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: County Line Rd, Resaca, GA 30735
Comment: Pool deck sagging in several different places.
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: LEE ELROD RD, Chatsworth, GA 30705
Comment: Concrete porch has sagged about 1 inch next to house causing the rain to flow toward house
Project Location: Lazy Water Dr., Cartersville, GA 30120
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Comment: Our side walk in our backyard is in need of leveling. Several sections are in need of repair.
Project Location: Spring Lake Dr, Dallas, GA 30132
Comment: I have a void under my driveway near my garage I am looking to have raised. Can you come take a look and provide a quote.
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: Danielle Drive, Dallas, GA 30157
Comment: My sidewalk has settled 3-4" next to the front porch which does have one step (stone veneer) on the sidewalk.
Project Location: Pepeprgrass Ct NW, Acworth, GA 30101
Comment: Driveway cracks and concrete deck
Project Location: Highway 166, Winston, GA 30187
Comment: I have some areas around my pool where the slab has sunk 1 inch or more and a few cracks are appearing. I am interested in getting an estimate to raise and level my concrete.
Project Location: Alpine Ct, Winston, GA 30187
Comment: The sinking slab is on my front porch. It has just barely began to sag, the slab hasnt cracked yet. it has dropped on one side about 1/2 inch/1 inch.
Project Location: Ponderosa Trace, Winston, GA 30187
Comment: Concrete drive slaps have settled resulting in elevated corners
Project Location: Matthew Drive, Canton, GA 30115
Comment: Driveway sinkhole needs filled and front porch steps need recommendation for repair.
Project Location: Ranchwood Trail, Woodstock, GA 30188
Comment: Pool deck disaster
Project Location: Babbling View, Fairburn, GA 30213
Comment: Front steps are sinking and large hole on the side
Project Location: Lakeside Trail, Fayetteville, GA 30214
Comment: Part of my front walk has dropped a inch. Makes a ridge and the lower area collect mud.