Badger Basement Systems has been in the concrete repair business in Wisconsin for over 30 years. Primarily a family-run business, they provide free estimates, competitive pricing and superior concrete leveling and concrete sealing solutions to homes in Wisconsin and Illinois, including Madison, Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Eau Claire in Wisconsin and Rockford in Illinois!
Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Illinois 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.
Illinois, also known as The Prairie State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. Located in the heart of the Midwest, the terrain ranges from urban Chicago to the prairielands of central Illinois to the Ohio river in the south.
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 Illinois 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 Illinois contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Frazier Street, Georgetown, IL 61846
Comment: Sinking side walk
Project Location: E 2715 North Road, Danville, IL 61834
Search Request: concrete lifting contractors
Comment: Driveway leveling
Project Location: S 10th St, Watseka, IL 60970
Comment: Polly on front stairs and structural in crawl
Project Location: Sherman, Lansing, IL 60438
Comment: Detached Garage floor cracked and uneven.
Project Location: Lake Park Dr., Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Comment: Need to raise the stoop and adjacent driveway about 3 to 4 inches, at my home.
Project Location: Unknown, Claytonville, IL 60926
Comment: Slab by garage door
Project Location: East 25th Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Comment: Patio up against rear of home is sunken, needs to be raised.
Project Location: Dante Ave., Dolton, IL 60419
Comment: Rear patio concrete slab slopes toward house, instead of toward yard. Has settled approximately four inches. Needs jacking to re-establish slope.
Project Location: PEORIA ST, Chicago Heights, IL 60411
Comment: 1 car garage Floor and walkway repair and leveling
Project Location: W Wolpers Rd, Park Forest, IL 60466
Search Request: concrete lifting
Comment: Patio cracked and dipping abt an inch below level. Also 2 concrete stairways sunken towards house thus not draining appropriately away & towards drainage
Project Location: Michigan Avenue, Dolton, IL 60419
Comment: Sidewalk leans towards house causing a heavy build up of water against the house after a rain storm and trip hazards on other parts of the sidewalk
Project Location: Tamarack St, Park Forest, IL 60466
Search Request: concrete lifting services
Comment: Underneat MY patio is a safe heaven for rodents.....please help me
Project Location: Millard Ave, Richton Park, IL 60471
Comment: Sunken walkway
Project Location: Old Trail Rd, Hazel Crest, IL 60429
Comment: Need estimate from leveling concrete patio to pitch water away from home
Project Location: East State Hwy 33, Willow Hill, IL 62480
Comment: We have a concrete skirt around an inground pool. The section around the steps has cracked and sunk at the outer edge.