Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in British Columbia 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.
British Columbia 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 British Columbia 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: Langley, BC V1M 1Z7
Comment: Looking for a quote on slab jacking our walkway and patio.
Project Location: Langley, BC V2Y 3B1
Comment: Looking for a quote to lift a sidewalk leading to the front steps of our home.
Project Location: Delta, BC V4C 4X5
Comment: Water is pooling on our concrete walkway (which appears to be sloped towards the house) where it meets the asphalt driveway. Can I get someone to come by ASAP to advise, as I'm getting my driveway sealed next week. Thanks!
Project Location: Burnaby, BC v5a 4e5
Comment: Cracks in slab and need a slab raised
Project Location: New Westminster, BC V3M 2K2
Comment: Back patio slabs have shifted causing tripping hazards
Project Location: North Vancouver, BC V7G 1T8
Comment: Basement slab requires lifting. Originally placed in 1972 and was slab jacked in the late 1990's and has now settled again. Some areas have 12 x 12 tile and wondering if holes can be drilled between grout lines to limit damage to the tiles ?
Project Location: Burnaby, BC V5G 1B4
Comment: One side of basement slab has sunk 4 inches. Including washroom and bedroom
Project Location: Burnaby, BC V5G 1Z6
Comment: Our backyard concrete multi-slab patio has 4 slabs that have sunk and broken away from the retaining wall. We need to obtain a quote for repairs. We also need a separate quote to have the front sidewalk by our steps raised about 2-3 inches. We would like to have the work done soon.
Project Location: Burnaby, BC V5H 2L5
Comment: I would like a no contact estimate on leveling the entire backyard. You can come in through the rear gate to access the backyard.
Project Location: West Van, BC V7S 1B4
Comment: The area around my pool deck