Getting to the bottom of Uneven Concrete
Uneven Concrete at your home or business is not only a tripping hazard, it can cause drainage issues as well.
But what causes concrete slabs to sink or become uneven? And how can they be lifted or repaired?
Let’s take a closer look at why concrete leveling is needed and how our method of Polymer Foam Lifting (Poly Jacking) works.
What Causes Concrete Slabs to Sink?
• Erosion – Poor drainage, improperly placed downspouts, leaking drainpipes, and broken water lines are common culprits.
• Poor Compaction – When backfilling on a jobsite, the contractor is supposed to compact the backfill by driving over it with heavy equipment. However, this isn’t always done properly for one reason or another.
• Biological Decay – Construction trash pits, buried trees, and Other biodegradable materials all break down. Sometimes structures are built over these areas.
When you have uneven concrete, you have options:
- Do Nothing – The problem will grow and the longer you wait, the more expensive the repair.
- Replace – The process will take several days, is often messy, and is typically more expensive.
- Lift with Cement Grout – This procedure (known as “mudjacking”) requires heavy equipment, large drill holes and the use of weighty cement grout which may sink over time.
- Our Process – Lift with Polymer Foam – This procedure uses light equipment and material, small drill holes and makes less of a mess.
Concrete Leveling has several different names. Those most common are:
- Concrete Leveling
- Concrete Lifting
- Concrete Raising
- Slab Jacking
- Concrete Jacking
- Poly Jacking
Whichever you are looking for, give us a call to get a Free Estimate.