Residential Case Studies: This Walkway Needs to Switch Around, Toronto, ON
In Toronto, Ontario, a home was experiencing a troublesome walkway causing tripping hazards and foundation exposure. The walkway had started to sink closest to the theme, causing the slabs to slope inward, making water impede on wet days. The slabs were lowered to the point that the foundation was peaking out. The owners wanted to fix this walkway not only for the tripping hazards but to keep the foundation standing strong. After looking at our social media, Canadian Concrete Leveling appealed to the homeowners.
The homeowners inquired about the work, and we scheduled a day our Project Manager could come to the home and adequately quote the job. Our Project Manager, Joe, knew exactly what needed to be done and where when arriving at the house. He cited the homeowners for PolyLevel® injections along the inner side of the slabs closest to the home so that the concrete slabs can be raised beyond their original height and slope outward. The outward sloping will allow water to repel away from the house and into the lawn. Once the quote was made and the schematic was drafted, the information was relayed to our crew. Later that week, our Installation Specialist, Bill, arrived at the home and immediately went to work. He made his way to the side walkway and knew exactly what to do based on the schematic. He began drilling holes in the designated spots to prepare for the polyurethane to be injected through. From there, the caps were applied to the drilled points for holding the polyurethane gun in place. Once everything was secure, it was—time to pump the poly through. The voids are filled up immediately by the quick expanding PolyLevel®, and then the slabs will be lifted shortly after. With the process only taking less than half an hour from start to finish, the homeowners were taken back by how efficient everything was from beginning to end. As a result, this concrete walkway won't be causing any more problems
Before: Notice the sloping that's causing the foundation exposure.
Before: Between each slab, the concrete was sinking leaving many tripping hazards.
After: PolyLevel® injections are in place to cover up the foundation that was exposed earlier.
After: The walkway is now sloping outward.
After: A different angle.