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The Econ-Friendly Benefits of Polylevel

Eco-Friendly LEVELift for Leveling Concrete Patios and Driveways

Recently, you noticed that one of your concrete driveway or patio sections is beginning to sink a little, and now you are on the web to explore options. Perhaps you have seen some interesting videos on YouTube about how concrete can be repaired instead of replaced, but you need some information. At Leveled Concrete, we are all about educating clients and potential clients about LEVELift, so let us share what we know.

When concrete slabs begin to sink, the issue is generally erosion of the base under the slab; rainwater is very hard on concrete.

A gap forms under the slab, and the weight of the concrete pushes the slab into the gap. If you ignore the issue, the slab will continue to sink and, eventually, it will crack. If ignored, further erosion will continue.

The Environmental Impact of Replacing Concrete

Opting to replace a cracked concrete slab or an entire driveway is often the costliest solution to address the issue. However, beyond the financial considerations, it’s crucial to recognize the significant environmental impact associated with replacing concrete. From the extraction and preparation of new materials to the disposal of old concrete in landfills, the environmental consequences are considerable.

Here’s a closer look at the environmental aspects involved in the process of replacing concrete:

  • Extraction: The process of mining new materials for concrete contributes to resource depletion, as it involves extracting raw materials from the earth, such as limestone and sand.
  • Preparation and Pouring: The production of new concrete requires significant energy input for mixing, transportation, and pouring, contributing to carbon emissions.
  • Waste Generation: Jackhammering the old concrete creates waste, which is then transported to landfills. Landfills contribute to environmental pollution and require large amounts of space.
  • Transportation: The hauling of old concrete and transportation of new materials to the construction site involves fuel consumption, adding to the overall carbon footprint of the replacement process.
  • Mining: Extracting raw materials for new concrete can lead to soil erosion and disruption of natural habitats, impacting ecosystems in the areas where mining occurs.
  • Chemical Reactions: Concrete production involves chemical reactions, potentially releasing pollutants into the air and waterways during the curing process.
  • Landfill Space: As landfills fill up, finding suitable locations becomes increasingly challenging. Sustainable practices aim to minimize waste and promote long-term environmental health.

Choosing alternatives like concrete repair or leveling methods, such as LEVELift Polyurethane, not only provides a more cost-effective solution but also aligns with sustainable practices, reducing the environmental impact associated with concrete replacement. Leveled Concrete offers free inspections to assess your specific needs and guide you toward environmentally conscious choices for your concrete surfaces.

LEVELift vs. Concrete Replacement

LEVELift is a process using polyurethane foam, the same type of product used to insulate structural walls, appliances, and walk-in coolers. Small holes, about the size of a penny, are drilled into the sunken section of concrete, and the foam is forced into the gaps underneath. The foam expands to about 15 times the original volume, finding gaps and stabilizing the base under the slab. The expanded foam will lift the affected area and support both the weight of the concrete and the vehicle weight parked on the slab. Experienced technicians can apply the correct amount of foam to raise the slab to its original position.

By repairing your driveway, patio, or sidewalk with LEVELift, you will not only keep waste out of the landfill but also minimize the need for new concrete, both good choices for our planet.

Benefits of LEVELift

Environmental Benefits

LEVELift is a light, waterproof foam that provides an accurate lift and handles various load sizes. It runs like water when first injected under the concrete, filling even small gaps. It has been engineered to:

  • Become chemically inert as soon as it cures. That means it will not leach chemicals into the air, the soil, or groundwater. It does not release harmful chemicals into the ozone layer in our atmosphere.
  • Does not biodegrade. It will not break down over time and will not rot or decompose into the soil.
  • Does not erode with rainwater.
  • Provides no nutritional value to animals or insects. It has a high density and adheres to both the slab and the base, so burrowing animals will find it difficult to move through.
  • Does degrade over time when exposed to the ultraviolet radiation from sunlight, but since it is under concrete, it is not exposed to sunlight.

Application Benefits

  • The injection sites require very small holes, about the diameter of a penny. When the holes are repaired, they will be indistinguishable from the original surface.
  • Most normal-sized projects can be completed in one workday. Once the foam has been installed, the cure time is 15 minutes to an hour.
  • The results give you a remarkable result, with the old slab looking as good as new.
  • The cost of repairs with LEVELift is a fraction of the cost of replacement.

If caught in time, repair your driveway, patio, or sidewalk with LEVELift to keep your home looking nice with stable, even surfaces. It will save you time and money, and it is a better option for the environment.

Contact Us With Any Questions About Leveling Uneven Concrete With LEVELift or to Schedule a Free Inspection

Whether you have additional questions about the environmental benefits of leveling uneven concrete with LEVELift or are ready to schedule a free inspection, Leveled Concrete is just a call away. We prioritize your needs, providing exceptional customer service and reliable solutions for your concrete surfaces. Reach out to us today to embark on the journey toward stable, even, and aesthetically pleasing concrete surfaces for your residential or commercial property. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we look forward to assisting you in every step of the process.