CONCRETE SIDEWALK LEVELING AND REPAIR RICHMOND, VA
If you are considering repairing your concrete sidewalk or walkway because it’s sunken or uneven, turn to A-1 Concrete Leveling Richmond. We are Richmond’s locally owned branch of America’s largest concrete sidewalk leveling company. We will repair your sidewalk by leveling the concrete, rather than tearing it out and replacing it.
Sidewalk Leveling of a stamped concrete sidewalk using an environmentally friendly limestone grout mixture pumped beneath the concrete. This creates a rock-solid base ensuring many years of level concrete, eliminating trip-hazards and restoring beauty to the home.
In Richmond, rainfall causes clay soil to expand, while dry weather causes it to contract. This movement may crack or settle your concrete. Water may also pool next to your concrete, causing erosion and settling.
Sidewalk slabs present one of the bigger concrete nuisances, for both safety and aesthetic reasons. Fortunately, with A-1 Concrete Leveling Richmond, even multiple sections of problem sidewalk slabs in one location are typically a straightforward fix. Our Richmond team eliminates tripping hazards by creating smooth transitions between concrete porches, steps, and sidewalk slabs.
Our effective concrete sidewalk repair is usually done at a fraction of the cost of tearing it out and replacing it and is often less expensive than foam leveling. We provide an efficient and high-quality concrete sidewalk repair process that, in most instances, can be used immediately after the repair.
Expect A-1 Concrete Richmond to deliver hands-on on-site customer service, honest estimates, and a swift turnaround that exceeds your expectations.
Costs for your concrete sidewalk leveling job can vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- How many sidewalk slabs need to be leveled?
- How far has the sidewalk sunk?
- Are there any large voids under the sidewalk?
- Is the sidewalk close to other concrete, like driveways or steps?
So, although we can’t give you a specific cost for leveling your sidewalk, we can tell you that most of the time it will be significantly less than other alternatives.
Sidewalks can get out-of-level for a number of different reasons. But, the primary cause of sunken, or uneven concrete sidewalks is water. Whether it’s water running under the sidewalk from a downspout or water that’s getting under the slabs causing the soil to expand or contract, which in turn causes the concrete to heave, A-1 Concrete Richmond will always recommend ways to stop your concrete walkways and sidewalks from sinking in the future—ensuring you have beautiful, safe concrete for years to come.
“Because we have expansive clays in that area, when everything's really wet the clay expands, and when it dries it shrinks. And that's when most of the cracking in the foundations and settling in the slabs occurs: once you go from wet to dry.”
—Stafford Carey, Owner, A-1 Concrete Leveling Richmond
Other than seeing our work in person, there’s no better way to get a handle on what our process can accomplish than to look at some before and after photos. Take a look at these examples below to get a sense of how our concrete leveling process works, and the results you can expect.
Richmond Concrete Sidewalk Leveling
Uneven sidewalks can be a major trip-hazard. Let A-1 Concrete Leveling Richmond even your sidewalk up without the expense of replacement.
Sidewalks can be leveled without bothering the surrounding landscaping.
Even afterwards, nothing has moved with the plants along the sidewalk.
Richmond Sidewalk Concrete Repair
This is a situation we see quite often. The sidewalk has broken away from the step and water has washed under the walkway creating a void, which caused the sidewalk to sink.
This sidewalk had sunk so much, rain was washing the landscaping over the crack, most likely funneling water beneath the slab causing more damage.
After the concrete sidewalk was lifted, A-1 Richmond installed a non-shrink, long-lasting caulk to the crack to keep water from getting under the slab again.
Sidewalk Leveling, when done right, can be a great alternative to tearing it out and replacing it. But the key is “when done right.” Our sidewalk leveling process has been refined over the years until we’ve got it down to a science. Sure there’s still some art to it, and our “Concrete Whisperers” are highly skilled at knowing just how to move a sidewalk slab the way they want it to go, but the process is actually pretty simple.
Here are just a few reasons why you should choose A-1 to level your concrete sidewalk:
- No Job is Too Small or Too Large
- Concrete is Ready to Use the Same Day
- Proven, Patented Concrete Lifting Technology
- 5-year Warranty on all Concrete Leveling Work
- Often More Affordable Than Foam Leveling
- Owner Operated and Managed
- Locally Owned and Operated
- Environmentally Friendly Concrete Lifting
- Grout Made from Local Limestone
- Courteous, Professional Service
What the Richmond area community is saying:
“Requested estimate on leveling sidewalk slab that had sunk over 4 inches on one end. This was at the porch, so this situation left a dangerous and very large first step on and off.
Got a response almost immediately and sent a few pictures. Very painless process. I got a quote that same day, and after I expressed some concern about the possibility of breakage during the process the estimator actually came to the house and checked out the situation quite carefully. Now very comfortable, I accepted the quote and the guys came out the following week (delayed mainly because of the weather).
They finished the job quickly and cleaned everything up before leaving. I am a 100% satisfied customer and would not hesitate to recommend A-1 Concrete or to use them again if necessary! Everyone I dealt with was extremely courteous and a joy to work with.”
— Gary, A-1 Concrete Leveling Richmond customer
FEATURED TEAM MEMBER
A-1 Concrete has done two jobs for me recently. The most difficult was replacement of the 36'x5.5' aggregate concrete surface of the porch of my home. They removed the 30 year old cracked and sunken concrete surface, tamped down the sand and gravel fill below the surface, installed all new flashing and plastic and poured a new aggregate surface. It looks beautiful and blends nicely with the aggregate concrete sidewalk in front of the porch. They also installed three tie rods and decorative cast iron anchor plates in the shape of stars to stabilize the exterior brick wall of the porch. The rods tie back through the main foundation wall at the back of the porch. This was a difficult bit of work and they completely met my expectations. They returned several times to get the cast iron anchor plates installed perfectly. A wonderful job which repaired the porch and added a beautiful architectural detail to the house!! The next was a sidewalk leveling and repair at my local church where I serve as a deacon. They leveled 10 sidewalk slabs in our 27 year old concrete sidewalk. They did a great job on the badly cracked and uneven sidewalk and their pricing was very reasonable. They were on time and did great work. A very good value!