2 Benefits Of Slab Lifting

Posted on: 27 March 2017

When you have a piece of concrete that is sinking into the ground or is otherwise crooked and uneven, then a potential solution to your problem is slab lifting. Slab lifting is a process that involves drilling holes in a slab, and pumping a mixture of sand, cement, and other elements into the ground underneath the slab. This is going to effectively raise the slab, and even it out. There are several benefits that come along with using the method of slab lifting, rather than using other methods. Here are three benefits of slab lifting in more detail. 

Cost Less Than Replacement 

One benefit of choosing slab lifting, rather than replacing your entire slab, is because it generally going to be much more cost effective. If you were to replace the slab, you are going to first have to pay to have the original slab demolish and then removed. After this is done and paid for, you are then going to have to pay for an entirely new slab, which can get very pricey depending on how big the slab is. Finally, you will have to pay the labor costs of having this new slab installed, which can be fairly high depending on how long it takes for the slab to be installed. In great contrast, when you choose slab lifting, you are only going to need to pay for the mixture that is placed underneath the slab to lift it, as well as the labor costs. Most of the time, the cost of slab lifting is going to be substantially less than replacement, and is going to repair the issue with your slab incredibly well. 

Takes Much Less Time Than Replacement 

Slap lifting is also going to take much less time than slab replacement. The slab can likely have the holes drilled in it and the mixture poured underneath it in a single day. This will allow your slab to be completely fixed within a day or so. On the other hand, slab replacement is going to be a much more lengthy process because it is going to include several steps. You will start with having the slab demolished, then having it removed, then a new slab will need to be installed in place of the old one. This is likely going to take several days to complete So, if you need the replacement done quickly, slab lifting is likely the best way to go. 

For more information, talk to a professional like T. Luckey Sons, Inc.