Whether you own or operate a business or apartment complex; replacing your concrete slabs will always be more expensive—in time and money—than raising and repairing it. If you have concrete slabs that have failed, then you should take these points into consideration when evaluating your options to resolve the issue.
Cost Benefits of Concrete Raising vs. Concrete Replacement
Benefit #1: Reduction in Labor & Service Costs
One of the main benefits of concrete raising compared to concrete replacement, is the reduction in cost you get to enjoy. To replace a concrete slab, you must hire a crew to demolish the slab, remove and discard it, stabilize the foundation below where it used to be, repour and let cure the new cement.
This is a lot of man power, hours, and materials, which ultimately equate to a much larger bill, and sometimes days to weeks worth of waiting.
Concrete raising lowers your overall costs, sometimes by up to 50% less than replacing the same concrete slabs, and is exponentially quicker in both completion and curing time.
Worked with Christina at Raise-Rite along with others. From beginning to end this company met my expectations. Realistic about the timing for the estimate and eventually the timing when I awarded them the work. Why? No fluff. I did my research ahead of time and in my communications with Raise-Rite they were very knowledgeable and up front about all aspects of what can be achieved when lifting old concrete. Photos taken as part of the estimate showed what the work would entail. I asked for adjustments which they did and ultimately performed the work exactly the way I expected. I had mud-jacking done years ago on the same concrete but in different area's. Clean up was great and the smaller holes used with Poly made difficult to see it was lifted. They also performed some additional work at no charge, suggested by the on-site crew. Small task but I had not asked for, they did anyway just because it was the rite thing to do.
Benefit #2: Minimal Impact on Surroundings
When replacing a slab of concrete, you must use (often large and heavy) equipment to demolish and re-pour the slab. This may force you to move / reorganize your warehouse or factory, or damage the landscape that surrounds the slab.
Concrete raising has little to no impact on your environmental surroundings. Equipment is parked off site, and has the ability to reach even hard-to-reach places, meaning you don’t need to work around the crew, they work around you.
Benefit #3: Minimize Potential for Injury
Whether you own a commercial building, or a tenant-occupied residence, the potential for injury greatly increases when you have uneven or compromised concrete slabs on your property.
Replacing concrete slabs can be a multi-day, or sometimes even multi-week period, which again, presents the possibility for your workers, tenants or passerby’s to fall subject to injury.
Concrete raising projects generally last 2-3 hours (sometimes longer, depending on the severity of the issue) and are ready immediately upon completion. Downtime, cost, and potential for injury are minimized substantially when you choose to raise and repair, compared to replacement.
Lunch & Learn for Engineers & Contractors
If you would like to learn more about foundation solutions using helical tiebacks, we offer a lunch and learn presentation program. We will educate you on the different applications of foundation piering over lunch. We also provide a technical manual available for the different types of piers we use for foundation stabilization & repair.