Concrete Levelling Driveways

If your driveway concrete is sunken or uneven, we can help raise and level it using polyurethane foam.

When you buy a house, the driveway is usually the first thing you notice. When you drive up to your house, you see the driveway. It's the first thing that greets us when we come home and directly affects your home's market value and curb appeal. Don't allow a sunken or settled concrete driveway impact your life negatively. Uneven driveways make parking, shoveling and even just walking more complicated and unsafe. They make the driveway look bad, and they can be dangerous to people walking on them. If you want to keep your driveway looking good, you should have it levelled. If you want to sell your house, levelling is a good idea because it improves the aesthetics of your home.


"What causes driveways to settle?"

Our customers frequently ask and there are two reasons for a sinking driveway. 
One reason is that the water and septic lines are below the driveway. These utility lines are installed between 7 and 10 feet beneath the driveway. The dirt is moved and piled on top of the water and septic lines when laying the concrete driveway. When the water drains out of the ditches, it leaves the dirt and sand and rocks and stuff in the ditch. The water washes everything away, and then when the water is gone, the dirt and sand and rocks and stuff in the ditch fall back down. Filling a water-saturated ditch is also problematic, then the water dries up; this causes the dirt and sand and rocks and stuff to fall back down, it would fall on top of each other, and it would be hard to get it back in the ditch the way it was before. Filling the ditch with wet or frozen dirt and sand and rocks and stuff, the dirt and sand and rocks and stuff would fall when contractors backfilled it. Not correctly pouring the concrete allows for water and air to get in the concrete and make holes. When the concrete dries, it will shrink and crack. When the concrete cracks, the concrete will break and fall. If the concrete falls, the concrete will not hold the driveway.
The second reason is similar to the first reason. When the driveway is next to the foundation of the house, the backfill that is against the foundation wall settles. The backfill is the dirt that is next to the driveway. The backfill holds the driveway up. If the backfill settles, the driveway will settle. The only thing that holds the driveway up is the metal dowels that are drilled into the foundation wall. If the backfill continues to settle, the dowels will not be strong enough to hold the driveway up. The driveway will crack and fall. If the driveway is not sloped properly the water can get underneath the driveway. If the water gets underneath the driveway it can freeze and expand, which can put a lot of pressure on the foundation of your home. If the water gets underneath the driveway it can also cause water to pool around your foundation. A driveway's main job is to keep water away from your home.
Finally, driveways are used to walk on. Sometimes cracks happen. When they do, they are not only ugly, but they can also trip people up. Also, when there is snow on the ground, it can be hard to walk on the driveway. Enhancing your curb appeal and making your home safe means you need to should level your driveway. Remember, first impressions count.