Changing the oil in your generator, checking its fuel filters, and running it at regular intervals throughout the year are just a few well-known best maintenance practices. But making sure your generator sits flat and level is an aspect of taking care of the generator that you may have overlooked.
If the pad where your generator lives has started to sink and cause the generator to go off level, one of your options is concrete leveling – a process that lifts settled concrete slabs back up to their original position.
Here at A-1 Concrete Leveling, we've been helping our customers ensure that their emergency power source stays in the right position with our concrete leveling services for over 30 years.
In this article, we'll delve into the "why" and "how" of lifting your settled generator pad using concrete leveling, so you can rest assured that your backup power will be ready to save the day when needed.
Many folks place their generators on concrete slabs along the sides of their homes, often enclosed in protective generator garages. However, as time goes by, these slabs can settle, leaving your generator sitting at an uneven angle.
Keeping your generator on level ground is crucial for it to function properly. A level pad reduces stress and wear and tear on the unit, allowing it to work the way it was intended and maintain all of its important internal connections.
A settled generator pad may mean the difference between having emergency power when it's needed and leaving you helpless in critical situations.
Lifting your generator pad with concrete leveling can help you avoid the unlucky possibility of being without power when you need it most.
The concrete leveling process involves drilling strategic holes and injecting a leveling compound through the holes and beneath the settled slab, gently raising it back to level with the pressure from below. Once the pad position has been restored, the drill holes are sealed off, and voila!
The best part is that you don't even have to remove the generator from the pad during this process. The magic of concrete leveling can be done with your generator in place.
If any adjustments or repairs have been made to the generator, just let us know, and we'll keep an eye on them to help ensure a seamless leveling process.
Lifting a sinking or settled generator pad is a great option because it restores your generator to its proper position without the hassle of moving it for concrete replacement, which comes with its own set of risks.
Concrete leveling is a cost-effective process that won't leave your yard in ruins. Plus, most concrete leveling companies offer warranties on their repairs, providing peace of mind that your generator pad will remain where it should for the long haul.
If you want your generator to be your ultimate lifesaver during emergencies, keeping up with its maintenance is key. Making sure your generator is on level ground is just one piece of the maintenance puzzle, but it’s a crucial one.
Over the last 30 years here at A-1 Concrete, we’ve helped countless homeowners and businesses keep their emergency generators in good shape with our lifting and leveling services. But during this time, we've also seen what can happen when generators are left unlevel.
Don't wait for the situation to worsen – if you notice any sinking or settling causing your generator to sit off-kilter, take action promptly to help prevent damage.
If you're ready to see what concrete leveling can do for your sinking generator pad, click the link below to request a free onsite concrete inspection and cost estimate with an A-1 expert!
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