Sinking concrete slabs can cause a lot of problems for home and business owners. Not only are they unattractive, but they can also present serious structural issues and create safety hazards. If you have a driveway, walkway, floor, or any other type of concrete surface that is uneven or sinking into the ground below, then you are probably tired of seeing it and tripping over it.
If you’ve ever gotten a quote on pouring a new slab, you know that it can quickly run into the tens of thousands of dollars, even for just a few hundred square feet. However, there are faster and more cost-effective options that can renovate your concrete and make it as good as new.
Concrete leveling is the process of raising the slab and, in some cases, grinding down the surface to produce a consistent finish. In this article, we will take a look at how Con-tek Floors completes this process.
How Does Concrete Leveling Work?
Before we discuss the ins and outs of concrete leveling, it is important to note that there is more than one way to do this. Here at Con-tek Floors, we have perfected our process over years of practice, and we can efficiently and safely raise concrete slabs of virtually any size. From sidewalks to entire warehouses, Con-tek Floors has the tools and expertise to restore your concrete.
The first step of concrete leveling involves creating a clean, textured surface to ensure proper adhesion between the existing concrete and the new surface material. Through a combination of shot blasting and grinding, we will remove dirt and other surface contaminants to prepare the existing concrete.
Shot blasting is the process of using tiny metal particulates to mechanically remove the outer layer of the concrete, much like you would with sandblasting. After shot blasting the concrete, we will grind away additional material where necessary.
Applying a primer to your concrete is another important aspect of ensuring strong adhesion between the concrete and the cementitious material used to level out the surface. This creates a bonding layer between the concrete and the material that will be added later. This will improve the longevity of the new material by preventing delamination.
Raise the Slab
If the concrete slab is sinking or sagging, we will raise the slab by adding a cementitious mixture to the underside of the slab. To add this material, we will drill holes in the slab to inject the mixture beneath it, which will then raise it until it is leveled and at the appropriate height.
Add Self-Leveling Mixture
After the surface has been raised and adequately prepared for adhesion, we will add a self-leveling cementitious mixture to the surface of the concrete slab. This mixture is designed to seep into low points and create a consistent, level surface.
Top-Rated Concrete Leveling in Windsor, CO
If you have a walkway, driveway, garage floor, or any other large concrete surface that needs to be raised or leveled, Con-tek Floors is here to help. With our years of experience, we can make any concrete surface safe and stable for everyday use.
If you would like to learn more about our concrete leveling services or any of our other flooring solutions, feel free to send us a message or give us a call!