Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Colorado 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. Colorado, also known as The Centennial State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. The vivid landscapes in Colorado range from mountains to canyons, and from high plains to rivers.
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 Colorado 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 Colorado contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: East 10th Ave, Springfield, CO 81073
Comment: We have a back yard concrete walk for our Residents at our Long Term Care Center and we have a lot of uneven surfaces that need leveled.
Project Location: Cherry Ct., Ault, CO 80610
Search Request: sunken concrete repair Ft. Collins
Comment: Need front porch slab leveled
Project Location: W 11th Street, Greeley, CO 80634
Search Request: mud jacking for driveway
Comment: Cracks with raised and lowered slabs in driveway.
Project Location: Copenhagen Road, Peyton, CO 80831
Comment: I have one slab in driveway that requires raising
Project Location: Kittredge Street, Commerce City, CO 80022
Comment: Porch lift and driveway
Project Location: Kalispell Street, Commerce City, CO 80022
Comment: Concrete deck has settled about 3 inches in the back and slab in front of the front porch has settled a few inches. Need them raised.
Project Location: Valley Crest Dr, Timnath, CO 80547
Comment: The separation areas between slabs on our driveway appear to be widening. wondered if they could be raised and sealed. first step is have you look and tell me what is going on....
Project Location: Yosemite Street, Brighton, CO 80602
Comment: Patio in the back has sunk in 1 corner and pushed the window about 4 or 5 inches into the window. It also has a clean out in the sunken area as well as the electrical conduit to the septic system. We have an electrician taking care of the electrical. Looking for advice on what to do
Project Location: E 139th Drive, Brighton, CO 80602
Comment: Upper section of driveway has shifted and is about an Inch higher than middle section.
Project Location: E 148th Pl, Thornton, CO 80602
Comment: Front walk dropped at porch. Void under front porch
Project Location: S Brook Valley Way, Centennial, CO 80121
Comment: Driveway and walkway
Project Location: , Erie, CO 80516
Comment: Concrete leveling in driveway & foundation settlement
Project Location: Pinon Cir., Erie, CO 80516
Comment: The outside stairs from the patio down to the back lawn rest on a concrete slab of 4 ' x 3 ' which has sunk down on the right side by about 2 inches and thisllower side snugs against the side of the house. I can't see why they I need to replace this slab with a new poured slab etc. etc.
Project Location: N. Taft Ave., Loveland, CO 80538
Comment: I need two small sidewalk slabs lifted next a building.
Project Location: Hickory Circle, Highlands Ranch, CO 80126
Search Request: concrete lifting
Comment: Front door porch is sinking and pulling away from house. First 4 8'x8' slabs of driveway in fromt of garage is sinking/tilting.