Radiant-Heat Concrete Repair

Radiant-Heat Concrete Repair

Concrete Leveling repairs existing materials. This is more environmentally friendly and has significant cost savingsĀ over replacement–particularly true when working with a premium concrete such as stamped concrete or radiant-heat concrete.   A1 Concrete Leveling recently raised a sidewalk at an industrial complex in Moon Township that was equipped with radiant heat. The versatility of our leveling process allowed us to drill into the side of the curb and raise the concrete, radiant tubing and all.   The savings were measured not only in dollars and cents, but also minutes and hours. A1 was able to complete the entire repair in a matter of hours, a key savings over the business-interuption of...
Typical concrete sidewalk repair

Typical concrete sidewalk repair

Penley Place, Pittsburgh 4/7/11, a photo by A1 Concrete – Great Lakes on Flickr. The orange dot in the upper left of this picture indicates almost a 3/4″ height difference between the two concrete sidewalk slabs. While this trip hazard tapers down to less on the right hand side of this picture, there’s a good 4′ feet of safety issue in this example, which is right outside a set of steps to the front entrance of two units in the complex. Typically, this problem will only get worse each season as the lower slab collects and traps water in the gap between (and underneath) the two slabs. The freeze and thaw of one winter cycle is enough to move and crack concrete sidewalk...
Concrete leveling is subtle?

Concrete leveling is subtle?

Penley Place, Pittsburgh 4/7/11, a photo by A1 Concrete – Great Lakes on Flickr. We’re starting our new blog with the story of a recent job that illustrates many benefits of A1Concrete Leveling’s unique patented equipment and approach to some of the most subtle concrete repair situations a property manager might encounter. Now “subtle” isn’t a word you likely associate with “concrete leveling”, but what else would you call a trip hazard less than an 1/8″ high? The state of Pennsylvania uses the “two quarters” rule for determining trip hazard correction on the properties it manages, like the Penley Place housing complex in Pittsburgh where we worked earlier in the month. Here you can see our foreman Mitch demonstrating the smallest of the corrections we made to over 100 concrete sidewalk slabs in two days; any height difference between slabs greater than this is defined as an unacceptable safety hazard in state code. Fortunately there are some more dramatic corrections on this job we’ll share in upcoming...
East Liberty Apartments

East Liberty Apartments

We adjusted over 100 concrete sidewalk slabs on this project in just two days, without demolition, dust, debris or inconvenience for the residents, improving safety and leaving the grass and landscaping untouched! Here’s a quick slideshow of this job from our Flickr account. [slickr-flickr tag=”penley”] With the spring season for physical plant and property maintenance has arrived. We’re already busy with sidewalk repair work throughout Pittsburgh; driveways, slabs and concrete foundations,too! We’ll be getting into more detail of this and other projects here on our new blog, where you can watch us...