Why Concrete Leveling?


Prevent dangerous falls caused by tripping over uneven pavement.

Damage Control

Minimize further deterioration of structure and pavement.


More attractive than unsightly patches or new material that does not match the original pavement.


Much faster than tearing out and repouring concrete.

Save 50%-90%

Only a fraction of the cost of full replacement.


Lasts as long as the original paved surface.

The History of A-1 Concrete :

While ‘Mudjacking’, another term for Concrete Leveling, has been around since the 1920s, it was not until the 1950s and 1960s that Concrete Leveling became available to service residential interests.  The system was slow to adapt to popular use due to the lack of available and reliable equipment.  In Ohio in 1982, Grover Miller invented and patented the A-1 pumping system.  This system was vastly superior to anything on the market.  The same is still true today!  This was the birth of A-1 Concrete, America’s largest concrete leveler!  During the 1980s and early 1990s the A-1 pumping system was enhanced and refined to what it is today.  In 1992 A-1 was made available to a much broader customer base through franchising to qualified individuals in limited markets.  A-1 is currently America’s largest and most reliable concrete leveler!

The History of A-1 Concrete Chicago (and northwest Indiana) :

Albert “Bud” Stuart is husband and father of 3 boys as well as a retired airline captain of 35 years.  Toward the end of his aviation carrier, he flew professional sports teams including the Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, Chicago Blackhawks, Charlotte Hornets, Washington Wizards, and Oakland A’s to name a few.  Bud became familiar with the folks at A-1 Concrete corporate in the year 2000.  During preliminary discussions, it became clear that A-1’s honest, dependable, and customer driven values were in line with Bud’s own values.  With the blessing of A-1 Corporate, by 2001 Bud was an excited, trained, and professional A-1 franchisee who was servicing a large part of the Chicago Illinois (and northwest Indiana) area!

While deriving great satisfaction from delivering quality customer service and excellent finished products, Bud decided to enlist the assistance of his son Joe Stuart.  Joe had a background in the IT industry, and was known to excel at delivering timely customer driven results and quality work.  Due to his natural talents in the concrete leveling industry, Joe soon became a worksite supervisor and project manager.  Bud, Joe, and eventually Bud’s youngest son Jeff Stuart, have successfully worked together for a number of years building A-1 Chicago into a successful company that is founded on excellent customer service, high quality work, and exemplary reliability.

In early 2012 at the age of 71, Bud decided that the time for retirement was near and began to transition ownership and operational responsibility to his son Joe. This step was a natural and welcome progression, and has assured that A-1 Concrete Leveling and Foundation Repair will remain a successful family owned company.  A-1 remains the largest and most reliable concrete leveling and foundation repair company in Chicagoland (and northwest Indiana)!