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: 6th Ave NE, Sleepy Eye, MN 56085
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Project Location: Oak St., Vesta, MN 56292
Comment: My front steps are sinking into the ground.
Project Location: N. Jefferson St., New Ulm, MN 56073
Comment: Backyard patio has 2 8x10 concrete slabs sunken toward the house foundation. Water drains into foundation instead of away like it should. The 2 slabs are not level with a 3rd slab that has not sunk. Slabs need to raised and re-leveled to redirect water away and prevent trip hazards.
Project Location: Hilltop Place, Owatonna, MN 55060
Search Request: mudjacking
Comment: Sinking sidewalk and part of driveway
Project Location: Glens Beach Rd, Waterville, MN 56096
Search Request: polylevel concrete lifting
Comment: My sidewalk raises in sections in the winter, and is slanting towards the house. I am afraid someone will trip and fall. My contractor told me about the foam.
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: 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: E ASHMORE AVE, Montevideo, MN 56265
Search Request: polylevel cost
Comment: Sidewalk and apron needs lifting. About 8 of our association complex need.
Project Location: Newhall Dr, Faribault, MN 55021
Comment: Driveway sinking where it connects to the garage
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: 300TH STREET, New Prague, MN 56071
Comment: 4 car garage 40 years old. 1/3 has cracked and sunk. I need it raised
Project Location: 85th Circle, Brownton, MN 55312
Search Request: concrete lifting
Comment: Sunken cement walk out patio.
Project Location: 2ND St NW, New Prague, MN 56071
Comment: Front stoop sinking was mud-jacked about 10 years ago and back to lower than previous sunken level of about 3-4 inches.
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: 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.