Concrete Raising Corporation
We are a franchise of Concrete Raising Corporation of America located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. CRC has been raising and stabilizing settled concrete since 1947. CRC of Connecticut is a subsidiary company of Martin Laviero Contractors, Inc. located in Bristol, CT. Owner Gregory Laviero has over thirty years of concrete construction experience. We have made the financial commitment by buying state-of-the-art equipment, and affiliating ourselves with the country’s finest and oldest slabriasing contractor. We are dedicated to providing the finest slabriasing service in Connecticut. Our diverse customer base includes architects, builders, commercial warehouses, engineers, home owners, municipalities, paving contractors, real estate and property management companies, realtors, remodelers, school and college campuses. We will continue to serve anyone with a concrete problem.
What We Raise
Concrete Raising Corporation (CRC) can raise, level, and stabilize: sidewalks, driveways, garage floors, patios, pool decks, steps, stoops, curbs and gutters, concrete pavement (streets, highways, interstates), bridge approaches, industrial floors, parking lots, airport runways, and building foundations. In essence, virtually any slab-on-grade concrete within a residential, commercial, industrial, or municipal/State DOT setting can be raised back to its original grade.
How It Is Done
Concrete Raising Corporation (CRC) uses a calibrated cementitious grout (or slurry) to raise slabs and fill the voids beneath them. This process of raising concrete with concrete results in a repair that is impervious to water, and therefore a more permanent fix than other common methods.
The cementitious grout is pumped under pressure via small holes (generally less than two-inches in diameter) drilled through the concrete slabs. The grout displaces air pockets, water, and water-saturated materials, effectively stabilizing the sub-base or subgrade to provide uniform support. The CRC method raises the slab, fills the voids beneath the slab, and provides for a firm, more-permanent subgrade.
CRC IS NOT MUDJACKING! Mudjacking, as the name implies, utilizes a mixture of topsoil, water and admixtures which is hydraulically pumped into a hole drilled in a slab of sunken concrete. In as much as the material being used to raise the slab is the same material that is under the slab, erosion overtime typically does not result in a long-term fix.
Concrete Raising VS. Concrete Replacement
If the subgrade has failed, and the concrete is structurally-sound, why would you want to take on the cost of replacing the concrete? The cost to raise existing concrete is often 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of replacement (varying by location and job type).
If the concrete is structurally sound, and the concrete has settled, why not address the actual cause of the settlement: the sub-base or the subgrade.
If the subgrade needs to be fixed, FIX IT! You do NOT need to remove and install new concrete.
Saving Money is not the Only Benefit:
Walk on raised concrete immediately
Drive on raised concrete within hours
No Work Interruptions
We can complete our work on weekends or during the night hours
Avoid costly replacement of grass, flowers, shrubs, or trees that often occurs with replacing concrete