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How Do I Maintain a Lifted Driveway?

Driveway lifting is a concrete leveling process used to raise and level sunken or uneven concrete driveways, typically through injecting a material such as polyurethane foam under the concrete slab. 

What is driveway lifting and how does it work?

The foam expands and raises the slab to the desired level. Whereas completely removing and replacing the driveway can be highly disruptive, time-consuming, and costly, driveway lifting can be completed quickly and with minimal disruption to the surrounding area. The foam can also strengthen the slab, helping to prevent future settling.

Why might I need to lift my driveway?

Driveway repair through the process of driveway lifting can be the perfect solution to restoring a safe, even, and aesthetically pleasing surface to your property. Reasons for investing in driveway repair and concrete leveling can include:

Settling: 

Over time, driveways can settle and sink due to factors such as soil movement, poor drainage, and heavy loads, creating uneven surfaces and tripping hazards.

Water damage: 

Poor drainage can lead to water pooling on the driveway – which can cause cracking, heaving, and settling.

Cracking: 

Driveways can crack due to age, weather, and heavy loads. These cracks can worsen over time and create trip hazards.

Aesthetic reasons: 

A sunken or uneven driveway can detract from the overall appearance of the property.

Safety reasons: 

An uneven or sunken driveway can be a tripping hazard, especially for older adults or children.

How much does it cost to lift a driveway?

Poly-Mor Canada offers driveway repair and lifting in Calgary, Winnipeg, and Vancouver.  Our contractors are experienced in everything from driveway crack filler and concrete filling to full driveway levelling, lifting, and repair. 

The cost to lift a driveway will vary depending on a number of factors such as the size of the driveway, the condition of the slab, the type of material used to lift the slab, and the location of the property.

The cost of driveway lifting is generally significantly less expensive than the cost of removing and replacing a driveway.

What are the benefits of lifting a driveway?

Lifting a driveway is something you’ll want to consider if it’s important to you to improve the safety, appearance, and value of your property with our cost-effective and efficient concrete lifting solution at Poly-Mor Canada Inc. If you’re considering a sunken driveway repair, driveway lifting can offer a number of immediate and long-term benefits, including:

Improved safety: 

An uneven or sunken driveway can be a tripping hazard, especially for older adults or children. Lifting the driveway can make it safer to walk on.

Enhanced appearance: 

A sunken or uneven driveway can detract from the overall appearance of the property. Lifting the driveway can enhance its visual appeal.

Increased property value: 

A level and well-maintained driveway can increase the overall value of a property.

Better drainage: 

Poor drainage can lead to water pooling on the driveway, which can cause cracking, heaving, and settling. Lifting the driveway can improve drainage and prevent future damage.

Cost-effective solution: 

The cost of driveway lifting is generally less expensive than the cost of removing and replacing a driveway.

Minimal disruption: 

Driveway lifting can be completed quickly and with minimal disruption to the surrounding area, as opposed to completely removing and replacing the driveway.

Long-lasting: 

The materials used for lifting can be very durable and have a long lifespan.

Strengthen the slab: 

The materials used for lifting can also strengthen the slab, helping to prevent future settling and further sinking or unevenness.

How long does it take to lift a driveway?

The time it takes to lift a driveway varies depending on the size of the driveway and the condition of the slab. However, it is generally a relatively quick process, especially when compared to the process of replacing the driveway.

Driveway lifting can often be completed in a day, though it can take as much as a few days in some cases where the area of concrete repair is large and the issues more complex.  While the actual lifting process itself may take just a few hours, there is the preparation that must be done beforehand, as well as clean-up afterward that extends the time it takes to complete the full job of the driveway repair.

The process of concrete leveling and driveway lifting usually begins with cleaning the surface, drilling holes in the slab, and then injecting polyurethane foam into the holes. The foam expands and raises the slab to the desired level.

Poly-Mor Canada Inc. contractors will make sure that you have a timeline and clear understanding of the schedule before work begins. We offer concrete lifting and leveling, soil stabilization, and concrete repair services in Canada from west to east in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, the Greater Toronto area, and Halifax. For more information, visit https://www.poly-mor.ca/

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