Concrete raising specialist vs multi-service companies

When you experience problems with your concrete floors, it might not be clear who to call. Do you call a concrete-raising specialist, or do you call a multi-service company? Several multi-service, or “multi-purpose” companies advertise offering many services, including concrete raising. Multi-purpose companies can have their attention focused on several offerings, such as waterproofing, concrete coatings, power washing, etc. A concrete-raising specialist limits its focus by specializing in everything relating to concrete-raising.

Benefits of working with a concrete raising specialist 

Below are some of the benefits of working with a concrete-raising specialist:

  • Experience

Working with settled concrete is not as simple as some might think. These repairs require technicians who have undergone extensive training.  Concrete-raising specialists have a clear advantage in expertise and are able to provide the best on-the-job training programs. These “true specialists” have handled hundreds or thousands of projects over the years, enabling them to work through problems that otherwise baffle multi-purpose companies.

  • Work Quality

A true concrete-raising specialist provides only top-notch services. Experience, skill, and professionalism are required to take on a complex concrete lifting job. A concrete-raising specialist is well-trained in all aspects of concrete leveling. This knowledge enables them to handle all problems quickly and competently. You may not receive this high work quality from working with multi-service companies.

  • Proper Material

Concrete-raising specialists will have multiple types of lifting materials to address a multitude of issues.

  • Savings

Working with a concrete-raising specialist can save you money in the long run with a project done correctly. A multi-service company may not provide you with the best work quality, which may require that you spend more money on additional repairs or concrete replacement in the future.

Risks of Trusting a Multi-Purpose Company

Your concrete is a huge investment. If not raised or supported properly, you may end up needing to replace it. To raise concrete, very high levels of pressure are applied to the slabs to get them to move. While no one can guarantee not to crack a slab, it is certainly in your best interest to avoid companies that are not completely dedicated to these services.

One of the most important parts of a concrete-raising project is the initial assessment. Multi-purpose companies routinely rely on salespeople lacking extensive hands-on experience raising concrete. Without proper experience, these salespeople win projects their technicians later struggle with since the project wasn’t bid properly. 

Also consider the fact that multi-purpose companies want to sell their primary services in addition to concrete leveling. They may try to talk you into additional work you’d be better off dealing with in another way.

How to Choose a Concrete Leveling Company

The first thing is to clarify that the company’s focus is not diluted by offering other services such as concrete coatings or waterproofing. It’s a good idea to conduct thorough research on the company you want to work with. Below are some factors that can help you choose the best concrete leveling company to work with:

  • Trustworthy reputation

Go through online testimonials and reviews on the company’s websites and social media platforms. From there, you can determine the quality of work to expect.

  • Quality customer service

You can tell how good a company’s customer service is when you reach out to ask for quotations and make inquiries about their services. Fast responses and clear communication are signs of quality customer service.

  • Estimated cost

The estimate the company gives you certainly helps you determine whether you’ll work with them or not. A good concrete leveling company will provide a clear and concise estimate that doesn’t require you to break the bank.

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Working with a concrete-raising specialist is better than working with a multi-service company. A specialist will handle your job by paying attention to details. If you’re looking for a contractor to help with your sunken concrete in Northern Illinois, we at Acme Concrete Raising & Repair are here for you. We specialize in raising interior floors as well as most any sunken exterior flatwork. Our services are top-notch and budget-friendly.

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