What is Raising Your Pavement?

Time does a lot to a home and to everything that is going on around it, including your driveway. That being said, if you see your sidewalk, walkway, or driveway starting to sink, do you have options in order to fix it? Are you going to have to rip it out and start all over again? And what about the cost of making that happen?

If you talk to hardscapes contractors, they may recommend raising your pavement. What is this process? Let’s take a look.

Inspection

First, they’ll come in and see what’s going on with your pavement. More often than not, they’ll be able to determine if it’s worth your time to raise the pavement or if it’s better off getting completely replaced. They will give their recommendation at this point.

Raising Your Pavement  

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If you raise your pavement, the process is simple. What the professionals will do is put concrete material under the concrete and, essentially, pump it up like you would a balloon. It will, gently, raise the concrete and make it even with everything else.

Filling in Cracks

There will be some cosmetic things to sort out at this point. So, they will fill in all of the cracks and ensure that everything is as secure as it can be, preventing future problems and making your driveway or other walkway look as good as new.

Talk to professionals that know about these processes so that you can see what it is that you’re going to need to do to prepare the area and take care of everything related to it before they come. By having a plan in place and knowing what it is that you need to do there, you can be sure that you’ve got everything that you need.