When we bought our house, one of the problems we knew we would need to address was the tripping hazard caused by a driveway and sidewalk that had settled. This picture shows where the sidewalk and driveway meet.
Critters were even living under the driveway- we’d sometimes see a ground squirrel scurry into the washed out area next to the flower bed.
At the other end of the sidewalk, the stairs had started to pull away from the front porch.
Fast forward to this summer, a few years later…. After talking to a few concrete people to make sure there weren’t any underlying issues like sink holes, we were assured that mudjacking would remedy the situation.
The guys from A1 Concrete Leveling came out and drilled holes in the driveway and along the sidewalk. They also had to cut between the two sections of driveway where it had sunk in order to keep the concrete from binding and breaking off in chunks as it was lifted. Next, they pumped concrete into the holes until the driveway sections and the sidewalk were lifted and level.
They caulked the seams, grouted the steps, and did a really nice job of cleaning up the concrete dust. The whole process took a few hours- much less time, hassle, and expense than ripping out and repouring the driveway.
Not exactly a fun thing to spend money on, but it was necessary for safety reasons. Not the type of “pretty” or diy project I usually share, either, but I thought you might be interested in the process, in case you ever have settling issues with your driveway.
A1 Concrete Leveling hasn’t paid me for a review, doesn’t even know I’m writing this. We chose them because they gave us a detailed “map” of exactly where they would drill and pump, a good warranty, and a comparable bid to others we had obtained.
But don’t you just hate spending money on non-fun, but necessary projects?