Getting slabjacking repair for your cracked and sunken concrete walkways will make for a safer Halloween.
Budgeting to have damaged slabs removed and replaced can be a serious drain on your finances. Plus, replacing the slab doesn’t address the cause of the sinking, so the cracks and settled areas are likely to reappear in the near future.
Slabjacking is a preferable – and much less expensive – concrete repair solution. With slabjacking, your concrete walkways will be safe for trick-or-treaters, and they’ll stay that way for years to come.
Sunken Concrete Walkways Are Trip Hazards for Trick-or-Treaters
Anyone walking on sunken and settled sidewalks could trip and fall. For trick-or-treaters, the potential for stumbling is even greater, thanks to masks, costumes and Halloween excitement.
Sure, making a misstep doesn’t always result in a significant injury. But every slip and fall has the potential to cause lacerations, broken bones, sprains, strains and other painful injuries.
You are responsible for keeping your property safe for invited guests. If you’re aware of your sunken walkways and fail to get slabjacking or have them replaced, you could be held liable if a trick-or-treater (or anyone else) gets injured.
How Does Slabjacking Fix Sunken Concrete Walkways?
Slabjacking is a simple and mess-free concrete repair method. And, unlike slab replacement, slabjacking fixes the underlying soil problems – the reason your walkways settled in the first place.
The slabjacking process requires just a few small holes to be drilled into the sunken concrete slab. A cement slurry is then pumped through, which works to fill the empty areas in the soil underneath. Once the voids are completely filled with the slabjacking mixture, pressure pushes the slab back up to an even position.
Because slabjacking stabilizes the soil, it’s the most effective concrete repair solution. And, best of all, slabjacking comes in at a fraction of the cost of slab replacement.
Not Expecting Trick-or-Treaters?
Not everyone has kids come to their home on Halloween night. If your neighborhood never sees trick-or-treaters, why bother getting slabjacking for your sunken concrete now?
Winter is on its way, and the weather can make your damaged concrete walkways even more dangerous. Snow and ice make sidewalks slippery and makes it difficult to notice the cracked areas. Anyone — from the package delivery person to your closest relative or friend – could easily take a tumble if the sunken concrete spots aren’t visible.
In addition, the longer you hold off on fixing sunken and cracked concrete, the worse the damage gets. Get slabjacking now, before the settlement is too severe – otherwise, you may end up facing slab replacement.
Ready to restore your damaged concrete sidewalks with slabjacking? Lift Right Concrete LLC offers free estimates to homeowners in northern Utah and all along the Wasatch Front. Contact our West Jordan or Grantsville office to schedule a no-pressure slabjacking consultation to discuss repairing your sunken concrete walkways today.