Driveways and Sidewalks
Why pump up concrete?
How do we pump up concrete?
- To eliminate trip hazards.
- To drain water AWAY from your foundation.
- It's fast and effective.
- It lasts indefinitely.
- You can use your leveled concrete almost right away.
- There is little or no damage to your landscape.
- We are ALWAYS cheaper than concrete replacement.
What can we pump up?
- First, we drill a series of holes in the slab.
- Then we use our specialized equipment to pump a grout or slurry through those holes.
- That slurry will spread out and fill any hollow space, generate a little pressure, then start to lift the slab as it fills the spaces underneath.
- Once the slab is in the correct position, the slurry will harden and support the leveled slab.
- When finished, we put cement in the holes and clean up.
What we can't pump?
- Walks, drives, patios, porches, steps, etc.
- Almost any sizeable slab that is not shattered.
- We've pumped up slabs that were under water and we've pumped up slabs as high as 4 feet.
- The options depend on how your slab was originally poured.
When can we pump up concrete?
- There is a fundamental principle that applies to what we do - we are at the mercy of what we are working on, where it's located and how it was poured.
- There are many factors that dictate if or how high we can raise a slab.
- Sometimes we don't know until after we start a job whether or not pre-existing circumstances would prevent us from raising your slab. If this is the case, we will not charge you.
- This type of work is seasonal.
- We cannot pump concrete during freezing conditions, so a normal timeframe is March through November.