Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Georgia 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.
Georgia, also known as The Peach State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. Natural terrain includes part of the Blue Ridge Mountain range as well as the coastal plain along the Atlantic Ocean.
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 Georgia 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 Georgia contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Bowersville Hwy, Hartwell, GA 30643
Comment: Community pool deck that has settled over the years and needs to be raised.
Project Location: Blalock Goldmine Rd., Clayton, GA 30525
Search Request: lift sunken concrete
Comment: Sunken rock n cloncrete patio
Project Location: Tranquil Point Lane, Hiawassee, GA 30546
Search Request: lift sunken concrete
Comment: Concrete slabs in my driveway are sinking on one side and raising on the opposite side. Need to level same. Each slab is approx 12×12
Project Location: Hewett Road, Pendergrass, GA 30567
Comment: Portion of our sidewalk under the front porch steps are sinking causing the pad to be unlevel and starting to cause issues with porch steps.
Project Location: Walnut Ridge, Ellijay, GA 30536
Comment: The basement floor in my house has a floor that has sunk. If I had to guess, a previous owner added this room to the house - the previous foundation spot (before the room was added) appears to be fine.
Project Location: Fox Hollow Court, Statham, GA 30666
Search Request: polylevel system
Comment: Garage floor has sunken toward the middle. When built I cut expansion joints dividing into 1/4's all 4 pieces have pitched toward the middle
Project Location: West Sycamore Dr, Winder, GA 30680
Comment: ON the front of our house we have an at grade porch and sidewalk. We noticed at the corner or our porch the dirt had fallen away exposing the underside of the concrete porch. This is an easy fix since our gutter drain pipe had come loose from the gutter. We began to uncover the flower bed and noticed that we have several locations with about an 8" gap under the porch and has undermined. We have seen squirrels and chipmunks in and out of there but did not realize that they had been burrowing under the slab. The slab has a very thin crack (less than 1/8") in 2 locations, but has not settled... yet. We are on a basement, so we know the damage is limited to the width of the porch approx. 5' wide. The basement wall is in line with the wall of the house.
Project Location: Overlook Lane, Monroe, GA 30656
Search Request: concrete lifting contractors
Comment: Sinking brick step unit sinking below stoop
Project Location: E Blue Springs Dr, Chatsworth, GA 30705
Comment: I have a concrete porch that is cracked and sinking in the middle. It is pulling top layer of brick up from the wall that surrounds the pad.
Project Location: Laurel Valley Ct, Buford, GA 30519
Comment: Driveway has area underneath that has washed out.
Project Location: Bold Springs Rd NW, Monroe, GA 30656
Search Request: poly leveling near monroe, ga
Comment: Raised 12 foot x 30 foot concrete porch slab 4 inches thick cracked and settled in several places. Dirt fill underneath slab. Would like estimate to see if slab can be leveled. Retired with limited income.
Project Location: Glenmore Lane, Snellville, GA 30078
Search Request: polylevel
Comment: Front porch uneven.
Project Location: Axton Court, Lawrenceville, GA 30044
Comment: I have a concrete patio slab at my front entryway. I am getting my house ready to put on the market to sell, and the slab has come apart from the entry way steps. Would just like an estimate to repair this before I list my property. Thanks!
Project Location: Matthew Drive, Canton, GA 30115
Comment: Driveway sinkhole needs filled and front porch steps need recommendation for repair.
Project Location: County Line Rd, Resaca, GA 30735
Comment: Pool deck sagging in several different places.