Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Kentucky 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.
Kentucky, also known as The Bluegrass State, hosts a variety of fertile soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities.
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 Kentucky 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 Kentucky contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: COLLINS LN., Garrison, KY 41141
Comment: Part of garage floor settled
Project Location: Key Pike, Maysville, KY 41056
Comment: My sidewalk consists of (11) 3' sections of concrete. The worst has dropped approx. 3-4 inches. One section has broken diagonally and settled. The others have have slight tilts. Can you help? Thank you.
Project Location: Big Stoner Rd, Winchester, KY 40391
Comment: I need an estimate on raising a concrete slab
Project Location: ECTON ROAD, Winchester, KY 40391
Comment: Slab in barn dropped and need to level
Project Location: Griststone Circle, Independence, KY 41051
Comment: Driveway is starting to settle in one area
Project Location: Leesburg Farms, Cynthiana, KY 41031
Search Request: lift sunken concrete
Comment: I have a slab approximately 22 x 26 leading into my garage. It has dropped in the last 25 years about an inch and a half on the side next to the garage. I would like to get an estimate to raise that end up. Thank you
Project Location: Brightleaf Blvd., Erlanger, KY 41018
Comment: Our front porch (roughly 4x6, about a foot thick) has dropped about 2 inches at one end.
Project Location: Peach Tree Lane, Erlanger, KY 41018
Search Request: +concrete +raising
Comment: I have a concrete slab next to my driveway that is cracked and not level. I have parts of my sidewalk that has sunken and makes it difficult for some people to get on the porch.
Project Location: Opossum Kingdom Rd, Berea, KY 40403
Comment: Front porch and back porch slabs has sank a few inches .
Project Location: Lexington Trails, Dry Ridge, KY 41035
Comment: Have slab concrete front porch that was poured separate from house that was sunk do to natural erosion., would like an estimate on lift
Project Location: SPRINGFIELD DR, Corbin, KY 40701
Search Request: concrete lifting companies
Comment: Concrete slab porch is starting to sag in the middle and has sunken about 2 inches on part that is attached to the house.
Project Location: Wind Brook Drive, Florence, KY 41042
Search Request: polylevel
Comment: Front concrete porch is collapsing from the house and needs repaired.
Project Location: Whitson School Rd, London, KY 40741
Comment: 8'x26' concrete porch has sunk 2" down along the 8' width along the house edge. Porch is currently stable and has not moved in 10 years.
Project Location: Lexington Rd, Nicholasville, KY 40356
Comment: This is at my church. We have a walkway leading up to the main entrance with several areas of unevenness at the joints, creating a tripping hazard. Please call me and I can arrange a time to meet you at the church. Thanks!
Project Location: Paddock Drive, Nicholasville, KY 40356
Comment: Sunken sidewalk slab in front of front porch