Investing in a concrete driveway, patio, or porch is exactly that: an investment. The average cost of replacing a concrete driveway alone can typically fall anywhere between $7,500 to $12,000―so replacing your concrete every couple years will really add up. For a cost-effective solution, homeowners find it far more beneficial to use concrete protection systems to protect their investment.
WHY USE CONCRETE PROTECTION SYSTEMS?
Concrete can become susceptible to crackling and settling, especially when you consider some of the drastic weather changes often experienced in Ohio. When that happens, sunken concrete can cause dangerous tripping hazards and can even cause water to flood your basement. Concrete protection systems provide the regular maintenance and reinforcement concrete needs to remain strong.
In addition to protecting your home and family against tripping hazards and flooding, additional financial benefits of a concrete protection system include:
- Extending the life of your concrete.
- Decreasing the number of future repairs.
- Reducing the rate of deterioration over time.
CONCRETE PROTECTION SYSTEMS
Mr. Level offers complete concrete protection system services to anyone who has concrete on their property. More often than not, we provide our concrete protection services to homeowners with concrete driveways, but they can also be applied to concrete patios, porches, and seawalls, to name a few. Below, we’ve described some of the concrete protection methods we frequently implement for Ohio homeowners.
Power Washing and Sealing
We always start our concrete protection system with power washing. Mr. Level can erase years of wear and tear, bringing your concrete back to life. Our safe, high-pressure surface cleaning unit paired with our concrete sealing services will remove and protect against unsightly built-up contaminants to keep your concrete clean and prevent it from becoming discolored or fading over time. Additionally, sealed concrete will enhance its durability to protect against cracking and scaling, which will also help extend the life of your concrete.
Caulk is not only used to repair cracked concrete, but also to improve the strength of your concrete and prevent damage like soil erosion. Mr. Level can properly caulk the seals in between concrete slabs to make sure that no moisture will get in between the cracks and no moss or weeds will grow.
Mr. Level also offers concrete stabilization to fill voids. If you hear thudding from your driveway when you drive on it or when you’re playing basketball, then that means there is a void under the concrete and you’ll want to call Mr. Level right away. During an inspection, we’ll check your concrete to see or hear voids underneath the concrete. Voids can eventually cause the concrete to sink. By stabilizing the concrete with our polyurethane foam, we can prevent the need for concrete leveling, which also prevents flooding and tripping.
For those who live along Lake Erie, seawalls (or break walls) are highly susceptible to falling and cracking due to the high-impact energy derived from the waves. Mr. Level’s concrete protection system injects polyurethane foam into the concrete seawall. It expands in 15 seconds and can reach two to three feet deep, so we can spray into really deep crevices and create a more reinforced wall. Maintaining a seawall is an ongoing project, but with Mr. Level’s seawall reinforcement, it can last about 40 to 60 years.
MR. LEVEL CONCRETE PROTECTION SYSTEMS SAVES YOU MONEY
With these preventative measure, your home and outdoor areas will look great and create a safe environment for a very long time. If you want to protect your home, your family, and your future budget, contact Mr. Level today to request a free quote.