Lifting Sunken Concrete Driveway Pads

Why repair? (1) Prevent possible injury from tripping, (2) stop the continued sinking and cracking of the concrete pads, and (3) improve the look of the driveway.
I had tripped on the raised edge separating two concrete driveway pads while getting out of the car several times since we purchased this 40-year-old house, and I was concerned for the safety of myself, my wife, our friends, visitors and elderly members of our family (my father is 93).
The options? (1) remove and replace the sunken and cracked concrete pad for an estimated cost of $6,000 (I got three estimates), (2) lift the broken pads at a cost of $2,500, (3) do nothing and hope that no one gets injured. Easy decision, don't you think?


  1. Mike hanley

    Mike hanley

    55 phút trước

    Great stuff.

  2. Nate V

    Nate V

    Giờ trước

    1.4k dislikes? Jealous?

  3. Visceral


    2 giờ trước

    *"some good quality cock"*

  4. Ethan Kranes

    Ethan Kranes

    4 giờ trước

    "usually I have a guy helping me" story of my life.

  5. MoistGoat


    4 giờ trước

    If more employees were like this, I'd be happier to pay for repairs on stuff rather than doing it myself (in some cases of course, I''d never try to do this myself, god no.)

  6. Colin Floyd

    Colin Floyd

    5 giờ trước

    Being a service guy for a plumbing and heating company. Wish I had a gentleman like this in our company. Wtg

  7. Mallory R

    Mallory R

    5 giờ trước

    Don't trust someone who can't tie their shoes right.

  8. popogast


    6 giờ trước

    So much effort in repairing a car inlet? Some people seem to have it.



    6 giờ trước

    Read the comments below mine. That's how I feel. Amazingly friendly employee. Not pissy, just happy to educate. Cool to see.

  10. Shaka's closet

    Shaka's closet

    6 giờ trước

    Looks great.

  11. rcdogman duh

    rcdogman duh

    6 giờ trước

    Hard working kid with pride in what he is doing! Need more like him.

  12. Wintermute vs Neuromancer

    Wintermute vs Neuromancer

    7 giờ trước


  13. s baxter

    s baxter

    8 giờ trước

    Clever but toxic.

  14. JackSwatman


    9 giờ trước

    When a company is this open and transparent and willing to talk to you about their methods you know they're trustworthy and worth your money

  15. EleegY


    9 giờ trước

    you pump something under you driveway where you could put sand ?

    • EleegY


      9 giờ trước

      and when it poisen doesnt it hurt the water thats in the underground

  16. juntun741


    9 giờ trước

    How much does this cost compared to normal concrete repair?

  17. cpt awesome

    cpt awesome

    10 giờ trước

    Driveways should always have rebar and be poured 4-6inch thick for residential. For the cracks they have a synthetic material concrete patch that you can get different colors in that will last forever and it's got a bit of flex to it.

  18. johnny rotten

    johnny rotten

    10 giờ trước

    Cool shit

  19. Tek83


    10 giờ trước

    That foam wont hold the weight for long.

  20. southtxblues


    10 giờ trước

    Suppose you need the opposite? I have a concrete apron that has risen 1# above my driveway and the sidewalk and needs to be lowered?

  21. Keith Johnson

    Keith Johnson

    10 giờ trước

    What the hell is a “ sawzah” I am guessing you are referencing a “Sawzall”?

  22. Carlos Singleton

    Carlos Singleton

    10 giờ trước

    How do you lift the slab if there's a curb?

  23. Rik Miles

    Rik Miles

    11 giờ trước

    What a friggen mess..., sucker born every day. Why would you pay some to go through all this work to save a cracked to hell driveway? Why would you even want to save a piece a crap like that? Holes everywhere patched to death, concrete patch spilled everywhere wow. They have this thing called a jackhammer that would fix all and just haul it away.

  24. UploaderNine


    11 giờ trước

    Fill in those cracks with quality caulk. Not cock

  25. simon martin

    simon martin

    11 giờ trước

    Cool video, very conscientious employee

  26. Stephen Shaw

    Stephen Shaw

    12 giờ trước

    When the foam spurted out, it splashed on his glasses. It could have gotten in his eyes, so where are his safety glasses or face shield?

    • mrmactknife


      5 giờ trước

      I was thinking that.

  27. TheManLab7


    13 giờ trước

    It's definitely not diamond. All SDS, masonry and tile bits are carbide tipped. There are probably other tools that use carbide for masonry work but I don't use them. Diamond is use for holesaw's, chain saw's chop saws and grinders. The grade of synthetic diamond makes a world of difference when it comes to cutting.

  28. GAME VIC


    17 giờ trước

    For real...I just clicked this, because in the thumbnail I thought that white thing was a skull... WTF

  29. 15 DurangoRT

    15 DurangoRT

    18 giờ trước

    I know it's better than $6000 but $2500 still seems high to me.

    • Teo Ebratt

      Teo Ebratt

      13 giờ trước

      15 DurangoRT but you can park on it the same day. Where if you tore it up and poured a new driveway you wouldn’t have a driveway for a few days. So it’s pretty convenient even if it isn’t a 100% proper.

  30. Micky Driver

    Micky Driver

    18 giờ trước

    Such an interesting video.

  31. rmordica


    18 giờ trước

    You can tell this guy is used to saying the same things to customers. The problems hes fixing are probably extremely common so theres more shit to talk about.

  32. Viral_Patriot


    18 giờ trước

    I need to get my shit together at work.

  33. R P

    R P

    20 giờ trước

    I wish every serviceman was him.

  34. Paco Javier

    Paco Javier

    21 giờ trước

    I should be sleeping but here I am for some reason watching how driveways are lifted

    • 1995 Wilton

      1995 Wilton

      4 giờ trước

      Same lol

  35. fart ole big

    fart ole big

    23 giờ trước

    my ocd kicked in u put that brick back lol noice

  36. Johnny Ringo

    Johnny Ringo

    23 giờ trước

    That guy did a great job. Great attitude also. That's real customer service that you rarely see anymore these days.

  37. Victor PONCE

    Victor PONCE

    23 giờ trước

    So thats how they do it. Ok got it

  38. Jeffrey Hinkel

    Jeffrey Hinkel

    23 giờ trước

    Why am I watching this?... I'll never even own a driveway.

    • Marcel F

      Marcel F

      21 giờ trước


  39. Tito Denino

    Tito Denino

    Ngày trước

    Kid was very professional.

  40. Michael Mullan

    Michael Mullan

    Ngày trước

    I loved the video, the employee is great as well but I think they should give this guy a level to throw across the slabs so he does not have to keep rubbing his hands to check level.

  41. Mike ES

    Mike ES

    Ngày trước

    Why so many dis-likes? I'm surprised

  42. Tyler Anderson

    Tyler Anderson

    Ngày trước

    So how they repair those cracks now?

  43. Andrew Urbanczyk

    Andrew Urbanczyk

    Ngày trước

    10:34 "Now we can fill in those cracks with some good quality cock."

  44. Keith cerce

    Keith cerce

    Ngày trước

    Good man, great job

  45. Rodney Henrichs

    Rodney Henrichs

    Ngày trước

    I hope you slipped that guy a $20 bill

  46. Pato


    Ngày trước

    Employee any company in this industry would die to have!

  47. sfrisco niners

    sfrisco niners

    Ngày trước

    Are there companies here in the Bay Area that do this . , cause if not I would love to start one . Lol

  48. udaysaleen


    Ngày trước

    all praise the youtube algorithm

  49. DaLizMs


    Ngày trước

    good spot to jack off from.

  50. Justin Carroll

    Justin Carroll

    Ngày trước

    That was pretty cool

  51. Daniel Arias

    Daniel Arias

    Ngày trước

    Great customer service skills. That should be their certified trainer

  52. Pissed up Gamer

    Pissed up Gamer

    Ngày trước

    Sausage juice is the new super juice 🥤

  53. Craig Cooper

    Craig Cooper

    Ngày trước

    I have no idea why i watched this video as i have no need of ever having it done lol

  54. moemann cann

    moemann cann

    Ngày trước

    Pro Tip- Water the drill bit hole for longer life, wet or dry bit,keeps bit head cool

  55. Dean Alm

    Dean Alm

    Ngày trước

    Most people don't realize that concrete is a vary large contributor to Carbon dioxide gains, save a slab and you reduce landfills and CO emissions from the new slab.

    • Benjamin Griffith

      Benjamin Griffith

      23 giờ trước

      Blame cowfarts

  56. gchsbus


    Ngày trước

    Instead of being cheap and allowing the chemicals of the spray foam to enter the groundwater, the homeowner could of done it the right way by hiring a demolition company and pulling a permit and demolishing the driveway, haul the broken driveway away, have the dirt set and leveled, then have a concrete company lay a new slab. Simple and the right way.

  57. MOTwaccoe


    Ngày trước

    Only person I know that gets to lay down on the job lol..... good vid

  58. NonstopLyrics


    Ngày trước

    1:15 do you really need to idle that commercial vehicle for that long?

    • Ryan Bond

      Ryan Bond

      23 giờ trước

      I think it's running the equipment inside of it.

  59. Brett


    Ngày trước

    Good rep for the company he's working for.

  60. Shaun


    Ngày trước

    A really good job, well done

  61. BigHead2615


    Ngày trước

    I'm going to have to go take another look at my home's driveway, but man, I can remember as a kid, if I was on roller blades, a skateboard OR a razor scooter, I ALWAYS was tripped and fell forward off this one particular part of the driveway, that basically was slightly raised higher than the further-down part (I guess it's slabs, like I said, I'll have to go take another look later). I'm kind of surprised I never chipped or broke any teeth when that was happening. I definitely got some skinned and scraped areas on my arms and legs though, but I never broke any bones either :\ (then again, my uncle always said I was built like a brick shithouse....)

  62. ThatGuy


    Ngày trước

    I imagine for the amount you're paying for this band aid, for not too much more you could have the job done right and just have new reinforced concrete laid.

    • ThatGuy


      23 giờ trước

      +Benjamin Griffith You get what you pay for. He's going to be spending another $1200 in a few years. And another a few years after that. Until $7000 won't look like too much.

    • Benjamin Griffith

      Benjamin Griffith

      23 giờ trước

      You better keep on imagining, this was around a $1,200 job. A new driveway at that size for removal and reinstallation would have been upwards of $7,000.

  63. sladdy patty

    sladdy patty

    2 ngày trước

    10:37 LMAO

  64. sladdy patty

    sladdy patty

    2 ngày trước

    I like this guy

  65. petes workshop

    petes workshop

    2 ngày trước

    I got tree roots LIFTING my drive. Is there a goo for that?

    • Blair Aquilia

      Blair Aquilia

      Ngày trước


  66. Jose Ortega

    Jose Ortega

    2 ngày trước

    How much did that cost?

  67. Blaznmax 88

    Blaznmax 88

    2 ngày trước

    Not a diamond bit. Carbit hilti sts bit

  68. Yeet Yeet

    Yeet Yeet

    2 ngày trước

    VNchannel algorithm doing ya good

  69. James T. jr

    James T. jr

    2 ngày trước

    That employee was one of the nicest guys I've ever seen on a video nice job too.

  70. D'Arcy Price

    D'Arcy Price

    2 ngày trước

    Poor fat boy doing a brain dead job. Move on my friend.

    • Bengus81


      2 ngày trước

      Talk about brain dead,guess you've never got a bid on replacing all of a drive or even part of one.

  71. dganz1


    2 ngày trước

    I pay 90/month for cable tv and never watch nothing. I come to youtube and it shows me this, or making rustic bread, smoking ribs, dr pimple popper or whatever and I watch it for and learn something new.

    • JonnyD3ath


      14 giờ trước

      dganz1 youtube has far exceeded the limitations of TV

  72. Cobone


    2 ngày trước

    You might as well change the slab than go through all of this...

    • Erik Jorgensen

      Erik Jorgensen

      2 ngày trước

      Why pay 3x as much?

  73. Clearanceman2


    2 ngày trước

    "I'd buy this house in a second, but the driveway has holes drilled all over it."

    • Clearanceman2


      2 ngày trước

      +Erik Jorgensen Yeah, I was kidding.

    • Erik Jorgensen

      Erik Jorgensen

      2 ngày trước

      You mean the holes that he filled with cement and are now not visible?

  74. david blue

    david blue

    2 ngày trước

    Very impressive young man and I hope his employer appreciates him!

    • Alicia Rosario

      Alicia Rosario

      Ngày trước

      Xdr. CD

  75. Jon McLain

    Jon McLain

    2 ngày trước

    It was really fun listening to this dude talked about his job he handled himself well

  76. Philosophically Trying

    Philosophically Trying

    2 ngày trước

    If youtube wants me to see this (which actually is great :)) I can't help from commenting. So here's me adding some salt to the mix. The guy is great. Knowledgeable, polite, and hard working. But that insulation-foam is really really bad for mammals as stated in the video. Great video, great guy, great job, but I'm no friend of the material used. He's gonna get ill from that dust.

    • Erik Jorgensen

      Erik Jorgensen

      2 ngày trước

      It is non-water-soluble and does not leach. As long as the mammals are not under the slab, it is not a problem.

  77. Andrew Lohbihler

    Andrew Lohbihler

    2 ngày trước

    How much did he charge for that service?

  78. 3kRand


    2 ngày trước

    this is such a baby boomer video

  79. MXO F1

    MXO F1

    3 ngày trước

    Concrete Creampie Yeah buddy!

  80. TheAverageNoob


    3 ngày trước

    i like that he took the time to clean up and make it look as if nothing happened

  81. Brandon Knight

    Brandon Knight

    3 ngày trước

    I think employee was doing alot of bullshitting

  82. Rst28


    3 ngày trước

    VERY PRO. Not often seen today..

  83. brad ledford

    brad ledford

    3 ngày trước

    Damn this guy is an absolute professional

  84. Jonny B

    Jonny B

    3 ngày trước

    4:25 Like that vise grip rig on his tool

  85. spacetime


    3 ngày trước

    I watched the whole thing....did not expect that...ok wow.

  86. Flat Strap

    Flat Strap

    3 ngày trước

    Top young worker ....few and far between

  87. John Q. Citizen

    John Q. Citizen

    3 ngày trước

    Gotta say, $2,500 is pretty spendy for that much work, generally speaking. Even if a batch of the filler materials + one week's payment on the truck and equipment + a singular employee's wage for less than a day ran $750, that's *still* $1,750 profit for a service call lasting less than half a day. And, I'm sure this young man could easily knock out 2 of these appointments per day. I recently had a complex 300 sq. foot lower section of composite roofing + sheathing + flashing replaced on my house, with 3 employees working for 6 or 7 hours, and paid less than $2,000. Do the math.

    • triangleswinger RC

      triangleswinger RC

      23 giờ trước

      Can't do the math when you didn't give a time frame, they could have spent 6 months on your house or 60min, depending on that would determine if the 2000$ was a good deal lmao.

  88. Dal James

    Dal James

    3 ngày trước

    Buy that guy a pair of new boots. Amazing worker. Professional and dedicated.

    • DesecratedReaper


      Ngày trước

      they'd get ruined right away bc of the foam, look at his jeans. He'd go broke trying to keep clean.

  89. DANIMALjjmn Hj

    DANIMALjjmn Hj

    3 ngày trước

    Good to see there’s still some great employees/ homeowners out there.👍

  90. Jeffster


    3 ngày trước

    and then muricans wonder how they drown with concrete everywhere..

  91. Namdor


    3 ngày trước

    How did I end up here?



    3 ngày trước

    Damn I'm really impressed with the friendly employee...and how knowledgeable he was. Thank you for sharing this video!

  93. Gold Coast Customs

    Gold Coast Customs

    3 ngày trước

    Give that guy a raise and a sales job

  94. Astronaut detective

    Astronaut detective

    3 ngày trước

    That's just going to sink again.

  95. Michael Steel

    Michael Steel

    3 ngày trước

    I hope you become a mole one day and someone gets rid of you.

  96. Vism33 33msiV

    Vism33 33msiV

    3 ngày trước

    This guy needs a good raise. He explained this in laymans terms He likes what he does. Must be a good company to work for.

  97. Eric Garner

    Eric Garner

    3 ngày trước

    What a great kid! Hardworking and knowledgeable.

  98. m y p a r a d i s e

    m y p a r a d i s e

    3 ngày trước

    a proper german pflaster for that little way would be around 20k, but its 10 times more quality holds forever

  99. Vanarani Moodley

    Vanarani Moodley

    3 ngày trước

    This stuff doesn't work on wet ground city council spent 40 million stabilizing concrete highway but water under the concrete made it very unstable cracked all over highway now needs to be redone with tar

    • fightfanian


      Ngày trước

      I work for the largest installer in America, probably the world, we use a hydrophobic foam, it absolutely works on wet ground. If the water isn't managed after installation it can fail because the foam sits on top of the soil. If the soil erodes the foam isn't sitting on anything.

  100. Marc Giol

    Marc Giol

    3 ngày trước

    Using polymers just to lift a slab... pretty sad the way we pollutte the enviorment. In 50 years we will guess why there are microplastics everywhere...

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