Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Louisiana 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.
Louisiana, also known as The Pelican State, is comprised of soil formed from sediment washed down the Mississippi River, creating an environment suitable for many unique wildlife and plant species. This soil ranges 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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: B Ranch Rd., Livingston, LA 70754
Comment: Sinking slab
Project Location: Dogwood Dr, Oak Ridge, LA 71264
Search Request: polylevel concrete lifting
Comment: Steps and sidewalk
Project Location: Navajo Dr, Abita Springs, LA 70420
Comment: Pool deck sinking around pool and one specific area sank a few inches
Project Location: Oaklawn Ave, Lacombe, LA 70445
Comment: I have a section of my swimming pool deck which has been slowly sinking and developing cracks.
Project Location: Paradise Ln., Lacombe, LA 70445
Comment: Cracks in driveway slab
Project Location: Villere St, Mandeville, LA 70448
Comment: Slab under carport has cracked and is sinking
Project Location: Islenos Key, Saint Bernard, LA 70085
Comment: Repair to concrete slab at rear of property abutting water front bulkhead. Slab subsided approximately 1.5 inches over the last 3 years. Slab dimensions are approximately 10' x 15'. Slab contains highway mesh. Root cause of settlement is wash-out of soil (sand base)through fiberglass corrugated BHD. Slab is 3.5" thick and was poured approximately 4 years ago. Area to be repaired is easily accessibly.
Project Location: Airport Road, Jonesville, LA 71343
Search Request: polylevel concrete
Comment: We have an old church that has settled and cracked the slab and two walls. Need to repair slab so we can remodel inside.
Project Location: Bent Tree Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072
Comment: Concrete around pool is settling and sinking. need quote to pump back up to original level.
Project Location: Janet Dr., Westwego, LA 70094
Comment: To whom it may concern, I would like a quote for some parking lot/sidewalk slab jacking in Avondale, LA. It is roughly 3100 SF. I think it is 4" slab, but to be safe please quote for 4" slab and 6" slab. If you need any more info, please advise.
Project Location: COUNTRY CLUB DR, La Place, LA 70068
Search Request: polylevel
Comment: Yesterday morning a section of our back porch dropped about an inch and a half and we would like to have it repaired ASAP. Structural engineer stated that the home is okay. Please contact us. Thank you Nicholas Hionakis
Project Location: Dunleith Drive, Destrehan, LA 70047
Comment: I have a closed in back patio that is sinking, need to speak with someone to understand what needs to be done and how it will be done.
Project Location: West Easy Street, Destrehan, LA 70047
Comment: Living room addition to house is on a slab. Slab is sinking. Would like to get it fixed as soon as possible
Project Location: Home Port Dr, Maurepas, LA 70449
Comment: Uneven decking, erosion under concrete steps, pool skimmer deterioration due to subsidence
Project Location: Homeport Dr, Maurepas, LA 70449
Comment: I have a concrete driveway that is sinking and I need an estimate on repair.