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Category: Concrete Leveling

How Do I Prevent Water from Leaking into My Basement?

By Mr. Level
May 07, 2019 Category: Polyurethane, Concrete Leveling, Water Leaks

At Mr. Level, we specialize in polyurethane concrete lifting and one of our most importantjobsispreventing water from leaking into someones home. We get calls from customers who already have water leaking into their basements, and calls from people who see the water on the outside of their homes, but it isnt making its way into their house yet. Mr. Level should be the first call you make to ensure your home is safe from water, even before you call a waterproofer! This customer had water leaking into their basement because of the sunken concrete shown here. So, we went there, lifted the concrete with polyurethane,andtipped it the other way so that the water wasdraining away from their house. This process only cost the customer a few hundred dollars which is much less expensive than if they had called a waterproofer! Polyurethane Prevents Pooling Water Below is a photo of a customers driveway which part of had settled allowing water to pool up against their house. This is one of

Lift Your Concrete with Polyurethane

By Mr. Level
April 30, 2019 Category: Polyurethane, Concrete Leveling

Concrete settles because the base underneath it has given way. The foundation is created from the extracted dirt from the basement of the house. After a while, this foundation begins to sink due to clay pockets. As it rains, those clay pockets have to fill in air space causing the weight of the concrete to press down on the base. We at Mr. Level specialize in lifting sunken concrete so that its leveled again, leaving your home safe and beautiful! The majority of the jobs we handle are walkways in the front of houses such as the one shown below. You can see that this contractor did a really good job because he used rebar in the front porch so it wouldnt settle. Unfortunately, the weight of the concrete still made it snap, and it settled. But there is a way to repair it after it has settled! What is Polyurethane Concrete Leveling? Polyurethane concrete leveling is the best solution to fixing unleveled concrete as it is the most durable material that will support your concrete walkways

Concrete Grinding Vs. Leveling

By Mr. Level
April 16, 2019 Category: Concrete Leveling

When repairing your concrete driveway and sidewalk, there are a few methods homeowners can turn to for fast and easy leveling, rather than replacing it entirely. Mudjacking, as previously discussed, doesnt have the long-term guarantee of other concrete leveling methods. That leaves homeowners with the options of concrete grinding or leveling. Understand the difference between these two concrete repair methods, and why concrete leveling with polyurethane foam is the best option for homeowners. What is Concrete Grinding? Concrete grinding is a process of using an abrasive tool to grind rough concrete surfaces to reveal a smooth and shiny surface. Its commonly used by homeowners to repair concrete surfaces like driveways and sidewalks. The problem with grinding concrete as a repair solution, though, is purely cosmetic. If you want to improve the look and value of your property, concrete grinding wont match your existing concrete. Grinded concrete is a different color, as it reveals bright

Why Polyurethane is Better than Mudjacking

By Mr. Level
January 25, 2019 Category: Concrete Leveling

Mudjacking and polyurethane are two common concrete leveling solutions for homeowners and commercial properties looking for an alternative to costly replacement. Is one concrete leveling method better than the other? Lets compare mudjacking vs. polyurethane. What is Mudjacking? Mudjacking is a concrete leveling method that pumps mud under a building, driveway or other sunken concrete to lift it. A specialized hydraulic pump pushes the mud mix into holes drilled in the slabs. Mr. Level considers mudjacking the Flintstones approach to concrete leveling. With mudjacking, your sunken concrete is drilled with dime-size holes, pumped with mud and then the mud hardens up. To support the lifted concrete, mudjacking relies on underlying soils, which are impacted by the same elements that lead to cracking and sinking, so contractors are not able to guarantee the work. What is Polyurethane? An alternative concrete leveling option, polyurethane foam is used in place of mud. The foam expands

Why Businesses Rely on Mr. Level for Concrete Repair

By Mr. Level
December 07, 2018 Category: , Concrete Leveling

Is your business sinkingor is it just your concrete? If your concrete has created a hazardous or unappealing condition and you want it fixed for good, Mr. Level is the concrete repair solution for your business needs. Our concrete leveling application has been issued on sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, loading docks and floors for commercial properties like apartment complexes, factories and warehouses. Weve done all types of concrete repairs, ranging from single concrete slabs to total floor replacements. Understand the importance of concrete leveling and why Mr. Level has the solution to the many challenges businessowners face when it comes to maintaining the concrete in and around commercial property. Dont let concrete leveling fall by the wayside There are many reasons why business owners shouldnt wait to fix cracked, sunken or uneven concrete. Safety is a top concern when it comes to uneven concrete. Trip hazards can harm you, your staff, and/or your customers, allowing your

Stamped Concrete Patio Repair Leveling - Before and After

By Mr. Level
November 13, 2018 Category: Concrete Leveling

Laying a new concrete patio is an investment, but just like any other concrete it is likely to settle and crack overtime. With stamped concrete the seams can help direct the settling to specific areas, but you may need to repair your cracked concrete over time. Thisproject we completed was for a sunken stamped concrete patio. See our before, in process, and after images below. Before - Sunken Concrete Patio You can see in these before images that there was a large crack along the seam of the patio that caused the patio to sink toward the house. It also exposed a void, or gap, underneath the concrete step at the back of the house. In addition to an uneven surface, when you have concrete thats sinking toward the house you should be concerned about water running into your foundation. To solve this problem, we used foam to level the concrete and fill the void under the step. In Process - Leveling Patio with Polyurethane Foam Mr. Level uses a polyurethane foam to raise concrete and

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

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

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