Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Kansas 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.
Kansas, also known as The Sunflower State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. The topography ranges from flat in the west to hills and forests to the east.
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 Kansas 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 Kansas contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Meadowbrook Lane, Wellsville, KS 66092
Comment: Large voids under driveway and sidewalk next to garage. Garage floor has settled leaving a gap between door and floor .
Project Location: N 1st Terrace, Baldwin City, KS 66006
Comment: Front porch sinking. Concrete slab that supports 3 vertical beams that support the roof the porch.
Project Location: N. Quail Run Rd, Ozawkie, KS 66070
Comment: I tired applying a concrete overlay using self leveling concrete to my basement floor. I totally screwed it up, tried sanding it down which didn't work. I need some options.
Project Location: Rock Creek Dr, Ozawkie, KS 66070
Comment: Driveway issues.
Project Location: SE Paulen Rd., Berryton, KS 66409
Comment: I have an cement apron in front of 2 garage doors that is sinking. Also possibly back patio may need work and inside wall of garage next to foundation of house may need work.
Project Location: Riley Ave, Ogden, KS 66517
Comment: Concrete in backyard is cracked and sinking
Project Location: N Kilian, Russell, KS 67665
Comment: Solid concrete porch is sinking.
Project Location: Thunderbird Circle, Hays, KS 67601
Search Request: +concrete +lifting
Comment: Three car driveway with settlement and a A/C pad settlement. Would like to get back to proper grade for water disbursement away from the house.
Project Location: S Jefferson, Protection, KS 67127
Search Request: concrete lifting contractors
Comment: I have two patios that are sinking about three inches each.