Concrete leveling is a cost-effective alternative to concrete replacement that saves homeowners and businesses valuable time, money, and hassle. This sounds great on the surface, but what exactly is “concrete leveling”, and what's it like to work with it?
Here at A-1 Concrete Leveling, we’ve been helping customers take back their settled and unsightly concrete for over 30 years. To do this, we use concrete leveling to raise their concrete back up to the proper position.
This article will walk you through what exactly this process entails from the point of view of a concrete repair technician here at A-1.
If you find what’s discussed here intriguing, and you're looking for a career that involves hands-on work, problem-solving, and making a positive impact, becoming a concrete repair technician may be a great fit for you.
Concrete leveling is the process of raising settled concrete slabs back to their original position. This repair process comes with plenty of benefits, like eliminating tripping hazards and restoring the look of the area.
There are various ways to go about concrete leveling, including stone slurry grout concrete leveling, polyurethane foam leveling, and mudjacking. At A-1 Concrete Leveling, we use stone slurry grout and foam leveling to lift our customers’ settled slabs.
The concrete leveling process follows a straightforward series of steps:
- First, holes are drilled into the settled concrete slabs.
- Then, a stabilizing compound is injected through the holes, filling the voids beneath the slabs. As the material fills the voids, it lifts the concrete back to its original position.
- When the affected slabs are lifted to the appropriate level, the drill holes are sealed off with grout, and the area is cleaned off.
Concrete repair technicians play a crucial role in the A-1 team. They are the foundation of what A-1 is as a company.
Concrete repair technicians work in teams, and each team member has certain responsibilities depending on their skill level and the project they are working on.
During a concrete leveling repair, technicians are responsible for preparing the limestone slurry material at the back of the truck and ensuring that the mixture has the right consistency to properly lift the concrete.
Throughout the leveling process, they continuously monitor and maintain the flow of the pump. They also assist with drilling and patching holes, caulking and crack repair, and general site cleanup.
Concrete repair technicians also control the injection of the leveling compound, determining where and how much is needed to lift the concrete slabs. Additionally, they’re responsible for keeping customers informed about the progress and any changes or complications that arise during the repair.
Career Advancement Opportunities
Here at A-1, we want to see our employees reach their full potential, which is why we offer career growth opportunities as you gain more experience.
We are excited when we see our concrete repair technicians reach team lead roles, management positions, corporate careers, and even franchise ownership.
In addition to concrete leveling, the A-1 team provides other related services to enhance the durability and aesthetics of our customers’ concrete.
Caulking involves sealing cracks, gaps, and breaks in the concrete using flexible concrete caulk. This prevents water from entering, which can cause the concrete to settle again or worsen existing cracks.
Cleaning & Sealing
We offer pressure washing to remove stains and discoloration from concrete surfaces, and sealing, which is the act of applying a high-quality product to the concrete’s surface to protect it from damage.
Now that you know more about what concrete leveling is and how it works, you’re ready to decide if it’s something you may be interested in pursuing as a potential career.
At A-1 Concrete Leveling, we value dedication, teamwork, and a commitment to providing exceptional service to our customers.
So, if you are a motivated team player who’s eager to learn how to best serve customers with hands-on work and problem-solving, we’d love to have you join our team as a concrete repair technician.
We know you still may have some questions about the role, which is why we’ve put together additional resources like these:
- The Pros & Cons of Working as a Concrete Repair Technician
- A Day in the Life of a Concrete Repair Technician
- Concrete Repair Technician: How to Work Independently and as Part of a Team
If the role described above aligns with your interests and aspirations, apply now and start a rewarding career with A-1 Concrete Leveling.