Concrete Walkway Leveling and Repair in Northern Virginia
If you are considering repairing your concrete walkway or walkway because it’s sunken or uneven, turn to A-1 Concrete Leveling Northern Virginia. We are Northern Virginia’s locally owned branch of America’s largest concrete walkway leveling company. We will repair your walkway by leveling the concrete, rather than tearing it out and replacing it.
Leveling of a stamped concrete walkway 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 Northern Virginia, the main causes of unlevel concrete are water and clay soil. Rainfall causes clay to expand, while dry weather causes it to contract. This movement may crack or settle your concrete. Water may also freeze and thaw over the winter, causing soil under concrete to recede, or water can pool next to your concrete, causing erosion and settling. In addition, voids often form as a result of poorly compacted clay backfill.
"Our issue here with voids is really due mostly to the soil composition. We have something here we call dirt, but it's actually clay. When you disturb clay, it ends up being big and chunky and traps lots of air, so the issue that really causes a lot of problems here is when they excavate and backfill, they're backfilling with clay. It's uncompacted and has air entrapment and allows voids to form and the concrete to sink."
—Mark Howely, Owner, A-1 Concrete Leveling Northern Virginia
Walkway slabs present one of the bigger concrete nuisances, for both safety and aesthetic reasons. Fortunately, for A-1 Concrete Leveling Northern Virginia, even multiple sections of problem walkway slabs in one location are typically a straightforward fix. Our Northern Virginia team eliminates tripping hazards by creating smooth transitions between concrete porches, steps, and walkway slabs.
Our effective concrete walkway repair is often less expensive than foam leveling. We provide an efficient and high-quality process that, in most instances, can be used immediately after the repair.
Expect A-1 Concrete Leveling Northern Virginia to provide honest estimates, courteous service, and high-quality results that exceed your expectations.
Costs for your concrete walkway leveling job can vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- How many walkway slabs need to be leveled?
- How far has the walkway sunk?
- Are there any large voids under the walkway?
- Is the walkway close to other concrete, like driveways or steps?
So, although we can’t give you a specific cost for leveling your walkway, we can tell you that much of the time it can be significantly less than other alternatives.
Walkways can get out-of-level for a number of different reasons. But, the primary cause of sunken or uneven concrete walkways is water. Whether it’s water running under the walkway from a downspout, or water that’s getting under the slabs and causing the soil to expand or contract, which in turn causes the concrete to heave, A-1 Concrete Leveling Northern Virginia 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.
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.
Northern Virginia Concrete Walkway Leveling
Uneven walkways can be a major trip-hazard. Let A-1 Concrete Leveling Northern Virginia even your walkway up without the expense of replacement.
Walkways can be leveled without bothering the surrounding landscaping.
Even afterwards, nothing has moved with the plants along the walkway.
Northern VA Walkway Concrete Repair
This is a situation we see quite often. The walkway has broken away from the step and water has washed under the walkway creating a void, which caused it to sink.
This walkway 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 walkway was lifted, A-1 Northern VA installed a non-shrink, long-lasting caulk to the crack to keep water from getting under the slab again.
Walkway leveling, when done right, can be a great alternative to tearing it out and replacing it. But the key is “when done right.” Our walkway 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 walkway 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 walkway:
- Environmentally Friendly
- 2-Year Unlimited Warranty
- Lifetime Limited Warranty
- Quoted by an Experienced Technician
- Proven Patented Concrete Lifting Technology
- Professionally-trained Technicians
- No Job is Too Small or Too Large
- Drills 1-inch Holes for a More Attractive Restoration
- We’ll Level When You’re Home or Away
- Mixture Completely Fills Voids
- Free, Honest Estimate