Concrete Leveling:
Helping Reduce Your
 Corporate Carbon
    Footprint…




           www.a1concreteraising.com
 The process of raising sunken concrete slabs
      through the use of hydraulic pressure injection
      where a grout, ...
 Climate change

   Global warming, GHGs, CO2, melting icecaps
 Energy

   Clean vs. dirty, renewable, biofuels, petro...
 The ecological footprint, which is an estimate of how
               much land and water is needed to produce all the
  ...
 Carbon footprint - effect you have on climate in terms
  of the total amount of greenhouse gases you produce
  throughou...
Source: www.carbonfootprint.com
 Carbon dioxide (CO2) has accumulated the most in
  the atmosphere and is presently having the greatest
  cumulative warm...
Population              Energy Consumption

      5%
           7%                        25%


88%
                      ...
18%       Commercial Bldgs
                                                                    9.75%
56%                  ...
 Cement is an ingredient of concrete
    Four elements used for manufacture: calcium, silicon,
     aluminum, and iron
...
 United States of America
 People's Republic of China (Mainland)
 Russian Federation
 India
 Japan
 Germany
 Canada...
 Concrete is the most widely used building
 material on the planet
   Second most used material in the world behind wate...
52%      Process Emissions
Cement
                               18%                43%      Fuel Combustion
             ...
Material Manufacturing


 The average life of a
                                 Construction
  building shell is in the
...
 Use “green” building materials whenever possible
 Examine your exterior drainage regularly and
  maintain to ensure wat...
 Increased technology allows for “green” building products
 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED):
 Devel...
 Greenhouse Gas Protocol
   An accounting tool for quantifying emissions for
    businesses
 The 2030 Blueprint
 Green...
 Reduce downtime ~ same day use of slabs
 Extend life of existing slabs
 Save 50% to 70% versus the cost of replacement...
A-1’s self-contained patented
                                                               pumping system


   1        ...
Anatomy of a Lift:
                                        Cheektowaga, NY – 07/01/07
                        Before: Anat...
Support
Raised Interior Conference Room
            Saved Down-Time & Tax-Payer $$$




Municipal    Wheatfield, NY – 10/08/08
Raised Interior Garage
            Saved Down-Time & Tax-Payer $$$




Municipal      Wales, NY – 7/29/08
Raised Interior Warehouse Slab
                 Saved Down-time and a Forklift




             BEFORE                    ...
Kept Patio From Falling Away…
                          Property Management Company Keeps
                                ...
Saved a Patio for the Customer
                           Helping Keep Medical Bills to a Minimum!




                   ...
No More Water Rollin’ In…
                            Redirected Surface Water Drainage




                   BEFORE     ...
Patio Raised & Resurfaced!!!
                                                   This customer re-established their
       ...
Re-Directed Drainage Away
                              from the House!
                         Made the Drive in a Littl...
Raised Driveway Upper Apron
                                      Eliminated 4” Drop and Severe
                          ...
Eliminated Severe Trip Hazards
                          Transitioned Slabs to Accommodate Walking!




                  ...
Rescued Pool Deck from Bulldozer!




                   BEFORE                         AFTER
                            ...
Open Discussion…
   Questions?
   Thank You!
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This seminar was presented at the Facilities Management Expo in Depew, New York, in November of 2008. Focused on concrete leveling as an environmentally friendly, green application which can assist corporations in reducing their carbon footprint.

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  1. 1. Concrete Leveling: Helping Reduce Your Corporate Carbon Footprint… www.a1concreteraising.com
  2. 2.  The process of raising sunken concrete slabs through the use of hydraulic pressure injection where a grout, or other base material, creates a new sub-base by filling voids beneath concrete slabs and hydraulically raising the sunken slab back to grade  Environmentally responsible application  Reuse existing slabs  Limestone material is natural, non-toxic Definition
  3. 3.  Climate change  Global warming, GHGs, CO2, melting icecaps  Energy  Clean vs. dirty, renewable, biofuels, petroleum & coal  Waste  Landfills, “disposable” culture, water bottles Source: www.webecoist.com
  4. 4.  The ecological footprint, which is an estimate of how much land and water is needed to produce all the resources an individual consumes, and dispose of all the waste and pollution he or she generates  Redefining Progress estimates that the typical American uses 25 acres to support his or her lifestyle, almost five times more than is sustainable Definition Source: www.safeclimate.net; www.rprogress.org
  5. 5.  Carbon footprint - effect you have on climate in terms of the total amount of greenhouse gases you produce throughout your life  Burning fossil fuels for electricity, heating and transportation etc.  Average American is responsible for 20 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year  Far greater per capita number than that of any other industrialized country  US accounts for more than 20% of the world's total greenhouse gas emissions Source: www.carbonfootprint.com
  6. 6. Source: www.carbonfootprint.com
  7. 7.  Carbon dioxide (CO2) has accumulated the most in the atmosphere and is presently having the greatest cumulative warming effect on our planet  CO2 is 85% of all worldwide emissions  Other gases include: Methane, nitrous oxide, CFCs, tropospheric ozone  CO2 in atmosphere increased 30% since pre-industrial times  Human sources of CO2 primarily includes burning of fossil fuels (coal, oil, and natural gas) & deforestation  Directly affecting climate change and energy Source: www.epa.gov, www.safeclimate.net
  8. 8. Population Energy Consumption 5% 7% 25% 88% 56% 19% United States Other G7 countries Rest of the world Source: www.cement.org
  9. 9. 18% Commercial Bldgs 9.75% 56% 21% Residential Bldgs 25% 19% 26% Transportation 35% Industry United States Other G7 countries  10% of the world’s energy is consumed in the Rest of the world manufacture and use of US homes and buildings  U.S. buildings use three times more energy than similar buildings in similar climates in Europe Source: www.cement.org
  10. 10.  Cement is an ingredient of concrete  Four elements used for manufacture: calcium, silicon, aluminum, and iron  Concrete includes cement, water, sand, and gravel or crushed stone  Cement is the “glue” that holds the mix together  Cement comprises only a portion of concrete Source: www.cement.org
  11. 11.  United States of America  People's Republic of China (Mainland)  Russian Federation  India  Japan  Germany  Canada  United Kingdom  South Korea  Italy http://cdiac.ornl.gov/trends/emis/tre_tp20.html; New York Times
  12. 12.  Concrete is the most widely used building material on the planet  Second most used material in the world behind water  Easy-to-use and versatile  Abundant and readily available  Cement is a significant contributor to worldwide GHG at almost 4% of total and 5% of total CO2 emissions  Top 12 cement-producing companies = 81% of world total  China largest = 43% of world total www.wri.org
  13. 13. 52% Process Emissions Cement 18% 43% Fuel Combustion 82% Rest of 5% Electricity & Heat Industry GHGs  Cement amounts to about 18 percent of all manufacturing emissions, with CO2 emitted at a variety of points in the production process, including:  The chemical process of making clinker (key component of cement)  The direct, on-site burning of fossil fuels  Indirect emissions from electricity consumed during the cement production process Source: www.wri.org, Baumert et al 2005
  14. 14. Material Manufacturing  The average life of a Construction building shell is in the range of 50 to 100 years Occupancy  Sustainability practitioners advocate Maintenance the foundation and shell of new buildings Demolition should be designed for a service life of 200 to 300 years Disposal Source: www.cement.org,www.concretethinker.com
  15. 15.  Use “green” building materials whenever possible  Examine your exterior drainage regularly and maintain to ensure water is directed away from foundations and concrete areas  Caulk and seal all joints where water could enter  Consider concrete leveling as a preventative option to fill voids or to raise sunken slabs  Consider re-surfacing as an option to improve concrete surfaces
  16. 16.  Increased technology allows for “green” building products  Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED): Developing “Green Building” standard  Building design and development certification program to measure: Sustainability, Waste efficiency, Energy, Atmosphere, Materials, Resources, Innovation, Design  Demonstrate the efficient use of energy, water and materials  Limit impact on outdoor environment  Provide a healthier indoor environment  Government, business quickly adapting
  17. 17.  Greenhouse Gas Protocol  An accounting tool for quantifying emissions for businesses  The 2030 Blueprint  Green building rating systems, models such as Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES)  EPA Energy Star  Programs that focus only on recycled content or renewable resources  Cementitious materials
  18. 18.  Reduce downtime ~ same day use of slabs  Extend life of existing slabs  Save 50% to 70% versus the cost of replacement  Environmentally responsible  America’s largest concrete leveling company  Locally-owned franchise invested in community  Expertise & consistency in raising and stabilizing  Patented specialty hydraulic pumping system
  19. 19. A-1’s self-contained patented pumping system 1 A-1 pumping compound 2 is pumped below concrete to fill voids and raise the slabs 28 Years & Still Pumping Strong! After concrete has been leveled, holes 3 are sealed off with a non-shrinking grout Application
  20. 20. Anatomy of a Lift: Cheektowaga, NY – 07/01/07 Before: Anatomy of a Lift What does A-1’s beneath your concrete slab? material look like what’s happening to slab? like under the a void this in the winter… oncrete Leveling can fill the oid and raise the slab!!! Interior cross- section post-raise demonstrating how A-1’s limestone mix filled the void beneath this patio Photo taken one ctures show an interior cross-section post-raise and demonstrate how A-1’s limestone x filled the voidafter pumpingand reduced a significant water drainage issue week beneath this patio Principle
  21. 21. Support
  22. 22. Raised Interior Conference Room Saved Down-Time & Tax-Payer $$$ Municipal Wheatfield, NY – 10/08/08
  23. 23. Raised Interior Garage Saved Down-Time & Tax-Payer $$$ Municipal Wales, NY – 7/29/08
  24. 24. Raised Interior Warehouse Slab Saved Down-time and a Forklift BEFORE AFTER Industrial West Seneca, NY – 09/30/08
  25. 25. Kept Patio From Falling Away… Property Management Company Keeps Customers Happy BEFORE AFTER Commercial – Prop. Mgmt Amherst, NY – 09/30/08
  26. 26. Saved a Patio for the Customer Helping Keep Medical Bills to a Minimum! BEFORE AFTER Residential – Rear Patio Amherst, NY – 10/25/08
  27. 27. No More Water Rollin’ In… Redirected Surface Water Drainage BEFORE AFTER Residential – Front Porch Lockport, NY – 10/09/08
  28. 28. Patio Raised & Resurfaced!!! This customer re-established their existing concrete patio with A-1’s pressure injection application, then had The MJA Company treat the cracks and resurface, resulting in a beautiful “”new” patio less than ½ the cost of replacement!!! Before After Raising & After Patching Resurfacing Residential – Front Porch Williamsville, NY – 06/19/08
  29. 29. Re-Directed Drainage Away from the House! Made the Drive in a Little Easier… BEFORE AFTER Residential – Driveway Williamsville, NY – 10/31/08
  30. 30. Raised Driveway Upper Apron Eliminated 4” Drop and Severe Drainage Issue BEFORE AFTER East Amherst, NY – 08/06/07 Residential – Driveway Upper Apron
  31. 31. Eliminated Severe Trip Hazards Transitioned Slabs to Accommodate Walking! BEFORE AFTER Residential – Sidewalks Cheektowaga, NY – 07/15/08
  32. 32. Rescued Pool Deck from Bulldozer! BEFORE AFTER Amherst, NY – 08/21/08 Residential – Pool Deck
  33. 33. Open Discussion… Questions? Thank You!

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