A+ BBB-Rated Basement Floor Leveling Near You
A homeowner may reach a point where they cannot tolerate the uneven surface, cracks, and gaps caused by their sinking basement floors any longer. Additionally, if you are a homeowner planning to renovate your basement flooring, basement floor leveling is one of the most important factors to keep in mind.
With time, basement floors may develop slopes and depressions that will need to be leveled, especially if the homeowner intends to install tile or flooring over the cement. There is no need to be concerned, Olshan Foundation Repair offers one of the most affordable and efficient basement leveling services on the market.
With our PolyLift™ method for concrete leveling, we can bring almost any basement floor back to acceptable conditions in no time!
As a result, you have a level floor with little hassle.
In situations where access is limited and low intrusion is required, our PolyLift™ method is ideal for lifting and leveling basement floors. The Olshan Foundation Repair company is capable of leveling and raising sunken basement floors in a finished basement with a minimal amount of damage to the concrete and surrounding structure.
- Is Your Basement Floor Cracked, Sunken, or Uneven?
- Causes of Basement Floor Damage
- Warning Signs of a Damaged Basement Floor
- The PolyLift™ Concrete Leveling System
- Benefits of the PolyLift™ System
- How the PolyLift™ Basement Leveling System Works
- What Is the Cost of Leveling a Basement Floor?
- Reviews of Olshan’s Basement Leveling Services
The process of leveling a basement floor is simple. The affected areas of concrete are drilled through, our PolyLift™ method is applied, and the basement becomes fully functional again within just a few hours if not minutes.
This is as simple as it gets!
Learn more about our basement floor leveling contractors near you by scheduling an onsite or video quote with Olshan Foundation Repair today.
Is Your Basement Floor Cracked, Sunken, or Uneven?
Concrete is no longer properly supported once poor compaction, inadequate drainage, and water infiltration have taken their toll. Over time, this will cause cosmetic damage, additional moisture intrusion, foundation issues, cracking, and other potentially costly and hazardous issues in and around the home.
Olshan Foundation Repair also offers foundation repair services if further foundation damage has occurred as a result of basement floor damage being left unrepaired. Homeowners should understand and recognize the causes of basement floor damage and warning signs that indicate their basement floor needs to be leveled in order to take action before it’s too late.
Causes of Basement Floor Damage
Understanding the causes of basement floor cracking, sinking, or unevenness is important, as the homeowner will know how to prevent the damage from occurring.
When homeowners know the causes of basement floor sinking, cracking, or unevenness, they can effectively and accurately implement preventative measures that may eventually save them money on basement floor leveling and repair in the future.
Here are the most common causes that require basement floor repair:
- Poor Compaction – It is common for the building envelope where the home sits to be filled with loose soil and fill materials from the time the home was originally built. A great majority of homes have basements. In order to form the foundation walls, large holes are dug and the area around the foundation is over-excavated. Following the pouring of the foundation walls, this area is backfilled. As time passes, the loose fill tends to settle back into place. It is inevitable that the concrete structures sitting within the compaction zone will sink and settle over time as the soil below returns to its original position. Thus impacting the basement floor.
- Water – Irregular compression of soil occurs as a result of water. The poor drainage around the home, paired with rain, snow, and ice melt will cause the soil beneath the concrete basement to evacuate its open-air pockets and pools. When the moisture in the soil dries out, voids will form and the soil will collapse upon itself, destroying the concrete basement in the process. Therefore, the concrete basement floor will start to settle, sink, and crack. Similarly, flooding caused by a pipe leak under the concrete or a crack in the pipe may also result in the same problems. It should be noted, however, that the PolyLift™ Method we use is water-resistant. Thus, the underlying water issues that caused the basement floor damage may be lessened.
- Insufficient Drainage – It is inevitable to avoid concrete failure if water is continuously driven under it. The grading around many homes is neglected despite this, and water flows toward the cement and the foundation of the home. It is essential that homeowners correct inadequate drainage as soon as they become aware of it. It is likely that over time, the soil and overlying concrete will sink as a result of leaky gutters, downspouts, and prolonged watering of vegetation around the concrete. It is, therefore, necessary for homeowners to correct any issues with their water drainage systems around their home before correcting the damaged basement flooring, otherwise, problems can return.
Warning Signs of a Damaged Basement Floor
It is imperative that homeowners know the warning signs of a sinking or uneven basement floor in order to know when to take action.
If a homeowner is unaware of what the warning signs are for a sinking or uneven basement floor, they could unsuspectedly allow the damage to continue until the foundation is more seriously affected.
Leveling a basement floor early on is a lot easier and more cost effective than having to perform major structural and foundational repairs to save the integrity of the home.
Here are the most common warning signs that a basement needs to be leveled.
- Cracking Or Uneven Concrete – Concrete can be categorized into two types: new concrete and cracked concrete. While cracks in concrete are perfectly normal, excessive cracking that widens and grows is usually indicative of unstable soils beneath the concrete. In most cases, our PolyLift™ method can raise the concrete back into an acceptable position, and the cracks can be sealed. Additionally, this will decrease the likelihood that the concrete will settle further in the immediate future.
- Gaps Between Baseboard & Floor – There is a very good chance that the basement floor is sinking if there is a gap between the baseboard molding and the floor. Our PolyLift™ method will utilize polyurethane injections, and the basement floor will be lifted and leveled once again.
- Water Pooling In Basement Or Garage – When properly constructed and maintained, garage floors and basement floors should water away from the foundation. Whenever an individual drives their vehicle into their garage with ice or snow they may notice water pooling in the garage. The same goes for basement floors when walking in with snow, ice, or water on shoes and boots. Broken water pipes or excessive water entering the foundation walls can also result in water pooling in the basement. This may be an indication that the garage or basement floor has begun to sink. It is often possible to improve the drainage of water on the basement floor by leveling it, however, a drainage plan is often also recommended.
The PolyLift™ Concrete Leveling System
Sunken, cracked, or uneven basement floors are often overlooked or unnoticed by homeowners instead of immediately seeking repairs. It is certainly possible for homeowners to avoid repairing their unlevel basement floors altogether.
After all, basement floors are typically out of sight, so they tend to be out of mind.
The type of repair may not need to be decided immediately if the unevenness in the basement floor is not too severe. It is, however, important that homeowners not delay the leveling of their basement floors for a long period of time.
Doing nothing will not only leave a hazardous environment around the house but it can also result in further complications if water is pooling or running off into the home. Therefore, homeowners may not be aware of water damage to their foundation, which can result in more costly repairs in the future.
It is important to remember that there are many homeowners who will choose to delay the process of repair and lifting if they believe that it will take too long or create a mess in their homes and yards during the process.
As a result, Olshan Foundation Repair recommends contacting our basement floor leveling contractors near you so we can restore your basement home using polyurethane injection, foundation repair using piers, and/or basement waterproofing.
Benefits of the PolyLift™ System
Our advanced foundation experts have developed the PolyLift™ system to enable quick and efficient basement leveling services. Compared to outdated mudjacking systems, our PolyLift™ basement leveling system is faster, cleaner, and more affordable.
Besides being a great choice for residential use, it is also suitable for commercial use. It takes just minutes for our PolyLift™ system to restore sagging, damaged, or uneven concrete to an acceptable condition.
The structure and surrounding areas are minimally disrupted, allowing homeowners to continue with their daily routines without being distracted by loud noises or delays.
How the PolyLift™ Basement Leveling System Works
Our foundation experts use the Olshan PolyLift™ System, which is simple, fast, efficient, and leaves no mess behind.
This is how our process works:
- Before PolyLift™ – The presence of uneven concrete is associated with a variety of dangers, in addition to being an eyesore. There is no need to be concerned about the installation process of PolyLift™ since it is straightforward and efficient.
- PolyLift™ Step 1 – In order to reach the subgrade, a hole of ⅝ inches, about the size of a dime, must be drilled through the slab. After that, a Polyurethane mixture is pumped deep beneath the basement slab to fill the void between soil and concrete, which helps stabilize the structure.
- PolyLift™ Step 2 – Cleanliness and tidy work environments are maintained throughout the minimally invasive repair process. This repair is recommended if the home is structurally deficient and highly susceptible to stress.
- After PolyLift™ – With little to no mess, the concrete is gently lifted within minutes. We then patch and smooth the affected area. The process is simple.
What Is the Cost of Leveling a Basement Floor?
When homeowners notice their basement floor is sinking or has become uneven, basement floor leveling is probably the best solution.
While many may think that basement floor leveling consists of simply mixing up some concrete and applying it to the spot that is uneven, this may not be enough to fix the cause of the cracked, uneven, or sinking basement floor.
The cause of the damaged basement floor may lie underneath, meaning a more comprehensive repair is necessary.
A basement floor leveling project is estimated to cost about half as much as a complete floor replacement. Therefore, it is a much more cost-effective, accurate solution that can save homeowners from having to undertake a much larger, more expensive, and more time-consuming project in the future.
It is generally recommended that homeowners estimate the cost of leveling a basement floor at around $45 per square foot.
Reviews of Olshan’s Basement Leveling Services
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”Contacted Olshan regarding a free estimate for potential foundation repairs. After a short simple call, they scheduled me for an estimate the next day. Shortly after scheduling the estimate, my technician, Don, called me and quickly informed me of the general protocol, what to expect, and what steps would be taken if the foundation was found structurally compromised. The next day, Don gave me a courtesy call approximately an hour in advance to inform me that he was on his way. He arrived promptly and on-time, and was courteous, professional, and extremely knowledgeable throughout the entirety of the estimate. We concluded that I wasn’t in need of Olshan’s services at the time, but we setup a follow-up 6 months out. The entire experience was pleasant and non-intrusive, which I feel is a rarity when dealing with “free estimates.” I highly recommend contacting Olshan if you suspect any issues with you homes foundation.”
Zack Baker on Google
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”The crew of Miguel, Jose, Gabriel, Luis and Kevin supervised by Teo did a great job of installing a new below ground drainage system with utmost care and attention to details. Thank you very much for fixing what was a long term water management issue.”
Peter Hecht on Google
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐”I had an appointment with Olshan for a foundation assessment and received a call ahead from Tracy Gibbs to ask if she could come earlier than our scheduled appointment time. During the appointment, we discussed our past experience with the foundation assessment and she addressed my concerns after taking elevations that our elevations were within tolerance and no foundation repairs were needed at this time. It’s very reassuring to know that there are companies out there that still operate with integrity as a core value and don’t try to sell you something you don’t need. I was very pleased with her communication, professionalism, and honesty.”
Eman Esmaily on Google