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 professionally trained 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: Smithville, ON L0R 2A0
Comment: Pad 10x20 sloping towards house
Project Location: Niagara On The Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Comment: Driveway concrete slabs approx. 2" lower than garage floor. Would like to make it level
Project Location: Grimsby, ON L3M 5C4
Comment: I have an 8 sided concrete patio. A section closest to the home has dropped causing water to drain towards the basement, Im interested in having this raised and leveled to the remaining sections.
Project Location: Hamilton, ON L8w 3c6
Comment: Parts of drive way need leveling
Project Location: Hamilton, ON L8T 4R8
Comment: Lifting of concrete slab in driveway
Project Location: Hamilton, ON L8K 3G6
Comment: Concrete block under front door of mud room/foyer is sagging leaving a space between floor and block, concrete step is disindegrating at front door looking to get advise and estimate for repair
Project Location: Burlington, ON L7N 3W6
Comment: Small concrete levelling / realignment project at exterior front entrance of industrial building.
Project Location: Burlington, ON L7P 1S4
Comment: An area on my front area has sunk and I'm hoping the slab and be lifted and the gap repaired.
Project Location: London, ON N6N 1B3
Comment: I have a concrete pad at my front entrance at my shop that has sunk. Need it lifted.
Project Location: Milton, ON L9T 6C4
Comment: Fairly significant cracks and depression in the garage floor. I have heard about using foam to raise it back up and wanted to see if this is or another option would help level the floor of the garage
Project Location: Georgetown, ON L7G 6L7
Comment: Level concrete pad at pool equipment.
Project Location: Bowmanville, ON L1C 3N2
Comment: Front door landing concrete slab (10 ft X 6 Ft x 10" thick) has settled about 2" in 30 years. Would like an estimate for jacking and leveling back into place.
Project Location: Waterloo, ON N2T 2T8
Comment: Driveway and front porch stairs
Project Location: Woodbridge, ON L4L 1V6
Comment: Some areas of concrete need leveling