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What do you hate about shoveling?

If you are anything like me, you hate shoveling snow!  The worst part about shoveling is when you really get going and start making some progress and then ‘wham’! your shovel comes to a complete stop jamming your wrist.  Normally, this would hurt pretty bad, but you are now freezing cold on top of it all and it hurts even more.

What happened?  Well, the beauty of living in Wisconsin is that moisture in the ground freezes.  This is when “The Frost Sets In”.  When water freezes, it expands.  This is why your slabs of concrete can look so out of place during the winter (if they were not already last fall).  The major problem with this process is that it can damage the soil below your concrete slabs.  When things warm up again the soil can be more compact than it was in the fall.  This will allow the weight of the slab to settled with the overburdened soil.

How do you fix this? You have a couple of options when it comes to repairing settled concrete.

Replace It:

Replacing the slab can be costly.  You need to come in with heavy equipment to remove the slab that is in otherwise good condition.  Poor the new slab and hope the dog does not walk across it leaving his permanent signature in the slab.

Raise It:

Fast, easy and inexpensive, concrete raising is the method of drilling small holes in the concrete to inject material under the slab to raise it back to level.  This repair is typically half the cost of replacement and typically comes with a warranty against settlement.

It is easy enough to forget about settled concrete, until you are shoveling snow and jam your wrist or trip with an armful of groceries.  Before you curse your concrete, call RaiseRite for a free estimate and see how easy and inexpensive it can be to raise your settled concrete.

Please feel free to navigate our website or call, we would be more than happy to answer your questions and help you with your concrete repair needs.

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