To budget for concrete slab leveling, also known as slabjacking, you need to know the cost.
Although we wish we could tell you exactly how much your Utah concrete repair will cost, every repair project is different – which means the cost varies.
Fortunately, to make your project planning a little easier, we can give you a basic idea of what to expect. Here’s how professional slab repair contractors determine concrete leveling costs – and how the price compares to the alternative concrete repair method, slab replacement.
Factors that Affect Concrete Leveling Costs
The price you will pay for concrete leveling depends on your specific repair situation. In determining the total cost, professional contractors consider the following factors:
Soil void severity – Cracked and sunken slabs usually have voids in the underlying soil. The larger the empty areas of soil beneath the slab, the more slabjacking material is needed to lift and stabilize a damaged slab.
Project scope – Large jobs with multiple areas of damage take more time to repair than small, simple concrete leveling projects.
Project difficulty – Repairing slabs that are relatively flat and accessible is quicker and easier than leveling projects in tight quarters.
What Other Homeowners Pay for Concrete Leveling
Concrete leveling costs do vary, but it may be helpful to know what other homeowners typically pay for slab repair.
According to HomeAdvisor.com, an online home improvement marketplace, the national average price to level a damaged slab is $878.
Generally speaking, most customers can expect to pay between $542 and $1,290 for slabjacking. On the low end of the scale, a small concrete leveling project might cost as little as $300. For a large or complex slabjacking repair, the price may be as high as $2,195.
How the Cost of Concrete Leveling Compares to Slab Replacement
Looking at the above prices, you can see that the maximum amount you should need to budget for slabjacking repair would be about $2,200 – and even that’s a bargain compared to slab replacement.
To replace a damaged slab, it must first be removed. HomeAdvisor.com reports the average cost of slab removal is $963. However, the cost can be as high as $2,836. That alone is more than the cost of concrete leveling!
Now, let’s consider the cost of pouring a new slab. This project typically comes in at an average of $2,528, but HomeAdvisor.com says the price can be as high as $6,000. So, for slab removal and replacement, the total expense could be as much as $8,836!
Clearly, concrete leveling is a much less expensive fix for a damaged slab. And, since the repair addresses issues in the soil foundation, slabjacking is also more effective than slab replacement.
To find out how much your Salt Lake City area concrete slab leveling project will cost, schedule a free, no-pressure consultation with the professionals at Lift Right Concrete.
As a leader in the northern Utah concrete repair industry for more than a decade, the Lift Right Concrete team has the skill and expertise to level and stabilize cracked and sunken sidewalks, patios, pool decks, driveways, porch steps and other damaged outdoor slabs. And, we’re known for our competitive slabjacking repair costs.
For more information, or to schedule a free consultation and estimate for professional concrete slab leveling, contact our Grantsville or West Jordan office today.