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Dropped slab in Hawthorn Woods, IL

Raising settled concrete with polyurethane is almost always the quickest, most economical thing to do when you have concrete that has dropped. But what about stamped or stained concrete? The answer is the same – raising your dropped slabs with polyurethane … Continue reading

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Dropped steps in Elgin, IL

When concrete settles, it is something that typically happens slowly over several years. It’s understandable when you use the concrete on a daily basis, whether it’s a sidewalk, stoop or set of steps, the fact that your concrete is dropping can be … Continue reading

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Sidewalk raised by tree roots

In practical terms, concrete can not be lowered. In fact, in more cases than not, solutions to concrete problems do not involve needing to lower slabs. Most concrete trip hazards and misalignment problems develop slowly over time and are the result of … Continue reading

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When this Elgin customer called us, they had recently purchased a new home. Along with the new home, the customer inherited a very unsafe sidewalk!  The sidewalk led to the front door from another sidewalk leading to their driveway.  In … Continue reading

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Concrete driveway settled in Maple Park, IL

Many people are unaware of just how easy and economical it is to raise concrete slabs that dropped due to settling.  Some may think that since concrete installation is costly and invasive – why wouldn’t repairing it be the same? … Continue reading

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Acme Concrete at a Mt. Prospect apartment complex.

Acme Concrete Raising & Repair participated in a large renovation project in Mt. Prospect, IL.  Acme was contracted by a major restoration company to perform concrete raising services for 13 multi-story apartment buildings.  These buildings were receiving beautiful updates along with many ground improvements. … Continue reading

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Concrete sidewalks typically border parking areas near commercial properties.  This type of sidewalk is often constructed alongside a curb requiring people to step up or down. Stepping up or down typically occurs without much thought or effort. People are usually going about their day and don’t often … Continue reading

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Sunken commercial concrete stairs

This Wauconda, IL business dealt with these crooked, sagging stairs for a long time. The main hazards included improper step height and unlevel surfaces.  These were particularly dangerous during freezing conditions when ice would develop.  This stairway is also used daily as it … Continue reading

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Acme Concrete Raising & Repair was contracted by a Barrington customer to lift and support a concrete slab used as a hot tub base.  Our repair process, Polyurethane, was selected due to it’s light weight, sheer strength and resistance against washout. This slab … Continue reading

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