Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Alabama and is often the result of shifting or a weak soil base or erosion. It causes driveways, sidewalks, walkways, concrete steps or patio areas to become tripping hazards and can effect property value.
Alabama has a rich history of agriculture as well as diversified interests. The soil in the Heart of Dixie has a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities.
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 Alabama 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 you are seeing signs of sinking concrete on your property, have a contractor to provide the PolyLevel alternative to mud jacking take a look at it. The following Alabama contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Luke Ln, New Market, AL 35761
Comment: One part of the Concrete pool decking has sunk.
Project Location: HAMPTON COVE WAY SE, Owens Cross Roads, AL 35763
Comment: 2.5' x 8' slab supporting steps needs to be lifted by 3.5' at the front entrance.
Project Location: SUNSET ALICE LN, Anniston, AL 36207
Comment: Concrete pool, sinking around the steps, about 5x8 piece of concrete slab
Project Location: Bullit Circle, Ardmore, AL 35739
Comment: We have an 18x36 inground pool. The concrete is cracked and it has sunken at one end.
Project Location: Jones Street, Rainbow City, AL 35906
Comment: I need a 3-4 foot long section of sidewalk lifted and leveled (not torn out)
Project Location: Northwood Dr, Harvest, AL 35749
Comment: Good morning. Do you have a minimum job charge? I have a simple sidewalk lifting job from an old tree root problem, but another contractor couldn't quote small jobs for less than a full day charge. Thanks.
Project Location: Arrowhead Drive, Wedowee, AL 36278
Comment: Driveway cracking and settle
Project Location: Peaceful Valley Rd, Eastaboga, AL 36260
Comment: Cracked/unlevel carport slab
Project Location: County Road 1527, Cullman, AL 35058
Comment: Patio has sunk about 2 inches where it meets house foundation.
Project Location: County Road 194, Valley, AL 36854
Comment: 2 slabs around pool deck
Project Location: 5TH AVE, Phenix City, AL 36867
Comment: Walkway & stairs sinking
Project Location: Lee Road 2153, Salem, AL 36874
Comment: Need leveling around pool
Project Location: 1/2 Michelle St., Hanceville, AL 35077
Comment: Two pool slabs approximately 40sf each which hold pool connectors need to be lifted as they have sunk and caused distortion in the pool lining.
Project Location: 3300armstrong Loop, Hayden, AL 35079
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Comment: Need a quaote to repair side walk
Project Location: Valley Bend Dr, Moody, AL 35004
Comment: Concrete sinking and cracked around pool