The winter season is the favorite for many people – roaring fires, the smell of evergreens, and beautiful snowfall. But there are many less-glamorous parts of the season as well. The cold weather can be brutal on many different parts of your house, and your concrete is no exception. As winter is approaching, you should consider investing in leveling your concrete. Taking care of broken or sunken concrete, sooner rather than later, will save you many headaches once winter starts.
One of the most tedious parts of winter is snow removal. Ensuring your driveway and walkways are snow-free can be difficult if the concrete is broken, cracked, or uneven. Uneven concrete can be a real hindrance to any method of snow removal, whether you go the more traditional route of shoveling snow, or you utilize a snowblower. Nothing is as frustrating as getting into a shoveling or snowblowing rhythm, only to have to stop short because you reached a broken part of your concrete. Making your concrete level before the first snowfall will make dealing with that weather condition so much easier.
Broken, cracked, or uneven concrete can also prove unsafe in icy weather conditions. The water runoff from melting snow can gather in the cracks or uneven locations in the concrete, making it unable to drain. This water can then easily freeze overnight, causing icy conditions that can be dangerous to even the most dexterous of people. Furthermore, uneven concrete can be easily obscured by snowfall, causing an easy tripping hazard. By leveling your concrete before winter hits, you will not only be protecting yourself from liability for any visitors that may come to your home, you are also providing a safer environment for your family.
Cracks and unevenness can occur for a variety of reasons, but nothing is as rough on your concrete than those cold winter months. As the temperatures fluctuate from below to above freezing, concrete expands and contracts. Over time, this causes the concrete to crack or break. If left untreated, the cracks will continue to expand and get worse over time. Additionally, water from melting snow can get caught in the cracks and then freeze. As water expands when it freezes, the crack in the concrete will expand as well.
If you are considering getting your concrete leveled, know that our foam leveling process cannot be completed if the ground is frozen. Since we inject the foam straight into the ground, if the soil is immobile, the process will not work. Therefore, completing this process before winter sets in is ideal.
We know there is a lot to get done around the house before the winter season comes, but do not underestimate the importance of leveling out your concrete. Fixing your concrete by foam leveling is a quick, relatively unobtrusive procedure that will ultimately save you a lot of time and frustration in the long run. Not only will it protect you and your family from tripping hazards and icy conditions, leveling your concrete now will prevent any further damage from occurring.
If you are ready to get started on your concrete leveling project, do not hesitate to contact us by filling out our easy online form or by calling us at (303) 883-3322 today!