Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Nebraska 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.
Nebraska, also known as The Corn Husker State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. Primarily a prairie state, Nebraska experiences a wide range of seasonal temperatures and precipitation.
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 Nebraska 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 Nebraska contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: S 8th St Cir, Springfield, NE 68059
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Project Location: Elmwood Dr., Bennington, NE 68007
Comment: Driveway Additional information: I'm concerned about: driveway
Project Location: Autumn Olive Lane, South Sioux City, NE 68776
Comment: The slab adjacent to my front steps is in need of raising. In the last month I have really noticed it getting worse. Could I get an estimate for raising it back to level with the driveway?
Project Location: NW 48th St, Raymond, NE 68428
Comment: Looking to jack a 10x15' concrete pad about 3" up and fill all area underneath with a grout of some sort.Area underneath has settled about 3-5" gap across the whole pad.
Project Location: North Shore Drive, Schuyler, NE 68661
Comment: Patio has 2 sections that are settling. I'm looking to raise them to keep water draining properly
Project Location: East Bradford St., Seward, NE 68434
Comment: I need my front patio raised, it slopes towards the house.
Project Location: Lincoln St., Wayne, NE 68787
Comment: The cement in the front of my house underneath our front steps and porch is low. We are getting water in our basement when it rains.
Project Location: South Broadway St, Bloomfield, NE 68718
Comment: Patio slab, one corner has cracked and sunk. area in need of leveling is about 6' x 6' with a block wall on the perimeter 3' high.
Project Location: Sheridan Street, Saint Paul, NE 68873
Comment: Low spot on driveway near garage where rain collects. Maybe resurface driveway