The Many Benefits of Lifting Settled Concrete Sidewalks

Lifting Concrete Sidewalks

Lifting settled concrete in your home’s walkways or sidewalks preserves both the beauty and value of your home, and ensures a safe environment for your family and guests.

The nature of concrete makes it highly vulnerable to soil erosion and settlement. Once a walkway has begun to shift or sink, prompt repairs will prevent accidents and costly structural damage to your property.

Think Safety First for Concrete Settling

When your sidewalks crack and settle, accidents are almost unavoidable.

The temperature fluctuations and weather extremes of northern Utah are often to blame for sidewalk settling. Add insult to injury, however, when an uneven pathway becomes covered in ice and snow.

Even without the hazards of weather, it’s easy to trip and fall when trying to navigate an uneven surface in the dark, or when your hands are full.

Avoid Expensive Future Concrete Repairs

When sidewalks settle, they often affect the way water drains around your property.

For example, if a walkway sinks near your home’s foundation, it can encourage water to pond around the foundation, rather than flow away from it. This excess moisture penetrates the soil around the foundation, potentially causing a variety of problems.

Left unattended, you may begin to notice settlement cracks inside your home. Your basement walls can seep or leak, or even begin to bow on the inside. Once these symptoms appear, you’re already headed for costly foundation repair and potential structural damage to the home.

You can avoid these nightmares by having the walkway lifted and repaired at the first signs of settlement.

Preserve the Value of Your Home

If you plan to sell your home at some point, any concrete cracking or settling will raise a red flag for buyers, real estate agents and home inspectors.

Whether any related damage is present or not, buyers may assume that a cracked or broken sidewalk means you haven’t cared properly for your home. If they aren’t scared away by the potential of latent structural problems, they will at least require that you make the repairs before closing.

They may even request an engineer’s evaluation of potential structural problems.

As you can see, you will avoid a variety of problems by tending to your sunken sidewalk now, rather than waiting until later.

Lift Right Concrete, a locally owned and operated concrete leveling contractor, uses the time-tested techniques of mud and slab jacking to repair cracks, holes and voids under your walkways, lifting the concrete back to level. Our goals are to ensure the safety of your home and family, and to preserve the beauty and structural integrity of your home.

Lift Right Concrete has two convenient locations in West Jordan and Grantsville, Utah, and we serve both residential and commercial customers throughout the state. Don’t let time and harsh weather conditions compromise your home’s beauty and safety. Contact us today to learn more about our cost-effective approach to lifting settled concrete.

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