Walkways and Sidewalks
Unleveled or sunken walkways and sidewalks are an eye sore and also potentially hazardous to pedestrians commuting on foot. If left untreated, property value in the neighborhood could decrease in value and be a deterrent to potential buyers when homeowners decide to sell in that area. Alongside this, the sunken concrete slabs in the walkways and sidewalks could lead to difficulties entering and leaving driveways or damages to vehicle’s suspensions and tires. This could cause avoidable repair costs and bills.
According to the studies, residents of neighborhoods with useable sidewalks are more likely to walk, they tend to have lower rates of cardiovascular disease, obesity, and other health issues related to sedentary lifestyles. Also, children who walk to school have been shown to have better concentration. A well-constructed walkway for a typical 50-foot-wide residential property might cost a builder $2,000, but it can return 15 times that investment in resale value. Lastly, in a scenario where two houses are nearly identical, the one with a five-foot-wide sidewalk and two street trees not only sells for $4,000 to $34,000 more but it also sells in less time. It pays both finically and for your health to have good sideways and walkways near your home and in your community.
Poly Lift USA can fix any sinking walkways and sidewalks in Florida, Georgia, and Dallas with our established polyurethane foam injection system handled by our trained professionals. Slab jacking, or mud jacking as it is commonly called, is a cost-effective alternative to replacing sunken concrete. We do this in four easy steps with lasting results. First, Small 5/8-inch holes are bored through the sunken slab. Second, an injector port is installed in each hole. Third, high-density foam is injected into the port, whereupon it expands and lifts the slab. Lastly, with the port removed, the holes are cleaned and patched with cement.