Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Arkansas 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.Arkansas, also known as The Natural State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. From the Ozark mountains to the dense Timberlands forest to the lowlands along the Mississippi river, there is a variety of terrain.
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 Arkansas 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 Arkansas contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: South Roselawn, West Memphis, AR 72301
Search Request: polylevel system
Comment: Sidewalk has sunk about 3 to 4 inches where it meets the driveway
Project Location: Lucy Ln., Lonoke, AR 72086
Comment: I have a 2005, house that needs to be lifting up, will you called me so I can give you directions too my house, so you can check it out, thanks.
Project Location: Colonial Lane, Yellville, AR 72687
Comment: Concrete driveway repair
Project Location: Grant Oaks, Sherwood, AR 72120
Comment: The front right corner of my garage has sunken approximately 2-3 inches. Is this something you can fix?
Project Location: OLD WIRE RD, Atkins, AR 72823
Comment: Car port slab needing repaired
Project Location: Plum Street, Crossett, AR 71635
Comment: Carport, utility room, and back porch slab have settled. Looking to level concrete slab using poly foam.
Project Location: Pioneer St, Lowell, AR 72745
Comment: Front walkway has settled and cracked over the years. Currently the crack is raised about 2" on one side causing and extreme trip hazard.
Project Location: Wood Duck Ln, Springdale, AR 72762
Comment: Back patio has sunk about 2 - 2.5 inches at the house and needs lifted.
Project Location: N Tillys Hill Rd, Decatur, AR 72722
Comment: We would like a quote on leveling pool deck where it has cracked and settled
Project Location: N OpalStevens Rd, Prairie Grove, AR 72753
Comment: Have had this type of lifting done before and have another area that needs it