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The Basics of Raising Concrete

CONCRETE RAISING SERVICES FOR CHICAGO’S SUBURBS
Settled concrete is a common problem across Northern Illinois. Our harsh winters, spring thaw and dry summers wreak havoc on soil and concrete. Just as our seasons change, so does the ground and surrounding concrete. Every year, the weather in Northern Illinois often involves several thaw and refreezing cycles. When the ground changes, our concrete changes, and these changes cause problems – including settling. Concrete that sinks can create safety hazards and drainage issues. Safety hazards and drainage issues affect property values. Acme Concrete’s primary focus is to provide the best solution possible for this type of issue and others that may occur. We do this with a team of skilled professionals who provide outstanding service.

Smart Lift System – The Ultimate Solution for Settled Concrete
We created the Smart Lift System which specifically addresses the problems associated with sunken concrete. From raising sunken concrete to joint sealing and deep stabilization – Acme Concrete Raising & Repair does it all! We understand each and every job can be comprised of a unique set of circumstances. Providing cost-effective solutions that resolve underlying problems and providing repairs that last, is what our company is skilled at. With proper planning, our concrete lifting services can permanently raise and support nearly any concrete flatwork. This includes sidewalks, driveways, patios, steps, stoops, porches as well as basement and garage floors.


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Polyurethane Foam Injection – The Modern Way to Raise Concrete
A key component of Acme Concrete’s Smart Lift System is the material we use – Polyurethane. Once protected by US Patent, the method of raising concrete using polyurethane was specifically reserved for Department of Transportation projects. This advanced system was, and still is, used for highways and bridge approaches. Acme Concrete refers to this technology as Polyurethane Concrete Raising.

We specialize in providing this superior Polyurethane Concrete Raising solution across Chicagoland, including every residential, commercial and municipal application imaginable. Lifting concrete back up to grade using polyurethane is fast, clean, long-lasting and outperforms older methods and materials. Most sunken concrete can now be raised with polyurethane thus avoiding costly replacement.

What to Expect When Acme Raises Your Concrete
Hiring a contractor to perform work at your home or business can be a daunting task, especially if you’re not familiar with what is involved. Here are a few of the questions we receive from customers:

  • What will my concrete look like when you’re done? We have dozens of before and after pictures that will show you just how great your concrete will look when we’re done. Our repair process is the most non-invasive option available today, unlike replacement and mudjacking operations. Our modernized equipment allows easy access for hard to reach and highly populated areas all with minimal disturbance. We routinely raise concrete along flower beds, landscape features, behind homes, and at active and operating commercial sites.
  • How long will it take to raise my concrete? The majority of residential projects are completed within a matter of hours. Larger, more complex jobs like commercial contracts may require a full day or longer. Still, unlike mudjacking, our advanced process allows unrestricted use of lifted slabs immediately. If we raise a driveway – it can be driven on immediately. Our process for lifting concrete is so powerful, we have raised driveway sections with cars still parked on them! Learn more about the strength of polyurethane.
  • Why should we hire Acme Concrete? This answer is simple: Our system is the best! Using a team of highly skilled professionals, we raise concrete correctly, quickly affordably, and our repairs last! The crew at Acme Concrete has invested the time and resources to provide you with a service that includes the most sophisticated concrete raising equipment and materials available. We do NOT stock inexpensive mudjacking materials or operate mud pumps. Our customers deserve the best and therefore, we provide the best!

Acme Concrete is fully insured, has a great online presence and has received a ton of 5-star reviews. But let’s not stop there, here’s even more to consider when hiring a contractor.

These are just a sampling of questions routinely asked. Learn more at our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Have Settled Concrete? Where is it? Browse through our application specific pages to see where Acme Concrete has fixed problems just like yours!


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Sidewalks

Settled sidewalks can create drainage problems and dangerous trip.

 


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Patios & Pool Decks

We easily access hard to reach areas without damage to lawns or landscaping.

 


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Porches, Steps & Stoops

Is your concrete entryway bringing you down? We can lift it up in a jiffy!

 


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Driveways & Garage Floors

We raise large slabs and provide the strong support they need.

 

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