What to Expect at Your Concrete Leveling Estimate

Sarah Etler

Sarah Etler joined A-1 Concrete Leveling after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Northern Kentucky University. As A-1's Content Marketing Manager, she works closely with industry experts to produce content that will best answer questions related to concrete repair and maintenance practices. Sarah loves living a life full of discovery and is excited every day to see what new things she can learn and share with those around her.

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Your concrete leveling estimate is the first step on the way to safe, even concrete.

Before diving into your concrete leveling repair, we first need to come up with a plan for the settled concrete around your property. This is where the concrete leveling estimate comes into play.

The estimate is a crucial part of the concrete leveling process because it allows us to get to know the problem at hand, and it allows you to get familiar with us, our process, and get answers to any questions you may have.

Here at A-1 Concrete Leveling, we’ve been lifting and leveling concrete for over 30 years, but we recognize that the routine, everyday nature of estimates for us is likely a new experience for you.

For that reason, we’ve put together this resource so you know what to expect when it comes to your concrete leveling estimate.

The Estimating Process From Start to Finish

Greeting

Once the estimator arrives on your property, they’ll introduce themselves and talk through your goals for the area and what you hope to get out of the concrete leveling repair. 

Some common goals our concrete leveling customers have are:

  • Increasing safety by eliminating trip hazards
  • Improving the overall look of the area
  • Preparing the property to be sold

Inspection

After you’ve talked through what you’re hoping to achieve with concrete leveling, the estimator will then look at the area with these goals in mind to make sure that our services are actually a good fit for what you’re looking for.

During this part of the estimate, your estimator will spend time inspecting and measuring the affected area in order to come up with a plan for the repair.

Sometimes this includes drilling a small hole in a few strategic places around the concrete so they can insert a rod to measure the depth of the voids under the concrete slabs. The holes are about the size of an ink pen and are patched with nonshrink grout afterward.

Holes aren’t drilled at every concrete leveling estimate, as sometimes there’s no need to measure the voids. If it is necessary, there are generally no more than 4 holes drilled in the concrete, even on large areas like garage floors or big porches.

Estimate Creation

Once the estimator has had time to thoroughly inspect the area, they will create your estimate on the spot and review it with you. We want to set realistic expectations and make sure you fully understand exactly what we will do.

After talking through the estimate, your estimator will email you a copy for you to review and confirm.

Do you have to be home during your concrete leveling estimate?

It’s great if you want to be there for your concrete leveling estimate, but it’s not necessary. As long as we can access the area, you don’t have to be home. We’ll email you a copy of your estimate for you to review once we finish up.

If you are not home, we will use the information you give when scheduling the estimate as a baseline for what your needs are. Pictures sent in will also be helpful to get an idea of the problem area and other concerns you may have.

How long does a concrete leveling estimate take?

A typical concrete leveling estimate usually takes anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes, including the time needed for inspection and discussion.

Asking the Right Questions

If you are home during the estimate, this is a great time to ask any questions you have about the process, timelines, estimate, and anything else that’s on your mind.

If you aren’t home during the estimate, you can always call your estimator with any questions you may have once you receive the estimate in your email inbox. Your estimator's contact information will be in the email and in the notes section of your estimate.

Our goal is to answer all of your with as much transparency as possible. We want to make sure you get the right solution for your individual needs, and that starts with making sure all of your questions are heard and answered.

If you’re not sure what questions you should be asking, we’ve created this list that will get you started: 13 Questions to Ask During Your Concrete Leveling Estimates

Now what?

Now that you know what to expect at your concrete leveling estimate, you’re one step closer to safe, level concrete.

Before your estimate, we recommend taking time to learn about the concrete leveling process. Below are some resources from A-1’s Concrete Academy that answer many of the most commonly asked questions by concrete leveling customers.

If you are interested in seeing what concrete leveling can do for you and haven’t already requested a free onsite inspection and cost estimate with a member of the A-1 team, click the link below!

Sarah Etler

Sarah Etler joined A-1 Concrete Leveling after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Northern Kentucky University. As A-1's Content Marketing Manager, she works closely with industry experts to produce content that will best answer questions related to concrete repair and maintenance practices. Sarah loves living a life full of discovery and is excited every day to see what new things she can learn and share with those around her.