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Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Michigan 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.
Michigan, also known as The Great Lakes State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. From the forests in the upper peninsula to the mountains in the west to the level lower peninsula, the geological formulation of the state is quite diverse.
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 Michigan 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 Michigan contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Hidden Creek Lane, Bridgman, MI 49106
Comment: Hi, I have my driveway sank about 2 inches and have one crack about 1 inches on side walk path and would like to fix with mud jacking or poly level or pouring new concrete and would like to know what are the options and estimates! Thanks Kash
Project Location: Wyndstone Dr, Stevensville, MI 49127
Comment: Driveway concrete leveling
Project Location: S, Teakwood, Stevensville, MI 49127
Comment: Patio in back yard needs leveling along with front slab in driveway by garage door.
Project Location: Lakeshore Drive, Fennville, MI 49408
Comment: There is a slab of concrete 14.5' x 9' that has sunken approximately 1.5". This is located just outside the back entry service door.
Project Location: Wallowa Rd, White Pigeon, MI 49099
Comment: Garage floor
Project Location: West V W Ave, Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Comment: Our back patio is sinking and would like to level it out to prevent a tripping hazard. Garage floor also seems to be sinking a bit.
Project Location: Crestbrook Dr, Zeeland, MI 49464
Comment: I need a portion of my sidewalk going to the front door raised to level, about 2"
Project Location: 7th St, Muskegon Heights, MI 49444
Comment: The front steps sunk by the front door by about 2". This will be a rental property and I would like to get the front step back up to the original height and, ideally, tipped slightly away from the house. Thanks!
Project Location: Ellery Grove Court, Vicksburg, MI 49097
Comment: I have a sidewalk where a small section has sunk slightly. I would like an estimate to have this leveled.
Project Location: Bedford St, Portage, Mi, MI 49002
Comment: I have two concrete slabs in my garage. One of the slabs has sunken. This leaves a gap under my garage door on one side. Outside the garage the slab leading up to the sunken slab has broken. The broken piece has sunken with the slab inside of the garage. The concrete has been this way since I moved in 8 years ago and remains unchanged.
Project Location: ROSEWOOD, Hudsonville, MI 49426
Comment: We live on a hill and when water comes down it is washing away the sand under our end of our driveway. We replace this about 8 years ago. one of the slabs are broke yet the main one is sinking about 3" from the sidewalk.
Project Location: N 27th, Richland, MI 49083
Comment: Apron in front of double garage sunken on both ends
Project Location: Springwell Ct, Wayland, MI 49348
Comment: Our front step hasn't been level the entire time we've lived here. It's also unfinished on top. I believe this could be because it sank so far that the previously covered portion is now visible. It's a concrete step at the end of our walkway.
Project Location: S Aspen ST Sparta Mi, Sparta, MI 49345
Comment: Driveway Additional information: I'm concerned about: driveway
Project Location: Rogue River Meadows DR NE, Belmont, MI 49306
Comment: I have a driveway slab sinking and then moving other slabs.