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Have a Falling Sea Wall? Repair it (Instead of Replacing it)

By Mr. Level
September 06, 2018 Category: Repairing A Sea Wall

Living on the wateris the dream of many water-loving people. The thought of hitting the beach by walking out your back door is truly a dream for many who love the outdoors. However, living by Lake Eries edge brings concerns of erosion which can eat away at the land, and often times your home. Seawalls can be found on coastlines throughout the world and provide a defined line of the land and sea. Most commonly, seawalls are used to deter shore erosion, especially when it could result in extreme damage to roads and buildings. However, the high-impact energy derived from the waves can impact the seawalls integrity, leaving many homeowners having to attempt repairs - or worse replacing the seawalls. Replacing a Seawall Maintaining a seawall is an ongoing project and replacing one is not cheap. The expense really starts to add up when there isnt easy access to the seawall. No access means that property owners are forced to cough up thousands of dollars to pay for the replacement by using

Front Step Has Settled and How We Repaired It!

By Mr. Level
August 16, 2018 Category: Settled Steps

Today on our mini-series with Mr. Level Owner, Joe Work, and Virteom CEO Dan Carbone, we talk aboutfront steps that have settledand how Mr. Level was able to come in with polyurethane foam and pump it back up to regulation. My Front Step has Settled - What Should I do? Its hard enough for the Average Joe to climb uneven, settled steps. But imagine having to climb these same steps as a child or a grandparent? Unevensettled stepsare a trip hazard, and make it hard just to get in and out of your front door. Weve seenuneven, settled concrete stepsmany times in the concrete leveling business, but in this particular case -- we went out to an elderly couples house and took care of their settled cement. Uneven Steps: Breaking City Codes Having to climb steps that are significantly different in height, depth and width from the other stairs can upset climbers balance -- resulting in a fall. Step building codes are based on the assumption that each step should be the same size, making it easy

Can Concrete Leveling Fix a Sunken Patio?

By Mr Level
August 02, 2018 Category: Sunken Concrete

Welcome back to another video series onMr.level.com. With us isDan Carbone ofVirteom, and Mr. Level owner,Joe Work. Were excited about the topic of this blog today. A problem a lot of home owners in Northeast Ohio have is that their patio is sunken, and water begins rushing towards the house. Homeowners are faced with a tough decision: how can I fix my sunken patio? Can Concrete Leveling Fix a Sunken Patio? Fixing sunken patios are one of the biggest jobs Mr. Level has. In our video interiew example, the patio shown on the house was sinking, the foundation was exposed -- you can even see the wood, and the step up to the front door is well over 12 inches -- making it a safety hazard. To Replace or Repair a Sunken Patio? We would rather fix your sunken pavers than replace them. It costs almost twice as much to replace uneven concrete as it does to repair through raising and leveling your cement! Repairing your sunken concrete patio will: Save Money Repairing your concrete is a

How Concrete Leveling Can Solve Your Waterproofing Woes

By Mr. Level
July 24, 2018 Category: Redirecting, Waterproofing, Concrete Leveling

What is Waterproofing? Waterproofing involves the use of techniques and resources necessary to prevent water from getting inside your homes basement. When it rains very hard, a waterproofed basement will not experience any water from outside. If you have recently experienced a basement flood, it is important to understand the root of your problems before choosing a plan of action. Even if your basement has seen its share of water, insufficient waterproofing may not be the problem. Why Your Problem May Not Be Bad Waterproofing: Depending on your home, calling your local waterproofing experts may not actually solve your problem. Its important to know where the water came from. If your basement looks fine on the inside, with no cracks, water marks or any presence of mold, mildew or any foul smells, then your basement might not be the problem, after all. Instead, you should rather think outside the basement. If you have concrete outside your home, it could be sunken in, cracked or sloped

What is Concrete Pool Leveling?

By Mr. Level
July 05, 2018 Category: Cement Leveling, Pools

Concrete pools are meant to be strong and last a long time. But it is not to say that they do not require a good bit of maintaining in order to keep them in pristine condition every year. As you own your concrete pool long-term, it comes as no surprise if it begins to sink due to one or more of the following conditions: Flooding Poor compaction Underperforming pool equipment And soil erosions Symptoms for these pool conditions include cracks, triphazards, deck settlements, and uneven water levels on two or more sides of your pool. Whether you are facing issues with your concrete pool, or have a bad feeling about the shape of your pool, there is no concrete job that Mr. Level cannot handle. We provide excellent polyurethane concrete stabilization that is fast, hassle-free, and effective. How Does Concrete Pool Leveling Work? With Mr. Level, your concrete pool can be repaired and/or lifted with polymer injections that expand underneath your concrete. As a result, your pool is raised

Benefits of Foam Jacking Sidewalks

By Mr Level
June 21, 2018 Category: Polyurethane

Uneven sidewalks can be unsightly and dangerous. Often, the responsibility of fixing an uneven sidewalk falls upon the homeowner or business owner. Replacing an uneven sidewalk comes with a huge price tag but you dont have to replace it. You can repair it! You have a few options on how to level a sidewalk but the best way is with polyurethane foam. Here are some great advantages to using this method to level your sidewalk: Using Polyurethane to Level Your Sidewalk is a Clean Method Other methods of sidewalk leveling require you transport materials to the worksite and mix it there before applying it to the sidewalk. Although spills can be washed away, these methods are messy and wasteful. When you pump your sidewalk with polyurethane, the equipment just needs to be connected and sealed to the repair area, resulting in fewer spills and less waste. Foam Jacking with Polyurethane is not Disruptive Some other methods of sidewalk leveling require quite a bit of drilling into concrete

What PolyJacking Means Vs. MudJacking

By Mr Level
June 07, 2018 Category: Polyurethane

Sinking, uneven concrete? Pump it, dont replace it! There are two different ways to approach concrete leveling. There is mudjacking and there is polyurethane lifting. We like to think of Mudjacking as more of the Flintstones approach. With mudjacking, they pump in mud underneath your sunken concrete. The mix then hardens up underneath your concrete to level it. Recently, we were hired to come in and correct a mudjacking job. In this video you can see the product they used to pump the uneven patio hardened up and the slab ended up back in its old sunken state: The mudjacking product distorted the property, and rendered the patio unusable. Concrete Leveling with Polyurethane When we go in with polyurethane, which is a new form, I call it the Jetsons approach. Were going in with 100% liquid A/B product. When the product touches itself, it mixes and raises within 15 seconds. It is water resistant and is a close cell process, (meaning that nothing is ever going to irritate it). We,

Leveling Sandstone Sidewalks

By Mr. Level
May 24, 2018 Category: Leveling Sidewalks, Leveling Sandstone Sidewalks

Sidewalk Leveling Responsibility for maintenance of sidewalks, public or private, varies from city to city. There are many Cleveland suburbs that will cite its residents for sidewalks that are labeled as trip hazards or that cause puddling. Is your sidewalk a trip hazard? Did you already receive a citation? Feel free to give us a call for a free concrete leveling estimate or fill out our form online. Leveling Sidewalk Slabs Mr. Level is experienced in leveling sidewalks of all kind and can even preserve your sandstone sidewalks. Check out one instance where we saved a homeowners sandstone sidewalks: Leveling Sandstone Sidewalks Many of the older suburbs in Northeast Ohio, like Rocky River, have sandstone sidewalks. Sandstone sidewalks are a beautiful feature in any neighborhood. In the video (above) we explain an insance where a client wanted us topump theirsidewalk so they didnt lose the Rocky River charm theyve grown to love.We were able to get in, get the job done quickly, and

Leveling Concrete in Confined Spaces

By Mr Level
May 17, 2018 Category: , General

Do you have uneven concrete on your property? Is your land sloped, cracked or just not level? Let Mr Level restore your concrete to an even and comfortable grade. Our concrete leveling with polyurethane can level out just about any ground, even in tight or closed-off spaces. Keep reading to find out the benefits of leveling concrete in confined spaces. Watch How We Transformed this Confined Space with Concrete Leveling: Ready to even your concrete grounds? Request a free quote from Mr. Level of North Ridgeville, Ohio, and get started today! Concrete Levelingin Confined Spaces When concrete slabs sink into the ground, its usually due to hallow or unstable ground beneath the concrete. Over time, even a concrete foundation that was once stable can give way to erosion. Unlevel concrete and eroded land can be particularly challenging in confined spaces like a backyard patio, a small shed floor or a tiny garage. If you want to remove and replace all the concrete, you dont have much

Cement Leveling with Masonry

By Mr. Level
May 01, 2018 Category: Cement Leveling, Masonry

Video Recap: In this mini-series with Dan Carbone and Joe Work, Owner of Mr. Level, we cover cement leveling with masonry. A lot of people dont know that even though Mr. Level is acement levelingbusiness, we can still do something with masonry. Leveling a Masonry Step You can see (below) that there is a masonry step (brick) with a sandstone top. Fortunately, this masonry was placed on top of a patio. If this was not ona patio, we would not have been able to complete this job. Since this has a base we were able to drill through the base and drill through the step and the base as one entity. You can see (below) the step is now level and we brought it up.It saved this whole job. If they were to redo the patio and the step it would have been a $6,000 job. It ended up only being a $2,000 job. They walked away and were absolutely ecstatic. We were able to save this couple of having to match their brick home to a new modern patio. By only leveling the step we saved their backyard. Timeline Instead

Voids Under Concrete? Mr. Level Can Help!

By Mr Level
April 24, 2018 Category: Concrete Voids, Cement Leveling

How solid is the ground beneath your concrete? Keep your concrete level and prevent accidents with Mr. Level polyurethane concrete leveling. Whats Under Your Concrete? Are there voids? In our area of Ohio, there are many reasons why a one stable piece of property can become uneven. Once it does, it presents a trip-and-fall safety hazard. Uneven concrete can lead to long term problems including land erosion, water retention or complete collapse. When you notice your concrete sloping or jutting up from the ground, you have three choices for how to deal with it. Ignore it, hope it goes away This isnt a good option, not if you value your concrete property. So, move on to: Replace your concrete This is expensive and usually unnecessary. Unlevel concrete can be raised, lowered and stabilized with, Concrete leveling Drill into the concrete, inject deep foam polyurethane and level your concrete with the rest of your property. Signs of Trouble with Your Concrete or Land Before

3 Reasons To Take Advantage of Polyurethane

By Mr. Level
April 12, 2018 Category: Why Use Polyurethane

Did you know that the polyurethane market is experiencing explosive growth? The demand for sustainable, versatile materials fuels the development of polyurethane. Its a super hot solution in many consumer and commercial markets. Check out these three reasons why polyurethane is so hot right now. As a homeowner, find out how you can take advantage of this trend by using polyurethane concrete leveling to improve your home. 1. Polyurethane is a Sustainable Material Polyurethane is developed with a bio-based recipe. When compared to other polymers, polyurethane takes less energy to manufacture. Less chemical emissions are produced during manufacturing. Polyurethane is backwards compatible with many pieces of polymer equipment, like concrete leveling equipment. Cleanliness, efficiency and innovation are just some of the key reasons why polyurethane is a superior material. 2. The Polyurethane Market is On The Rise According to Global Market Insights the U.S. polyurethanes market is set

Clear Home Inspections by Fixing Your Concrete Today

By Mr. Level
March 20, 2018 Category: Concrete Leveling

We understand that selling your house can be a bumpy road especially when the inspection report comes back with a list of items that need to be addressed before the home can be sold.Concrete raising with polyurethanecan help eliminate some of the stress by offering an inexpensive and quick solution to many concrete issues that may be on a home inspectors report.As a polyurethane contactor, the items we see most flagged are concrete pitch, step height and trip hazards. The requirements in Avon, OH for passing your inspection add to the challenge. If raising your concrete happens to be one of the tasks you need for a clear inspection, wed be happy to help you raise, level and smooth out your concrete with polyurethane. How does Mr. Level raise your concrete? To raise concrete, we drill holes into already established concrete and inject a polyurethane foam that lifts the concrete back up where it belongs. This process uses very few resources and takes almost no time at all to do. Replacing

Why Did my Concrete Sink?

By Mr Level
February 22, 2018 Category: Concrete Leveling

There are many factors that have an impact on how well concrete holds up over time. One of the most common issues homeowners have with concrete is having it settle, or sink, as the years pass. As this happens, the first question that a property owner asks, is why did my concrete sink? While the exact reasons can vary upon different factors, the ultimate reason is that the base under the concrete made it a poor-quality location. This may not be due entirely to the chosen spot, but the workmanship that went into preparing the base. To help you understand why it happened a bit better, here are some of the factors to consider: The base was improperly compacted. This is a workmanship error, as the crew that pours the concrete is responsible for making sure the soil, gravel and everything else under the concrete has been compacted firmly enough to support the weight of the concrete that will be poured on top of it. Erosion of the base. If there is any sort of water that can get under the

The Ideal Time to Dream of Concrete Leveling

By Mr. Level
December 20, 2017 Category: General

The snows of Northeast Ohio bury driveways and backyard entertainment spaces in a blanket of white. Some of us breathe a sigh of relief that the outdoor to-do list decreases and the unsightly looks beautiful. Let us suggest another use for the hibernation of these winter months. Snuggling in front of the fire or settling around the table with family and friends offers the perfect time to dream. What do you want to lay beneath that layer of snow after the spring thaw? Do you long for your sunken patio to be returned to its former glory? Do you wish your concrete pool deck did not pose a health risk to guests? The imperfections of indoor spaces become more apparent as kids spend time running around the basement due to cold outdoor temperatures. The impact of winter freezing and salt wreak havoc on garage floors. Winter proves the ideal time to complete repair on sunken or damaged concrete floors indoors as well, or save up for it. Now is the time to plan! Concrete leveling does not damage

Why You Should Level Your Concrete Before Winter

By Mr. Level
November 28, 2017 Category: Concrete Leveling

Winter is right around the corner, and with it brings the snow and freezing rain. While many of us look forward to this time of year, it also brings with it its fair share of work and worry. As you start going through your checklist, making sure youre ready for the season, one thing you should make a point to inspect is the concrete in your drive or walkway. If this concrete is badly cracked or uneven, you should consider getting it leveled before the winter really sets it. But why level your concrete before winter? Uneven Concrete Can Be a Hazard When the snow and ice hit, getting from point A to B can already be tricky enough. When you add uneven concrete to the mix, youre basically creating a recipe for a trip or fall. Often, the uneven areas are obscured or hidden because of the snow and ice, and even when you can see them, they are much easier to slip on. Getting your concrete leveled can help avoid this problem and the medical bills and headaches that can come with injuries. Uneven

Why Should I repair my Sunken Driveway?

By Mr. Level
October 26, 2017 Category: General

No matter where you live, there are some parts of your home that you just never think to fix. While the plumbing, heating, cooling, and electricity are all immediate concerns and even your homes paint job attracts more attention and is fixed more frequently few people ever consider the important role their driveway plays in their lives. And when that driveway has cracked or sunken concrete, it can be easy to feel like its just a part of your life after all, you can get used to driving through a dip in the concrete every time you leave your house, right? In reality, its crucial to fix the concrete outside your home as soon as possible so that you can avoid any kind of serious issues going forward. To start, cracked concrete is a safety hazard it can be easy to trip over if youre not paying attention, or especially at night when its dark and you have no way to tell if the ground in front of you is even or not. The last thing you want is someone whether a member of your family or a

Leveling Concrete With Polyurethane Proves a WIN

By Mr. Level
September 29, 2017 Category: Polyurethane

Mudjacking and polyurethane offer solutions to uneven concrete without replacement. But what is the difference between the two methods? Why would you choose one over the other? Lets take a look. The Process of Leveling Concrete Mudjacking pumps concrete (or mud) under a building, driveway or other sunken concrete to lift it. A specialized hydraulic pump pushes the mud mix into small holes drilled in the slabs. This method is the traditional way to fix cracked, sinking and uneven concrete. With the polyurethane option, specialized polyurethane foam is used in place of the mud. The foam expands after filling the holes drilled in the concrete slab. As the material expands, the concrete is lifted. Which is the Better Choice? Appearance Fewer and smaller holes (an inch smaller) are drilled when choosing the polyurethane over the mudjacking method. This quality leads to a cleaner looking job. Plus, fewer resources and heavy equipment are required meaning a neater job site. Longevity Since

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