Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Missouri 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.
Missouri, also known as The Show Me State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. The terrain ranges from the plains to the Ozark mountains.
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 Missouri 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 Missouri contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Buddie Dr, Hazelwood, MO 63042
Comment: Slab in garage has settled along the house and cracked. Plus some settled sections on the front walk between the driveway and porch.
Project Location: 8867, Amy Lane, French Village, MO 63036
Comment: Have a slab that is approximately 24'x40' that has settled about 11" to 12" from one end to the other the 40' way. I would say because of improper compaction in original construction in about 2006.
Project Location: Manor Cir, Barnhart, MO 63012
Comment: Driveway concrete slabs are uneven.
Project Location: Ruth Ln., Festus, MO 63028
Comment: Front porch has split and front part is pulling away.
Project Location: Bay Tree Dr., St Peters, MO 63376
Comment: I have a couple of slabs of concrete that are needing to be leveled on our driveway. I was also checking to see if you all are able to fill in the joints as well and what options might be available. Thank you.
Project Location: 6020, Cross Pointe Dr, Cedar Hill, MO 63016
Search Request: polylevel system
Comment: Dirt disappears under concrete walkway to front door. Several holes appearing under concrete. Hole was filled in by previous homeowner approx. 16 months ago.
Project Location: Highway 19, Owensville, MO 65066
Comment: Need a portion of my basement floor raised.
Project Location: [email protected], Rolla, MO 65401
Comment: FRONT PORCH HAS SETTLED AND CRACKED NEEDS TO BE LIFTED AND LEVELED
Project Location: Trails End, Holts Summit, MO 65043
Comment: 12' x 40' slab has settled and would like to level it with the adjacent slab. there no cracks in the slab. it is 2 inches up to 6 inches lower than the other slab. would like to build a new shop on it if price is resonable.
Project Location: Fairway St., Tipton, MO 65081
Comment: Garage floor is cracked and unlevel.
Project Location: Saddler Dr, Tipton, MO 65081
Comment: Back driveway with retaining walls is settling and separating from the structure of the home. Some sidewalk settling and garage cracks need to be investigated.
Project Location: Imperial Point Drive, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Comment: Concrete driveway has settle at the garage door the entire 20-22' width. it goes from roughly 1" at the right side to 3" at the left side. i'd like an estimate for raising it back to just below the garage floor level.
Project Location: Sunrise Drive, Marshall, MO 65340
Search Request: lift sunken concrete
Comment: Have two spots on my side walk that needs raised a few inches. None of it's broken. Just needs lifted. Thanks.
Project Location: Bohon Road, Sedalia, MO 65301
Comment: Hi. I have a basement floor section about 12 feet by 15 feet that has sunk on one side about two inches. Cause is probably water being allowed to get under the floor from a poorly maintained down spout.
Project Location: S Hughes St, Hamilton, MO 64644
Comment: I was wanting to know about how much it would cost to have my one car garage raised and my back steps