Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Ontario and is often the result of shifting, a weak soil base or erosion. It causes driveways, sidewalks, walkways, concrete steps or patio areas to become tripping hazards and can affect property value.
Ontario soil has a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. 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 Ontario are trained and certified 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.
Project Location: Ridgeway, ON L0S 1N0
Comment: Need front walkway need front of the raised
Project Location: Welland, ON L3C 4M7
Comment: 19 ft of sidewalk repair between house and garden shed. Sunken and cracked in spots. Also need cement added where paver bricks were layer down by previous home owner
Project Location: Grimsby, ON l3m 4j4
Comment: Patio has dropped from the house to the grass area. approx 1.5". need a portion of it lifted back to level.
Project Location: Stoney Creek, ON L8G 3J6
Comment: Need to raise sunken concrete slabs adjacent to the garage because one of them at least is pooling water.
Project Location: Burlington, Ontario, ON L7n 3b8
Comment: Driveway slab leveling
Project Location: Burlington, ON L7L 5E1
Comment: Concrete around pool has sunken in a couple of areas
Project Location: Burlington, ON L7M 1X4
Comment: Have sectioned sidewalk next to my house that has become uneven again. I say again because I actually had it leveled about 15 years ago. It's 4 feet wide and 46.5 feet long.
Project Location: Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0
Comment: Hello, wondering if you folks go to wasaga? we have a concrete driveway that requires some work. at least 2 slabs need to be lifted and we have some cracking on some of the other slabs. just trying to find someone who does that kind of work in that area? thanks
Project Location: Milton, ON L9T 5X5
Comment: My front concrete steps have sagged by approximately 3"". I would like to raise them back up to their original height.
Project Location: Torornto, ON M6L 2K5
Comment: Want to consider options to lift some sunken concrete on side walkway and rear patio.
Project Location: North York,, ON M3B 1M6
Comment: Concrete slab at front door has sunk at one corner. Rainwater puddles there.
Project Location: Ajax On, ON L1s 2w4
Comment: Sunken concrete around pool
Project Location: Georgetown, ON L7G 5H9
Comment: Driveway is a 7 foot triangular section that needs to be lifted approx 1 inch. Pool deck is a 7 foot section that also needs lifted approx 1 inch.
Project Location: Bowmanville, ON L1C 1C1
Comment: We have a multi-sectioned poured concrete patio that needs levelling. Will you do an on-site consult?
Project Location: Kitchener, ON N2n 2x3
Comment: I have a pool deck area no longer level. It will be easy work as holes already available from previous child safety fence. For right price can be an add-on job to another you have in the area, I'm flexible. Email is best, look forward to hearing from you