As a leader in concrete raising and leveling in the Kansas City area, the PolyMagic team has over 60 years combined experience within the construction industry. PolyMagic has a 5-star rating on Google Reviews, and would like a chance to bid your project. Check out some past examples of homeowners and commercial projects our team completed. Simply click on the below category and view the before and after pictures, along with pricing.
The Kansas City winter is now in full swing! The thaw and freeze cycle continues… 50º one day, 10º and ice/snow the next. This is definitely the perfect mix of worsening cracks in commercial and residential concrete surfaces, specifically driveways, sidewalks, stairs, garage approaches, and porches. Let’s explore 3 Tips for Reducing Damage to Driveway Cracking.
While concrete may seem like a dense material, it is actually quite porous. Similar to KC’s weather, snow and ice are frequently hitting your driveway, melting and thawing over and over…. the water from this cycle seeps down inside the concrete surface.
Consequently, when the temperature drops below freezing, the said water that seeps down inside the concrete surface freezes, causing the concrete to expand. The stress this process causes will eventually worsen and causing hazardous uneven concrete surfaces.
To prevent driveway damage this winter to worsen follow these expert Tips for Reducing Damage to Driveway Cracking:
Tip #1: Shovel, shovel, and shovel!
Over the past month, KC has seen its share of snow, so we’re all probably used to getting out the snow shovel. It’s important to get the entire driveway, not just a pathway to the front door, or two tire paths. Any snow left on the concrete driveway will eventually melt and seep into the concrete, as discussed above.
Each time it snows, take the extra time to clear away the snow from the entire driveway. This will allow for less damage on your concrete driveway. If cracks are already present, it will reduce the worsening stage; and if you haven’t seen cracks yet, this will help prevent them. Another helpful shoveling tip… be sure to always use a plastic shovel, as a metal snow shovel can scratch and your driveway, especially when the temperatures dip below 30º.
Tip 2: Avoid Using Deicing Salts on Driveways
Yep, we all see the snow plows dropping tons of deicing salt each time the weather channel murmurs the word snow, however you should not follow this same protocol on your driveway. Obviously deicers work for the purpose of public roadways and parking lots, as they turn ice into slush which is easier to remove. However the salty slush water produced by a deicer can actually cause more harm to the concrete.
The quick reaction time of melting the ice with deicing salts gives water more of an opportunity to infiltrate the concrete. Plus, since salt attracts water, using a deicer can cause your driveway to become even more saturated than it would otherwise be. You have other options for deicing, including:
- Spreading sand or fine gravel on your driveway won’t melt the snow or ice, but it will help provide traction and halt the water from seeping into the concrete. This is an easy and relatively inexpensive alternative to deicer salt.
- Protecting your driveway with a salt-resistant sealer. Sealers are a solid solution because they prevent further damage to your concrete by minimizing the amount of water that can seep into the surface after the snow and ice melt. There are several options for this even at your local hardware store. Here’s an option from Home Depot…
Tip #3: Repair Uneven and Cracking Concrete
There are times when the damage to your concrete is already causing trip hazards, so the final tip is repairing the cracks. Just how can you find the right concrete repair company within the KC area? PolyMagic has over 70 5-star reviews for their polyjacking services. See additional information on the difference in mudjacking and polyjacking and know how PolyMagic can help you!
When considering companies to repair your uneven concrete, it’s important to be aware of the lingo. Do you know the difference between mudjacking and the newest and most efficient process on the market – polyjacking? It’s important to at least know the basics so you can better interact with your potential concrete repair company. Companies like PolyMagic take the time to actually speak with you and explain the process that will best suit your needs. They respect your time and will only offer the best solution. Let’s check out the Top 3 Reasons Why Polyjacking is Most Effective:
#1: Cost Effective – Concrete raising is typically about 33% less than replacing the same concrete. Ultimately, the cost of raising or stabilizing concrete is a direct reflection of how much leveling material the project will require. The experienced team at PolyMagic is equipped to offer a free estimate and walk you through each step of the process for the most cost effective solution that fits your needs.
#2: Time – Polyjacking has very little ‘rest’ time compared to other processes, such as mudjacking. You will experience little to no down time. This is great for the high traffic areas around your house – concrete stairs, driveway, sidewalks, porches, and patios. Less of a construction site to deal with around your house!
#3: Lightweight – The polyurethane mixture will never lose density. It is permanent and weighs only about 2 pounds per cubic foot. Compared to traditional mudjacking that weighs about 100 pounds per cubic foot.
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Do you have uneven concrete issues? Trip hazards? Let the experts at PolyMagic, KC’s leading polyjacking and concrete lifting experts, help you out. This is something you want to get under control before the winter thaw and freeze cycle worsens the issues. Residential or commercial! Driveways, stairs, porches, basement slabs, pool slabs, sidewalks, and more! Click below to watch the latest video from PolyMagic!
Over 50 5-star reviews…. PolyMagic is doing something right! We are different from other concrete lifting/raising companies. We take the time to focus on the customer, find the most effective and efficient solution, and explain the process to each customer. Many customers are familiar with mudjacking, so when we explain our process of polyjacking (also called polylifting, polyleveling), customers are ready to see the results! PolyMagic services the greater KC area (radius of 45 miles from downtown KC), and focuses on sidewalks, driveways, stairs, basement slabs, pool slabs, garage approaches, porches, patios, and commercial areas.
From uneven sidewalks to garage trip hazards, PolyMagic has seen it all across the Kansas City area. As a climate that experiences every season, Kansas City residential concrete areas need some TLC just as your lawn needs to be mowed. Check out some insight on how to tell when your concrete needs repair.
The most obvious sign is visual cracking. Cracks on your sidewalks, driveways, and garages can come from many factors, including the harsh winter freeze/thaw cycle, foundation issues, tree roots, and even heavy machinery or equipment. The crew at PolyMagic has decades of experience in construction and concrete repair within the Midwestern region.
Concrete sinking happens, and PolyMagic is here to create a solution using polyjacking. This technique involves injecting concrete material below the sunken concrete, raising it to the point where it is level again. When looking for a reputable company near you, you should do your homework. Take some time to pull up google reviews, get multiple quotes, and ask the company for references. These three elements of the homework phase will tell you a lot about your decision to proceed with the company.
A clear indication that your concrete needs repair is trip hazards. Repairing the driveway doesn’t need to be an elaborate process. PolyMagic even makes it so easy that you can simply upload a few project photos of your problem areas to the quoter form, and we’ll get back to you ASAP!
I cannot say enough good things about working with this company! Vince and Jerry were very professional and offered remarkable customer service. I called PolyMagic in a panic as we were in a rush to get paperwork for closing after getting the run around from another company. Right away, Jerry was on site for an estimate and they got paperwork to my lending agent almost immediately. Jerry showed up on time and completed the work in the rain with no complaints. Great job, guys! We are thankful for you!
– Lezlea H.
Do you have an area with uneven concrete posing a trip hazard or aesthetically displeasing? Let us bring your property up to par! Get a free quote today!
The most obvious out of the 3 signs your driveway needs some TLC is visual cracking. Concrete cracks can be a result of many factors, including the freeze/thaw cycle, foundation issues, deep tree roots, and even heavy machinery or equipment. Cracking can be a gradual process, but with the temperament of a below freezing midwestern winter, the cracking can be sped up. With the winter the Kansas City area had this year, any hairline crack has probably grown and magnified in length and width. The crew at PolyMagic has the experience of construction and concrete repair within the Midwestern region. Let us check out your problem areas and provide an honest quote.
When your concrete slabs, driveways, and steps become uneven and begin to sink, a cost effective solution for many concrete repair companies is mudjacking. This is a suitable way to lift the concrete, but the evolution of polyjacking has shown greater advantages compared to that of mudjacking. The process can also be known as mud jacking, concrete raising, concrete lifting, or slabjacking, and is a technique that involves injecting concrete material below the sunken concrete, raising it to the point where it is level again. When looking for a reputable company near you, you should do your homework. Take some time to pull up google reviews, get multiple quotes, and ask the company for references. These three elements of the homework phase will tell you a lot about your decision to proceed with the company.
Related: Comparing polyjacking vs. mudjacking
Uneven concrete is many times overlooked by homeowners until the problem becomes a dangerous tripping hazard or when it’s time to resell your home. Let’s explore some reasons to repair uneven concrete in your garage to eliminate headaches and unsafe areas on your property.
#1: Tripping Hazard
One of the main reasons for repairing uneven concrete is for safety purposes. When concrete becomes uneven, or crumbles, it can become very dangerous and result in tripping hazards for residents and visitors to the home. Your home insurance policy may even require this type of repair be completed to remain compliant with the policy coverage. The last thing you want to happen is for someone to fall on the uneven surface within your garage, resulting in more problems (monetary and safety) than what it would take to find a reputable company to mudjack or polyjack the concrete. Investing in your property, safety, and resell value are all many reasons to utilize a concrete slab repair company.
#2: Further Damage
The unevenness of the concrete in your garage will likely result in further damage to your foundation and concrete slab. The longer the uneven surface is left untreated and not repaired, the longer the amount of time for water and even freezing temperatures to further crack the concrete. The optimal time for repair is when you begin to notice the uneven surface. Many reputable concrete repair companies, such as Kansas City’s PolyMagic, will provide free quotes. PolyMagic even takes it a step further with their online quoting functionality. You are able to upload images of your problem area to their online system (https://www.polymagic.net/request-a-quote/) and their experienced team will review the project and offer a quote. Check out this time-saving tool!
Another one of the Reasons to Repair Uneven Concrete in Your Garage is that uneven surfaces is the perfect spot for water puddling. Just like a flat roadway, when you have dips and uneven surfaces and it rains, the dips fill with water, creating puddling. Within a confined area such as a garage, the moisture tends to stay inside of the uneven surfaces and cracks, causing additional issues. If you live in an area with climate changes, specifically freezing temperatures, the collection of water, turning to ice, can be a major issue. The ice causes the concrete to expand, resulting in more serious issues. Kansas City’s PolyMagic is one fo the companies that has extensive experience with repairing uneven concrete surfaces resulting from ice repair.
Are you ready to take the next step and get a quote or reach out to a mudjacking or polyjacking company in your area? Here are some tips for finding the right match for your needs.
Finding a Concrete Repair Company in Your Area can be a time-consuming process. One of the most effective and precise ways to find a reputable, reliable, and experienced mudjacking/polyjacking company is sifting through their Google Reviews. Many companies have less than 10 reviews, which really won’t give you a true understanding of the full experience. However, one specific Kansas City-based concrete repair company, PolyMagic, has over 35 reviews to date, with a 5-star rating! The reviews all have a common theme, which highlights the honest, hard-working and knowledgeable team that comes out, on time, to complete the project right the first time. Time seems to be the common theme for PolyMagic! We’re here to save you time! Check out the latest google review from a customer about his experience!
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Check out this before and after at a daycare in the Kansas City area that PolyMagic just completed. Uneven concrete is a tripping hazard, so the playground at this childcare needed to be brought up to a safe surface.
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A warranty can have so many different meanings to residential homeowners. As the go-to polyjacking company in the Kansas City area, PolyMagic wants to offer some points of consideration when comparing bids and specifically the warranty options.
Let’s look at three key elements to consider when reviewing bids from concrete repair companies.
Have you researched the company on Google reviews? Are there any specific reviews that refer to warranty work? Any concrete repair company can promise an overextended length of time on the warranty, but will they truly honor that? Ask the concrete repair company for references or their past few customers to call and inquire about their experience with your team.
#2: Business Practice
Over 75% of new businesses close within the first three years of operation. You may want to evaluate if a correlation between a lower estimate you receive from a concrete repair company and the length of time in business exists. Are the two related? Again, do your research and look at Google reviews to get some real feedback!
#3: Read the fine print
When reviewing the differences in a polyjacking warranty for each company you are considering, be sure to review the fine print, including the clauses. Most warranties offered by polyjacking companies include clauses that reference drainage, water flow, and acceptable deviation. Be sure you’re aware of the clauses and if you have questions or concerns, address those before committing.
PolyMagic is committed to providing customer service in a responsive, responsible, and realistic manner. As the leading concrete repair company in the Kansas City area, PolyMagic is recognized for their responsiveness and honesty with customers. One specific customer left a five-star review,
I would recommend this company in a heartbeat. In this day and age, when so many companies don’t fulfill their work, or treat you like you’re just money in their pocket, PolyMagic goes above and beyond to satisfy you, stand behind their work, and treat you like a friend. I had a young man, named Jerry come out last year, and polyjack my sidewalk and the pillars on my front porch, which had settled into a void. They did a wonderful job, were polite, and fulfilled all the questions I had. Well, with a terrible drought that we had this past summer, the pillars on my porch started sagging again…..I made a call to Vince, the owner, sent him pictures of what was going on, and, he sent Jerry back out. Not only was he here exactly when he told me he’d be, but he also took care of my problem at hand. No extra charge…they stood behind their warranty from the work they did last year. Not only is the drought not their fault, nor the soil pulling away, but they felt like they needed to stand behind their work. I give Jerry and the company 5-stars, and, beyond. Thank you, guys!
PolyMagic will provide a stable and accurate solution to your concrete repair needs around the Kansas City, NE Kansas, and central Missouri areas. The PolyMagic team is experienced, knowledgeable, and solutions-based, and wants to respect your time. A new quoting tool was implemented on the PolyMagic website, https://www.polymagic.net/request-a-quote/, that allows you to upload pictures of your project so our team can provide an accurate estimate within a timely manner, all while allowing you to proceed with your daily routine!