Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in New Jersey 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.
New Jersey soil has a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities.
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 New Jersey 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 New Jersey contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Greenwood Avenue, Pennsville, NJ 08070
Comment: 3' x 8' slab with 1" drop against garage door opening.
Project Location: Patriot Dr, Swedesboro, NJ 08085
Search Request: concrete lifting companies
Comment: Estimate for lifting concrete driveway and front walkway.
Project Location: Woodruff Trail, Mullica Hill, NJ 08062
Search Request: concrete raising
Comment: I have 2 possibly 3 sidewalk cement slabs approx 4x4 that need repair.
Project Location: Pine Avenue, Elmer, NJ 08318
Comment: Concrete slap porch has sunk approximately two inches on one end
Project Location: Leonard Ave., Clarksboro, NJ 08020
Search Request: concrete leveling contractors
Comment: Steps and cement porch are settling due to wash out of soil supporting them.
Project Location: Churchill Dr, Millville, NJ 08332
Comment: We had a stamped concrete patio pour about 5-6 years ago and we are seeing that there are a few cracks and the the patio is starting to sink at the house. I'm hoping that your company could come out and see if there is anything that you could do to help us... thanks Scott
Project Location: N 9th Street, Millville, NJ 08332
Search Request: polylevel
Comment: I have steps that need to be lifted
Project Location: Alfred Avenue, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Comment: My porch stairs are slumping off of the porch.
Project Location: Cape May Ave, Cape May, NJ 08204
Comment: Walkway needs leveling
Project Location: Cedar Ave, Blackwood, NJ 08012
Comment: Need a back patio lifted by mudjacking or poly level by approx 3 inches. Patio 27 ft by 14ft
Project Location: S Ave, Wildwood, NJ 08260
Search Request: polylevel system
Comment: Unlevel garage floor with some cracking
Project Location: Preston Ave, Voorhees, NJ 08043
Comment: Sunken Concrete slab next to pool, would like free estimate for repair.
Project Location: Harvey Ave, Merchantville, NJ 08109
Comment: Porch has large crack running through it and appears to be sinking
Project Location: Pomona Road, Riverton, NJ 08077
Comment: Driveway Additional information: I'm concerned about: driveway
Project Location: Dominion Drive, Marlton, NJ 08053
Search Request: raise sunken concrete
Comment: Estimate to level sidewalk. sidewalk sunk in multiple spots.