Frequent weather changes in Connecticut can cause concrete slabs around pool decks, sidewalks, patios, and driveways to sink and crack. This is often the result of shifting soil, a weak soil base, or erosion. Uneven concrete slabs can easily become tripping hazards and can affect property value. Connecticut, also known as The Constitution State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. Although a small state, the landscape is varied, including horse farms, urban areas and beaches along the Long Island Sound.
Soil in any environment can change, however. When the weight above the soil exceeds the soil below, the soil will compact and settle. Clay and silt can also cause soil to compact when it becomes dry. Regardless of the reason, once soil becomes compact, heavy concrete above the soil will sink and crack. It's a gravity thing!
While it is a very noticeable problem, with the right contractor, it can have a very simple solution.
Previously, sinking concrete was repaired by a technique called "mud jacking" that uses a thick slurry to fill in the gap underneath the sunken concrete. While effective, it is not the most efficient way to solve the problem, and adds more weight above the compacting soil.
Today, select contractors in Connecticut are trained and to provide a better alternative to mud jacking. PolyLevel is a less intrusive, lighter weight solution that doesn't add more weight to the problem.
If the concrete slabs around your Connecticut property are starting to sink and crack, call your local PolyLevel contractor. PolyLevel is the non-invasive, fast-acting alternative to mud jacking and slab jacking. Our contractors are licensed and trained to provide the best concrete leveling and repair service out there.
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