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: Robin Hood Dr, Florence, AL 35633
Comment: Raise sunken steps at front of house
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: Dawn Ln, Jasper, AL 35503
Search Request: concrete leveling companies near me
Comment: I have one spot in driveway beside house and two spots on our patio I'd like leveled.
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: Elam Lane, Northport, AL 35475
Comment: Have a few areas around pool slab need leveled. Most companies I've checked with it's been cheaper to replace bs level. Thoughts?
Project Location: Harperwood Street, Northport, AL 35473
Search Request: concrete lifting services
Comment: Crack in slab on boat shed
Project Location: Sonnys Ln, Dora, AL 35062
Comment: Need estimate to level concrete.
Project Location: Luke Ln, New Market, AL 35761
Comment: One part of the Concrete pool decking has sunk.
Project Location: County Road 1527, Cullman, AL 35058
Comment: Patio has sunk about 2 inches where it meets house foundation.
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: High Forest Drive, Mc Calla, AL 35111
Comment: My driveway has sunken and we would like to get an estimate on having it raised to level. Thanks.
Project Location: Owens Loop, Bessemer, AL 35022
Comment: Have 2 places in the side walk that need lifting and leveling.
Project Location: Country Club Circle, Hoover, AL 35244
Comment: Two front sidewalks that have song due to chipmunks digging out from underneath them
Project Location: Hayesbury Ct, Pelham, AL 35124
Comment: Requesting secondary quote. Polylevel suggested to lift my small back patio of my townhome. It's shifted by inches away from the house cause a window to be off track , some cracking of the brick between the house and the concrete patio and a some separation in the corners of the 2 main windows at the back of the house.