American Waterworks provides services for sinking and uneven concrete throughout southeastern Minnesota, including greater Rochester and St. Paul. They are also available in western Wisconsin, and northern Iowa including Winneshiek, Allamakee, and Fayette counties.
Have you noticed treacherous cracks in your sidewalk, sinking sections of your driveway, or tilting concrete steps at your home? The changing seasons of Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin lead to soil erosion and weak soil base, which can cause the issue you're seeing. Luckily, PolyLevel, NexusPro and SealantPro.
Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Minnesota 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.
Minnesota, also known as The North Star State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. It's varied terrain was sculpted by volcanic rock and massive ice sheets, resulting in a mix of topography and many lakes.
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 Minnesota 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 Minnesota contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Pine Ridge Ct Sw, Oronoco, MN 55960
Comment: We have a couple of concrete slabs that need to be raised up. First, is in our garage where water has started pooling to the back floor. Second is in a walkway to our main entrance and third is a patio by our walkout basement. We would like someone to come out to inspect and provide a quote. Thank you.
Project Location: Brookfield Ct NE, Byron, MN 55920
Comment: My front steps are tilted to the side, and I have 2 small sections of sidewalk beside my garage that have shifted.
Project Location: Perlich Ave, Red Wing, MN 55066
Comment: I think we are still a little time out from the weather being warm enough but i have the funds and would like to get this done as early in the year as possible, so i can go ahead and add the proper drainage, soil, grass seed to try to prevent this from happening in future. Thanks
Project Location: Aurora Circle, Red Wing, MN 55066
Search Request: polylevel cost
Comment: Front sidewalk is down a couple of inches of where it should be and we also have a 3 car garage that the driveway sinks in the summer and raises in the winter. Right now it's down over an inch. We have our townhome listed but thinking this is an issue that we should try and take care of to help our sell ability. The driveways are the owners responsibility but we never got around to it.
Project Location: ROCHESTER BLVD, Randolph, MN 55065
Search Request: polylevel system
Comment: Soil not compacted prior to concrete pour. Unsupported garage floor with some cracking.
Project Location: GRAY FOX DR NE, Owatonna, MN 55060
Search Request: concrete lifting near me
Comment: Concerned with sinking driveway by garage. Not sure if I should fix now or can wait. Looking for opinion on options and estimate.
Project Location: South St, Owatonna, MN 55060
Comment: I have one slab that runs against the house, approximately 8' x 12'. I believe the slab has dropped about 4" and water is starting to run down along the basement wall and I'm afraid at some point the wall will cave in.
Project Location: Hilltop Place, Owatonna, MN 55060
Search Request: mudjacking
Comment: Sinking sidewalk and part of driveway
Project Location: Headley Court, Northfield, MN 55057
Comment: Need estimate one side of patio needs lifting has gone down directing water to foundation, one corner aprox. 1 1/2" but most other 1/2 tp 1/4" slanting.
Project Location: Newhall Dr, Faribault, MN 55021
Comment: Driveway sinking where it connects to the garage
Project Location: Highland Hills Ln S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016
Comment: Residential entry/front sidewalk has sunk a couple of inches and separated from the concrete "stoop", likely due to erosion or settling. Home was built in 2004 or so. I would be happy to provide photos if that helps. Pretty simple situation but I'm not sure if lifting the sidewalk is the proper / most permanent solution.
Project Location: Glen Road, Newport, MN 55055
Comment: Seeking estimate for garage floor sinking and possibly an outdoor slab/sidewalk at entry that is just beginning to crack and sink.
Project Location: 86th Court E, Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077
Comment: Quote to raise sidewalk that goes into my side garage door
Project Location: Paddington Road, Willernie, MN 55090
Comment: Detached garage slab in one corner has sunk and cracked significantly.
Project Location: Ebba St, White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Comment: We have a large crack across a section of concrete patio that is now slightly sinking.