Entryway Concrete Lifting
If the floor of your entrance way is sinking, this is not a good look for your business premises. This discovery can be both unexpected and inconvenient. You might expect that if your concrete was laid well in the first place, the soil underneath will have been appropriately compacted, and adequate soil drainage will have been allowed for. But even so, the regular wear and tear of an entrance way coupled with the natural processes of soil and water can result in concrete sinking over time. Your concrete entryway rests on the soil underneath, which may not have a uniform consistency, and is unlikely to retain its integrity forever. Over the years, different soils will settle in various ways, resulting in sinking concrete. Water is another factor that plays its role, as it can wash away the soil upon which your concrete slab rests.
Should I worry?
Fixing your sunken concrete entrance way should be high on your to-do list. With some areas lying lower than others, people coming and going could trip on the uneven surface. Aside from tripping up foot traffic, the uneven surface poses a hazard to people coming in and out of the building with the use of wheelchairs or using carts for courier deliveries, as wheels may not run smoothly over the uneven terrain. On top of the hazard and inconvenience, you may also be concerned that your sunken entrance way has a neglected appearance, taking away from the appeal of the space.
What are my options?
If the entrance way of your Utah-based business is sunken in places, you can easily get this fixed. Ripping up the concrete and completely replacing the entrance way is one option, but this can be highly disruptive to your day-to-day activities. Not only will this process cost a significant amount, but you’re looking at many days in which you won’t have access to the space while the work is being done. And if minimizing your environmental impact is a priority for you, you’ll find it frustrating to dispose of the wasted concrete in a landfill.
Entrance way concrete lifting is a cheaper, faster and greener alternative to a complete replacement. Instead of pulling up your sunken concrete and throwing a new slab, our concrete experts can raise and level your existing entrance way through a process called mud jacking.
What's the process?
The process is simple to understand, though it does require trained experts and high-tech equipment to accomplish properly. The first step is to drill small holes into the concrete, creating a means by which a filler grout can be injected into the space below the slab. The level of the concrete slab is then hydraulically raised by the grout. The time frame for this work is a lot faster than a total replacement, which could take days. Entrance way concrete lifting should only take a few hours, after which you’ll be able to use the space as normal. If you’re concerned with keeping costs low and minimizing disruption to your business, entrance way concrete lifting is a great solution.
Request a free estimate
If you operate a business in Northern Utah or the surrounding areas and your entrance way has sunken, give our locally owned Mud Dog Jacking LLC a call. Our team of concrete experts will get your entrance way leveled quickly at a fraction of the cost of a concrete replacement. We are licensed, certified, insured and bonded for your protection and all of our work is guaranteed. Give us a call now and ask about our free estimates!