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: South Mountain Road, Northfield, MA 01360
Comment: The 3 foot by 24 foot apron or skirt in front of my garage has sunk an inch and a half. My fear is that it will just continue to sink. Polylevel strikes me as the way to go in this situation. I just don't know if it is a cost effective fix.
Project Location: Mount Elam Rd, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Comment: I have a garage floor that may be sinking
Project Location: EAST ST, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Comment: Sinking/cracking concrete pad. Apprx 4'x5' at base of outdoor stairs to front porch
Project Location: Mohegan St, Norfolk, MA 02056
Comment: Settling/cracking garage floor
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: Longwood Dr, Lunenburg, MA 01462
Comment: I have a 20'x50' cement pad that I need level
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: Lakeside Drive, Bridgewater, MA 02324
Comment: We have a patio slab that is sinking towards the house. We would like to level it off again.
Project Location: Chipman Lane, Stoughton, MA 02072
Comment: Garage floor sinking in dpots
Project Location: Prospect St, Needham, MA 02492
Comment: I have a concrete patio that is uneven. I would like to make it level.