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If you have uneven, sunken, or cracked concrete, you may be wondering, “Is concrete repair worth it?” The short answer: Yes. However, the upfront cost of concrete leveling and repair can often drive people away, even though it’s about half the cost of replacing concrete altogether. Instead, many take a wait-and-see approach, only to find that concrete doesn’t self-level and the cracks and sinking have gotten worse.
You’ve already made a significant investment by getting concrete, and concrete repair and preventative maintenance will help it go a long way. Here’s the return on investment that concrete repair can provide.
Uneven and cracked concrete can pose serious dangers to you, your family, and any pedestrians. That’s why the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has guidelines to ensure sidewalks and other concrete surfaces don’t pose any tripping hazards. Tripping can cause serious injuries, like cuts, bruises, sprains, and fractures. By repairing your concrete, you can avoid the trip to the emergency room—and the high medical bill—as well as any ADA noncompliance fines.
Concrete voids and cracks that don’t get filled can create a ripple effect leading to other property damages. Water, for example, can seep into these voids and cracks, causing your basement to flood. Mice and other rodents can also easily get into your home and gnaw at your power cords, boxes, and shoes, leave droppings all over your house, and multiple quickly. Filling voids with polyurethane and caulking cracks can ensure no further damage is done to your home.
Investing in your home’s appearance can help add value to your property when it comes time to sell. When homeowners overlook voids, cracks, and uneven concrete, it can result in settling for a price lower than desired. By leveling uneven concrete and filling in gaps and cracks now, the increase in property value can provide the positive return on investment you’re seeking down the road.
Concrete is a durable material that can last a lifetime if properly maintained. However, concrete can crack or sink at any time, for a number of reasons. Replacing your concrete can be expensive, especially for larger projects like break walls. Investing in concrete raising and stabilization is typically about half the cost of replacing the same concrete and can increase its longevity, helping preserve your initial investment and saving you the cost of replacement later.
If you have sunken, uneven, or cracked concrete, you’ll want to get it repaired right away. With the skilled knowledge and experience of Mr. Level, we’ll repair your concrete in a fast and cost-effective manner. We always look to fix your concrete first—but if we can’t, we are the only company that will replace it if needed. Contact Mr. Level today to request a free estimate.