At A-1 Concrete Leveling, we understand that sometimes a slab just can’t be lifted. This may be due to the location of the slab, or the fact that the concrete slab is tied in physically with another part of the structure. In cases like this, concrete grinding might be the only available option.
The Concrete Grinding Process
Concrete grinding is a straight forward process. We use carbide tipped blades to grind the edge of the concrete, typically at an angle, to bring the edge in alignment with a nearby slab.
Best Uses for Concrete Grinding
The best cases for grinding are instances where using another process would either be impossible or cause more issues than they fix. There are times when surrounding slabs have lifted, due to heaving soil or tree roots. In some of these cases, it isn’t practical to lift the slab next to the heaved slab because doing so could create a highly uneven surface.
Cautions When Considering Concrete Grinding
Grinding concrete permanently damages the surface of the concrete. It can expose the porous aggregate under the finished surface of the concrete, leaving it more susceptible to weathering and damage from the elements. It also doesn’t fully address the issue as the slab will still have an unevenness with nearby slabs only with a sloped edge instead of a hard one. We nearly always think of concrete grinding as the last resort.
Let A-1 Concrete Leveling take a look at your uneven concrete slabs, and give you a free evaluation and estimate for the best solution for your particular issue.
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Chris is usually found at the back of one of our trucks. He keeps the pulverized limestone mixed and moving at just the right consistency to lift your concrete back into place.
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