Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Indiana 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.
Indiana, also known as The Hoosier State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. Mostly flat with some rolling hills, Indiana soil primarily consists of glacial sands, gravel and clay, which is great for farmland.
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 Indiana 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 Indiana contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Stonewood Drive N, Mount Vernon, IN 47620
Comment: Walkway settled toward garage, rather than toward grass, causing rain water to get into crawl space.
Project Location: McDowell Rd, Vincennes, IN 47591
Comment: I have some unlevel concrete around my pool.
Project Location: Fairfax, Newburgh, IN 47630
Comment: A small patio slab about 12' by 12' has a crack down the middle, the closest section towards the house has since settled down about 3".
Project Location: Kifer Dr., Newburgh, IN 47630
Search Request: polylevel system
Project Location: Muirfield Lane, Saint John, IN 46373
Search Request: polylevel cost
Comment: Need front patio steps & rear patio slabs raised.
Project Location: 96th Place, Saint John, IN 46373
Comment: I have a concrete patio consisting of eight 7'x 7' sections. Two of the sections are sinking on the south side of my patio. I would like to evaluate the option of raising the sections without replacing the concrete. I am considering purchasing a hot tub to place on one section of my patio, and I am now concerned about the foundation under the concrete supporting my patio.
Project Location: White Oak Ave., Munster, IN 46321
Comment: I have sunken section in concrete: Patio Sidewalk Driveway
Project Location: N Colfax, Griffith, IN 46319
Comment: Small concrete slab at front entrance to my home is sinking away from the entrance
Project Location: Unknown, Bloomington, IN 47401
Comment: Wants front walkway lifted (Poly)
Project Location: Riverlane Dr, Lake Station, IN 46405
Comment: Concrete Steps are sinking and moving away from concrete porch.
Project Location: Edgewood Dr., Valparaiso, IN 46385
Comment: WE have front porch area sinking and the driveway has settled causing a bump up into the garage. Also we have an attached screen room on the back of the house that is sinking.
Project Location: APPLE WAY DRIVE, Danville, IN 46122
Comment: Sidewalk leveling
Project Location: W 300 S, Jamestown, IN 46147
Comment: Detached garage floor needs leveled in one area.
Project Location: Knightsbridge Rd, Danville, IN 46122
Search Request: poly leveling
Comment: 2 Sunken sections of driveway and patio near gutter downspouts.
Project Location: Norcross Dr, Valparaiso, IN 46383
Comment: Front stoop and sidewalk