If your concrete driveway is no longer level, this can cause problems. For example, water can easily pool on your concrete when it rains, which will cause the concrete to deteriorate faster. Fortunately, you can have concrete leveling done on your driveway to get it back to normal again. Below is information on what this is, as well as some benefits of choosing this.
As stated, concrete leveling will level out your concrete driveway. In order to do this, the concrete contractor will drill small holes in the uneven areas of your driveway. Once the holes are drilled, the contractor will install foam injection ports. Polyurethane foam is then injected into the ports. The foam then expands to level the concrete. After a certain amount of time, the contractor will cover the holes with concrete and then use a level to smooth the concrete. When finished, you will not be able to tell any holes were drilled into your driveway.
How long it takes to level your concrete in this way depends on how large your driveway is. It also depends on how uneven the driveway is.
Concrete Leveling Benefits
One benefit of concrete leveling is large concrete trucks will not have to be used. This means you won't have to worry about your yard or landscaping being damaged. Instead, the equipment used for concrete leveling is much smaller. This is because the contractor will not have to mix any type of concrete in order to level your driveway.
Another benefit is it will take much less time to level your concrete in this way, which can result in you paying less in labor charges. With the traditional way of leveling a concrete mud jacking will have to be used to demolish the current concrete and discard the slabs. The foundation will then have to be stabilized and the new driveway installed. Drilling holes and installing ports is done in the current driveway so none of the driveway will have to be removed.
Having a driveway that is uneven can also result in injury to people walking on the driveway as it is much easier to trip when the surface is not even. It also takes only a few hours to get the driveway even, so you will not have to worry about any injury due to concrete being removed.
The concrete contractor that provides concrete leveling can give you much more information.