be involved in the repair, will determine where in that scale the job would cost. This is why we offer FREE estimates, so our experienced crew member can come to your home or business, and provide you with an accurate estimate for completing your specific project.
How long does the job take?
Most residential jobs will take 2-3 hours and may be used immediately on completion. We do install concrete back into the holes where the injection took place. It is best to give those “plugs” 2-3 hours to cure prior to use.
Do you need to drive on my driveway or lawn?
The trailer contains a 160’ hose that can reach most areas from the street.
Is there maintenance needed after the work is complete?
When our work is completed, it will be your responsibility to caulk the seams of the sections that were repaired, or backfill against any exposed areas to contain the material, and prevent future sinking.
Self-leveling cement caulk can be purchased easily at a home improvement store and works great for sealing joints. Using a silicone based, self-leveling caulk, is recommended. If a crack is very large, to use less material, sand can be used first between the crack, before applying the caulk on top.
Preventing water from going under the slab is key to preserving the repaired slab. Make sure that your downspouts are correctly placed, to assure water runs away from your concrete slabs or foundation.
Taking these suggested steps for preserving your raised concrete is a condition of your Midwest Polyfoam warranty.
What concrete can be raised?
Solid slabs of concrete can be raise and stabilized. Gravel areas or blacktop are unable to be repaired, and need to be replaced or re-installed to remedy settling issues. Slabs of concrete that are badly cracked may also be too damaged to lift.
If you are not sure if your concrete can be raised, call us for a Free Estimate. Raising settled concrete can be half the cost of replacing it with less damage to your landscaping and downtime. Our expert estimators will be able to assess and provide you with an accurate, FREE estimate for your project.
Investment / Cost?
Concrete raising is typically half the cost of replacing your concrete slab. When large voids are present, this can increase the cost of the repair. While polyurethane material is more expensive than mudjacking material, the smaller hole size, lighter material weight, and fewer injection holes, make the investment in polyurethane over mudjacking well worth it.