Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Massachusetts 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.
Massachusetts, also known as The Bay State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. The terrain is diverse, from the sandy beaches of Cape Cod, rocky shoreline of the northern coast and the rolling Berkshire Mountains in the west.
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 Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Tanglewood Dr, Westfield, MA 01085
Search Request: +polylevel
Comment: Garage floor has settled on one side.
Project Location: Powers Drive, Wilbraham, MA 01095
Search Request: concrete leveling
Comment: One action pool deck and 2 sections walkway
Project Location: Dalessandro Ave, Dudley, MA 01571
Project Location: Cemetery St, Mendon, MA 01756
Comment: We have a pull-through driveway 30 years old (we think)... sections are falling and causing issues with plowing, etc. I'd like to know if we can restore level without replacing it with pavement. PolyLevel sounds promising!
Project Location: Mount Elam Rd, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Comment: I have a garage floor that may be sinking
Project Location: Green St., Berkley, MA 02779
Comment: I have a cement apron/ramp in front of my two stall garage. It was graded away from the garage and from right to left. There is a drain alone the front of the apron. The apron has settled. the water does not drain well any longer.
Project Location: Parmenter Road, Framingham, MA 01701
Comment: Concrete driveway has settled a few inches. Would like to return to original height.
Project Location: Rocky Lane, Medfield, MA 02052
Comment: Crack in the driveway
Project Location: Church Street, Berkley, MA 02779
Comment: Large concrete slab, which is the front porch to our breezeway, has settled about 2 inches toward the house. Rain water collects against the house, and the brick work on the last step to the porch has cracked. Looking to level or even tilt slab further toward the steps.
Project Location: Lanes End, Stoughton, MA 02072
Search Request: concrete lifting companies
Comment: Walkway concrete settlement created 3/4 inch sinking of a slab
Project Location: Maple St, Acton, MA 01720
Comment: Level detached garage floor
Project Location: Chipman Lane, Stoughton, MA 02072
Comment: Garage floor sinking in dpots
Project Location: Deerfield Drive, Bridgewater, MA 02324
Comment: Porch slab, 6'x16', has settled toward house by 1-1/2" pulling down face stone trim along slab/house wall interface. Wish to raise slab.
Project Location: Pierce Ave, Westford, MA 01886
Comment: Areas of my pool deck have sunk and I would like to have it leveled.
Project Location: Destefano Rd, Roslindale, MA 02131
Comment: Need to have a patio leveled