Residential Photo Album: Older Couple Concerned with Trip Hazards in Oakville, Ontario
An ugly front step into your home can leave you wishing for something different. It’s the last thing you see when you go and the first thing you see when you get back home.
In Oakville, Ontario, a customer had grown tired of his front and side steps. The once beautiful concrete was tarnished by sinking, which formed a trip hazard. The customer and his wife were elderly, along with their friends, and they were beginning to become hesitant about hosting guests. The side entry had settled so much they couldn’t use the step in its current form.
Project Manager Kyle O’Brien met with the couple and inspected the exterior of their home. He explained how washed-out concrete creates voids, making room for the slabs to sink. Kyle recommended our PolyLevel® System, which uses expanding polyurethane injections to lift concrete and compress soil below. He also told the customers about our NexusPro® Sealant, keeping water from seeping beneath the repaired steps.
Foreman Kyle McKeown started the repair process by drilling dime-sized holes in the concrete surface to use as injection ports. These tiny holes allow access to below the slabs. PolyLevel® is a two-part mixture that blends and expands, bringing the concrete back to a level grade. Next, Kyle sealed any seams and cracks with NexusPro®. This flexible sealant is UV-resistant, keeping it durable for years.
The couple is thrilled they decided to call Canadian Concrete Leveling for their trip concerns. They’re looking forward to having friends over again and appreciate everything from our team.
Front Steps Before
The customers were also concerned about water seeping beneath the steps and down into their basement
Front Steps After
NexusPro® is available in six different colours to match the surrounding concrete
Side Steps Before
This entry was their biggest concern, and made outdoor chores more difficult
Side Steps After
PolyLevel® prevents the issue from returning by compressing fill soils and filling any voids below