Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in California 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. California, also known as The Golden State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. The diverse geography ranges from the coast up to the Sierra Nevada, with a strong agricultural climate in the Central Valley.
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 California 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 California contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Bloomfield, Heber, CA 92249
Comment: Sidewalk sunk
Project Location: Viento Road, Apple Valley, CA 92308
Comment: Interested in a quote to repair patio slab . Project is in Crestline calif. Slab is sinking adjacent to foundation
Project Location: SAINT TIMOTHY RD, Apple Valley, CA 92307
Comment: The previous owner poured slab on uneven ground and patio is slanted pretty severely. Tearing out and replacing would be a huge project so hoping for an alternate.
Project Location: Monterey Pine Lane, Yucaipa, CA 92399
Comment: Three 8'x8' sections of driveway have partially sunk about an inch and one half
Project Location: Wildrose, San Jacinto, CA 92582
Comment: I have a few 6x8 concrete slabs around my pool that need to be leveled. About 1/2 inch
Project Location: Silver Buckle Ct, Highland, CA 92346
Comment: Level uneven patio slabs.
Project Location: Wild Horse Avenue,, Hesperia, CA 92344
Project Location: Village Way Dr, Quail Valley, CA 92587
Comment: I have a small section of concrete that my insurance company is requiring that I level because of a trip hazard. Area is approx 7'x7' and needs to be raised about 1-1/4" on one end.
Project Location: Puesta Del Sol Lane, Ramona, CA 92065
Comment: Small area under a slab that I excavated and want to structurally fill the void. Best to initiate contact via email as if your number is not in my contact list it gets sent to VM immediately. I look forward to hearing back from you.
Project Location: Castle Court Drive, Lakeside, CA 92040
Comment: Corner of garage slab against house slab has cracked and settled and i wanted to see if this was a viable solution. the site mentioned free estimates
Project Location: Eastvale Rd, Poway, CA 92064
Comment: Concrete deck around pool has settled and needs possibly jacking to level
Project Location: RIMCREST DR., Norco, CA 92860
Comment: Driveway needs lifting near street. One end sunk down about an inch.
Project Location: Cameron Dr, Spring Valley, CA 91977
Project Location: Pepper Dr., San Ysidro, CA 92173
Comment: Cement Leveling on Duplex and driveway.
Project Location: Seneca Place, Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Comment: Cement blocks around pool coping have lifted up. It needs leveling and applying deck-o-seal. I can send photos. Thanks.