Why You Should Repair Your Concrete Slabs BEFORE Winter Arrives

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 by Katerina Hladikova

It may be sunny outside right now, but it won’t be long until the snow starts to fall. If the concrete slabs in your driveway and sidewalks are uneven, they create tripping hazards. The danger of tripping hazards is multiplied once there is snow cover because people can no longer see and avoid them. Most falls, especially in the elderly, happen in the winter months.  

In addition to tripping hazards, leaving uneven concrete slabs will make clearing snow difficult. If your driveway concrete slabs are uneven, you will end up hitting the uneven spots with your shovel. This could not only break your shovel, but potentially result in injury for you as well.

More importantly, if people walk on your sidewalk or driveway before you have had the chance to clear it, they won’t find out about the uneven slabs until it’s too late and they fall. This could result in more than just a harmless bruise, and lead to lengthy lawsuits that could end up costing you a lot of time, stress, and money.  

When the snow melts, it will pool in the sunken concrete slabs and freeze. More snow will fall on top of it and cover up the ice. This is the leading cause of falls that result in serious injury in the wintertime. 

You may think that repairing your concrete slabs is too much of a hassle; not only do you have to take time out of your schedule, there is a whole process that will be loud and messy, that will have to take place. You may be thinking of concrete replacement, but don’t worry, there is a cleaner and faster way of raising your concrete slabs

The PolyLevel method will raise any concrete slabs using less holes than other methods, that are much smaller, about the size of a dime. It can be driven on within 15 minutes of installation. This is an environmentally friendly method that reduces trip hazards and restores property value.


Don’t wait until a nasty fall or broken shovel to repair your sunken concrete slabs, fix them now! Call Midwest Basement Systems at 1-515-289-1606 for a free estimate today!

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