Getting to the bottom of Uneven Concrete

Getting to the bottom of Uneven Concrete

June 23, 2022

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. 

Find out more on our Polymer Foam Concrete Leveling Services here.

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.

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