Lifting Vs. Replacing

You have some concrete that has sunk and is causing a trip hazard. How should you take care of it? Is it better to replace or lift? Here are some important points to think about.


What is the condition of the concrete? Is it cracked and broken into a lot of different pieces? Is it completely intact? Or does it have one or two cracks in it? The condition of the concrete plays an important role in your decision to use concrete raising, or replacement. As long as the concrete is in fairly good shape, without too many cracks, concrete raising will work very well. If the concrete is cracked into many small pieces, or if it is starting to look more like gravel, then you will want to look into replacing it instead.


Concrete Raising is much faster than replacement. How long can you be without the use of the area you need raised? Raising concrete is usually completed in a matter of hours compared to the days it takes to rip out and replace. When raising concrete we don’t need to remove the concrete, re-grade, or wait days for it to cure. You can walk on raised concrete immediately and drive on it in a matter of hours. When the job needs to be done quickly, concrete raising is your best choice.


You can avoid damage to your surrounding landscaping with concrete raising. The equipment is much smaller so we can avoid sensitive areas like flower beds, and gardens. There is no need to place forms as well, so there will be no leftover trenches between your grass and concrete. Concrete raising can protect your landscaping from damage while eliminating dangerous trip hazards.


Typically, concrete raising is 1/3 to ½ cheaper than replacing concrete. There is less labor involved, and much less material costs as well. Concrete Raising is an efficient, and economical way to take care of ugly and dangerous trip hazards.

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