Stabilize Your Sinking, Settling Concrete.
Does your driveway, sidewalk, walkway, concrete steps or patio have problem regions where sunken concrete has triggered choppy surfaces and tripping dangers to form? It’s a completely noticeable trouble that has a very easy solution.
If you have got noticed sinking concrete near your home call us today for a loose concrete raising estimate!
Concrete slabs depend on the soil underneath them for stability.frequent rains, coupled with the areas’ predominantly clay soil, can lead to soil settlement and washout. This leaves voids between the soil and slabs, which the slabs usually sink into. A variety of problems can result, including:
Tripping hazards are present when slabs are significantly uneven. Someone’s foot, cane, or wheelchair could easily catch on a raised edge of a concrete slab. This is particularly dangerous around a . These uneven surfaces could also be an insurance liability. Having the concrete properly lifted, stabilized, and repaired helps ensure the safety of anyone walking or driving on your property.
Property Appearance & Value
Uneven slabs and cracks in the concrete are unsightly on your property. Whether you are house-proud or do not worry much about aesthetics, the fact is that property appearance matters, especially when trying to sell a house. Damaged concrete slabs negatively impact a home’s curb appeal as well as its value, and they could be instant turnoffs to potential home buyers. Before putting your house on the market, make sure it is in tip-top shape, including the exterior concrete around your property.
Sunken concrete on your property could also be tied to drainage issues around your home. If your downspouts drain water on or near concrete slabs, it could heavily saturate the soil under and around the concrete. This could potentially lead to the previously mentioned soil washout and concrete sinking. Likewise, water can pool in areas of uneven concrete near drainage channels like downspouts. This could also result in flooding.
Maintain and Monitor Your Foundation: Especially if concrete slabs are part of or near your foundation,, any problems there also could affect the structural stability of your home. Some common foundation damage includes wall cracks and bowing, uneven floors, and sticking windows and doors. Heaving concrete slabs in your driveway or patio that are right next to your house also could push against the foundation to cause various problems. While they may not necessarily be related, it’s important to monitor any changes you notice in your foundation and concrete around your house and to reach out to repair experts as soon as possible.
Closely Monitor Concrete Pool Decks: Concrete pool decks are likely to settle because of the construction process. Soil that is backfilled around the pool excavation won’t be as dense as the undisturbed soil farther away from the pool. Then when a heavy concrete slab is poured around the pool, any loose soil will compress under the slab’s weight. This causes sections of the concrete to sink. Cracking and sinking slabs are dangerous anywhere but are especially deadly around pools. It’s important to keep an eye on any anomalies you notice in the concrete around your pool.
Trust The Rock for a Fast, Effective Solution: When you notice you have uneven concrete or cracking slabs around your home, it’s important to seek repair assistance from experienced professionals like our team at The Rock. During a , we’ll diagnose the cause of the concrete problems and recommend the best repair. Our installers’ attention to detail with exact calculation and precise injection methods is unmatched in the industry. Plus, the PolyRenewal™ material begins to cure within 15 minutes after it is installed, meaning you can use the repaired concrete the same day.
Mudjacking Is Not the Answer: Traditional repairs for uneven concrete like or slab jacking involves drilling large holes into concrete and pumping a heavy slurry underneath in an attempt to lift the slabs. This is invasive, time-consuming, can take a long time to cure, and can be expensive. Because of the weight of the cement slurry, the soil underneath the slab will settle once again, leading to the same problem of concrete settlement and unevenness.
Repouring and Replacing Is a Short-Term Fix: Like mudjacking, completely repouring and replacing the areas of problematic concrete is only a momentary solution. While a “shiny and new” concrete slab might look good and hold up to traffic for a while, the problem with unstable soil still exists. The new slab will eventually meet the same fate of sinking into the ground.
Concrete Lifting Is Not a DIY Project: While taking on DIY projects around the house is understandable and admirable, concrete lifting can be a delicate and dangerous job. It requires the right tools and training to be effective and long-lasting, which is why this repair is best left to experience professionals like the team at The Rock.
The Rock Foundation Repair can restore your sinking out of doors concrete problems so you can revel in your driveway, sidewalk or patio once more without worry.
In the past, contractors relied upon mud jacking (also referred to as slab jacking, concrete lifting, concrete raising, grout pumping and slab leveling) to degree concrete that had settled over time. This entailed pumping concrete slurry under the settled slab to elevate it and hoping that the agreement wouldn’t continue. We don’t suggest this outdated method. Today, we've a better, more powerful and efficient solution!At The Rock Foundation Repair we use top of the line products to boost concrete slabs to a strong position with less weight and disruption than the legacy dust jacking or slab jacking process.
You don’t have to keep worrying about foundation problems. The Rock Foundation Repair will do an intensive inspection of your home, and we’ll inform you of exactly what steps need to be taken to permanently stabilize your structure — restoring value to your greatest investment. Contact us on the link below to request your free foundation restore estimate.