Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Montana 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.
Montana, also known as Big Sky Country, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. Split by the Continental Divide, Montana terrain ranges from mountainous to the prairies of the Great Plains.
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 Montana 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 Montana contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Morase St., Lewistown, MT 59457
Search Request: concrete lifting mt
Comment: Will you come to lewistown
Project Location: Grassy Meadow Rd, Belgrade, MT 59714
Comment: Walkway to front porch had drooped about 2" from driveway. I'm looking for a quote to lift and level. Thanks!
Project Location: Meadow View, Helmville, MT 59843
Search Request: mudjacking cost
Comment: I have a large patio that has tilted towards the house
Project Location: N 3rd St, Hamilton, MT 59840
Search Request: lift sunken concrete
Comment: 2 slabs on North side of covered patio tilting more and more toward house. This house is only 3 years old
Project Location: Hwy 93, Polson, MT 59840
Comment: 6 ft by 4ft corner of my garage slab that supports the wall has cracked and sunk about an inch.