A Storied Past with a Unique Geography
The Outer Banks is home to the first English child born in the New World, the first flight of a motorized airplane, and the tallest brick lighthouse in the United States. For an area of about 60,000 residents, that’s a lot of history. Equally interesting is the geographical makeup of the land mass- a thin strip of islands sliding down the coast of North Carolina and parts of Virginia. At it’s widest point, the Outer Banks is about 3.5 miles wide but regularly narrows to less than a mile wide as it parallels the coast.
With such an odd geography, it’s no surprise that the Outer Banks has had it’s fair share of troubles. With storms frequently coming through during hurricane season and structurally unstable soils that are largely comprised of sand, infrastructure damage and flooding is an ongoing reality for Outer Banks residents. For homeowners, this is especially true for pool decks, driveways, and garage slabs. The slow shifting of sand under concrete or the quick washout of sand and soil during storms can cause widespread concrete damage for communities along the Outer Banks. From Corolla to Hatteras, this has been an ongoing issue that Jackcrete has been able to address.
Other Contractors Don’t Visit the OBX, Why Do You?
Jackcrete uses group-based scheduling to decide where to visit, and when an area has enough requests to necessitate a visit, we go. With the huge need the Outer Banks has for concrete lifting and leveling around pools, driveways, and garages, Jackcrete is constantly getting calls from OBX homeowners and real estate professionals. Though it’s not a daily routine, Jackcrete tries to visit the Outer Banks at least 3-4 times a month.
How Expensive is Concrete Leveling in the Outer Banks?
Our projects in the Outer Banks have the same pricing model as anywhere else. Because of the high number of estimate requests from Corolla, Hatteras, Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, and Manteo, we regularly get enough projects to allow us to keep our base pricing without adding an extra fee for distance.
Outer Banks concrete repair can cost anywhere from $750 for a small project to $4,000-$6,000 for the stabilization of an interior slab or the correction of an entire pool deck. We price our proposals based on estimated foam usage which we calculate by taking measurements of all sunken areas along with how much each area has settled.
How Long Do Your Concrete Projects Take?
Luckily for Outer Banks homeowners, our foam leveling projects are often slightly quicker than normal due to the easily compacted sandy soil. A simple sidewalk or drivewalk project will take between 30 minutes to an hour, and a large pool deck lifting project or interior house stabilization will take from 2-4 hours depending on the size of the slab(s) and the amount of settlement.