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How long does it take to level concrete?

By Sarah Etler - 9/30/22, 6:20 AM

Concrete leveling is a fast and cost-effective way to lift your sunken concrete, but just how long does it take to do it?

You’re looking to revitalize your concrete but not sure how long it will take until it’s looking its best. Luckily for you, concrete leveling is a quick and efficient way to restore your concrete, without all the downsides that come with concrete replacement.

Here at A-1 Concrete Leveling, we’ve been lifting settled slabs and repairing sunken concrete for over 30 years, and in this time we’ve developed our process and found how long our jobs generally last, and which factors make them last longer.

This article will walk you through the time needed for concrete leveling, the factors that increase repair time, and how long you need to wait before using your concrete after the repair is complete.

Time Needed for Concrete Leveling

While there is no “typical” concrete leveling repair, the majority of our jobs are completed within one day.

As an example, a standard concrete step and 5-panel sidewalk repair could take around three hours to complete.

Jobs that typically can take more than one day to finish are porches, garages, and pools. When multiple areas around a property are being leveled on the same day, it can also cause the repair to take longer.

Factors That Increase Repair Time

Here is a list of things that cause a concrete leveling job to take longer:

  • Size

It makes sense that the larger the repair, the more time it will take. Larger repairs require more material and time to recover sunken slabs, and they generally have more drill holes that need to be patched after the slabs are lifted.

  • Complexity

Complex jobs also require more time to complete. The number of problem points that need to be addressed, the number of physical obstacles in the way of the lift, and the proximity to nearby porches, pools, or buildings are all factors that make a leveling job more complex.

  • Accessibility

A main benefit of concrete leveling is its ability to access hard-to-reach areas without disturbing landscaping, lawns, or interiors. However, if a repair is in a tricky spot, it could take longer to complete.

  • Weather

Like most outdoor services, we are always navigating the weather. If the weather is bad, we may have to move the repair to the next day. While not ideal, it is possible that weather can impact the time it takes to complete a concrete leveling job.

Learning more about how weather affects concrete leveling.

  • Caulking

If you have a lot of cracks or expansion joints that need to be taken care of, this will likely add more time to the repair. Concrete caulking is a great way to preserve your concrete and protect from freeze-thaw cycle damage.

We also offer concrete cleaning and sealing as an additional service that can be done during your concrete leveling appointment.

Wait Time to Use Concrete

After a concrete leveling repair, the concrete is weight-bearing right away, but we recommend limiting the use of the concrete to foot traffic for the first 24 hours. 

It’s also important not to disturb the drill hole patches or caulking for 24 hours, as these things need time to cure.

Summary

Concrete leveling is a great way to restore your concrete, and you now know that it’s a quick way to get the results you’re looking for, especially when compared to the hassle of concrete replacement.

Want to see what concrete leveling can do for you? Get in touch with a member of the A-1 Concrete Leveling team or click the link below to fill out an estimate request form!

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