Kansas City Concrete Services
When it comes to the concrete outside of your Kansas City home or business, its appearance can be enough to make or break your curb appeal. We perform expert concrete flatwork services for those who need new installation of driveways, garage floors, sidewalks and more. If you have existing concrete that is damaged and buckled, things can get a lot worse than just being ugly. If someone trips and injures themselves, you could be liable. If you have unlevel concrete, we can fix it with mudjacking, and if you just need concrete crack repair, we have options for that as well.
Concrete Crack Repair
Our Concrete Flatwork
Flatwork is any horizontal and flat building component. Typically, you’ll want to utilize concrete for flatwork applications because it is cost effective, durable, and easily customizable. We recommend concrete flatwork over asphalt because you will have far less maintenance and a much longer life out of concrete flatwork. Asphalt needs to be resealed every few years and will need total replacement within 20 years. Compare that to the fact that properly poured concrete flatwork can last up to 100 years or more and it is easy to see why most people choose concrete. Foundation 1 can handle your concrete needs from new pours, to repair and treat, to remove and replace. We can offer you the following flatwork concrete services:
- Basement Slabs
- Pool Decks
- Retaining Walls
- Dirt Work
Concrete has a variety of coloring and texturing options that can make it so much more than the grey slab you probably picture when you think about concrete. Our concrete flatwork can be colored via pigments mixed within it or through a dry-shake method of applying deeper colors. Concrete can also be stamped to look like brick or flagstone, without the drawbacks of actually using those materials.
- Metallic Coatings
- Acid Stains / Water Base
Concrete leveling with mudjacking
Mudjacking is a term for leveling large slabs of concrete by filling the void they have fallen into with a slurry mixture of concrete, sand, and soil that will lift the slab back into place. Sometimes it is referred to as slab jacking. Concrete sinks because the soil underneath it has shifted out of place and given way to empty spaces that cannot support the weight of concrete. By filling it through the process of mudjacking, we are able to solve the problem and leave you with level concrete that no one will be able to tell was broken to begin with. Because mudjacking addresses the underlying issue of why the concrete is breaking in the first place, you can expect the results to last the lifetime of your concrete. Mudjacking has been a trusted concrete leveling solution for more than 70 years.
What is the cost of mudjacking?
As with all things related to home repair, there are no set costs for mudjacking. The final cost will depend upon the extent of the concrete that needs to be repaired and the amount of material we end up needing to complete the job. The best way to know how much your mudjacking will cost is to contact us and allow us to assess your concrete. Because of the uncertainty in the costs of concrete repair, we are happy to offer our evaluations to you free of charge. In addition to just a cost estimate, we will provide you with a repair plan so you can have a good idea of how long the concrete repair will take and what steps we will be taking to ensure you have solid concrete. This gives you the opportunity to ask any and all questions you may have about our repair plan and the processes we will go through.
What causes concrete to sink?
While poor craftsmanship can lead to sinking concrete, more often than not the cause is from soil shifting out of place beneath the concrete slab. Without the proper support of sturdy soil, concrete sinks and breaks. Soil changes a lot based upon its water content. Heavily saturated soil swells and presses upward on the concrete, and then once the soil is dry, it shrinks and leaves an empty void. Soil can also be excavated from beneath concrete by burrowing animals. Trees and shrubs nearby your concrete can alter the soil’s water content and lead to buckled concrete as well. Most soil types in the United States are some kind of expansive, shifting soil that will leave your concrete vulnerable.
How do you repair cracked concrete?
There are a variety of do-it-yourself options you can buy to supposedly fix a crack in your concrete, but we recommend leaving that kind of work to the professionals like those at Foundation 1. When it comes to concrete crack repair that you can do yourself, you’re mostly just patching the problem while not doing anything to keep it from continuing to deteriorate. A professional concrete repair contractor can help your address settlement to prevent further damage, including heaves and buckles in the concrete. An epoxy injected into cracked concrete won’t address the problem of soil beneath the concrete giving way and allowing the concrete to sink
Call Foundation 1 for Concrete Services in Kansas City
Foundation 1 is your “one stop shop” for foundation repair, waterproofing, mudjacking and concrete services. Residential and Commercial services available. Contact us today to have a free repair plan and estimate.