Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Alberta 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.
Alberta 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 Alberta 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: Hillcrest Manor Estate, Strathmore, AB T1P 0B9
Search Request: polylevel concrete
Comment: I have a 30' residential sidewalk slumping to one side that needs leveling
Project Location: High View Pt, High River, AB T1V 1P1
Comment: We recently purchased this home and the driveway and sidewalk need lifting.
Project Location: Masters Crt, Calgary, AB T3M 2B8
Search Request: +concrete +leveling
Comment: I am looking for levelling and resurfacing for my driveway
Project Location: Applemead Close S.e Calgary T2A7S7, Calgary, AB T2A 7S7
Search Request: concrete lifting contractors
Comment: Filling up gaps under concrete with expandable foam.
Project Location: Hawkslow Bay Northwest, Calgary, AB T3G 3A8
Comment: I moved into this 4-level split house built in 1983. The driveway is sunken for around 4 inches. The settlement is consistent from the garage door to the main entrance (L shaped). I also have a lower level (still above ground) that is visibly settled in the middle.
Project Location: Meadowview Terrace, Sherwood Park, AB T8H 1x7
Comment: Driveway and sidewalk at front stairs
Project Location: Meadowview Drive, Fort Saskatchewan, AB T8L 0S1
Comment: I have a sidewalk that has settled about 2" from our precast step. Only on the side away from the house. I can and prefer to send pictures rather than use up your time driving here. I just want an idea of the cost. I built the house myself a couple years ago but didnt put piles. Send e-mail so I can send pics please. This is more of an enquiry. Thanks. Jason
Project Location: 17th St., Didsbury, AB T0M 0W0
Comment: Concrete slab outside of garage door has sunk
Project Location: 19A AVE SW, Edmonton, AB T6X 2A5
Comment: Hi, I want Quote for my Drive way & side walk.
Project Location: Dunlop Wynd, Leduc, AB T9E 0N3
Comment: Hello, The gravel under my front walk up to the house has sunk quite a bit and I would like to repair it before it cracks the concrete. Thank you
Project Location: 8303-26ave Nw, Edmonton, AB T6k 2w8
Comment: Concrete slab adjacent our garage. Slopes towards garage, water pools at side of garage
Project Location: 93 St. NW, Edmonton, AB T6C 3T9
Comment: My sidewalk has sunk and has cracked in places and I would like to get an estimate for some raising and repairs.
Project Location: Marion Place SW, Edmonton, AB T6W 1P9
Search Request: lift sunken concrete
Comment: Sinking driveway and concrete slab at door steps
Project Location: 79 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6G 0P2
Comment: I have 2 sections of exterior concrete that have sunk over the last few years, one north facing where my garage is (NW side), the other at my front door on west side . I'd like an estimate of how much it will cost ot raise these.
Project Location: 80 Street, Edmonton, AB T5Z 0E2
Comment: I have a large aggregate concrete patio and the earth beneath it has eroded/sunk by about 4 to 5 inches. I am not sure if this is something Poly level can do