Sure-Dry Basement Systems is a locally-owned and operated foundation repair and basement waterproofing contractor serving Northeast and Central Wisconsin. Since 1994, they have been dedicated to helping homeowners repair their wet basement and crawl space problems, as well as foundation issues caused by bowing, settlement, and sinking.
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: Daisy Ct, Rockwood, MI 48173
Search Request: concrete leveling
Project Location: Chapoton St, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
Comment: The back yard had a water issue. 2 slabs of the garage foundation are sinking. They have cracked, the weight of the slabs pushed dirt out from under the slab and formed a swell of ground next to the slab. There has been a drain and sump installed, now I'd like to get the slab leveled so that the yard can have sort added to bring the level up.
Project Location: Parkcrest Dr., Harper Woods, MI 48225
Comment: I have 4 slabs of concrete along my house that need leveling. Each slab is approximately 80x100 inches
Project Location: Longmeadow Dr, Trenton, MI 48183
Comment: Level up to 3 walkway slabs and fill crack in basement wall.
Project Location: Manor St., Saint Clair Shores, MI 48081
Comment: Level driveway with a guarantee it will not crack.
Project Location: Shadylane, Saint Clair Shores, MI 48080
Search Request: polylevel cost
Comment: Paito slab off the back of the house is sinking and the water is pooling and coming in the basement
Project Location: Joseph Tamron Dr. W, Saint Clair, MI 48079
Search Request: +concrete +lifting
Comment: 3 sections of sunken driveway and hollow garage floor.
Project Location: Leblanc St, Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Search Request: polylevel concrete
Comment: Drive his dropped next the house 2 1/2 " in the last yesr
Project Location: PHILOMENE BLVD, Lincoln Park, MI 48146
Comment: Sunken slab in the driveway
Project Location: Rockport St, Roseville, MI 48066
Comment: I have a small patio in back that had sunk, the home was built in 1959 and wanted a quote to repair it.
Project Location: Base St, New Baltimore, MI 48047
Comment: Porch slab giving way
Project Location: 12150, Grafton, Carleton, MI 48117
Search Request: concrete lifting near me
Comment: Need front porch and garage floor leveled
Project Location: Winona Ave, Allen Park, MI 48101
Comment: Hello...Small slab Needs lifting. Would appreciate an estimate. Thanks!
Project Location: LINCOLN ST., Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Comment: 1 sidewalk slab needs to be raised. The slab portion is solid, NO cracks.
Project Location: Joann Marie, New Baltimore, MI 48047
Comment: Uneven Driveway