Woodford Bros., Inc specializes in foundation repair and concrete lifting for homes and businesses throughout Central New York. They have nearly four decades of experience in the construction renovation industry and have been involved in over 30,000 projects.
Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in New York 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 York, also known as The Empire State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. From New York City to Upstate New York, the state terrain includes a wide range including urban areas, farms, forests, rivers, mountains and 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 New York 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 York contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Douglas Lane, Boston, NY 14025
Comment: Three sections of the six section (2 rows of 3) concrete parking area that are adjacent to the east wall of the garage have subsided resulting in a tripping hazard where this parking area meets up with the main concrete driveway pad.
Project Location: Christopher Blvd, Hamburg, NY 14075
Search Request: polylevel concrete lifting
Comment: Sidewalk slab at one end has sunk about 3/4 to 1 inch. Need this raised level.
Project Location: TorryDrive, Hamburg, NY 14075
Comment: Two slabs of our concrete driveway are sinking. We are wondering how much it would cost to lift them. The slabs have not cracked are seem to be in good condition.
Project Location: Connie Trail, Buffalo, NY 14219
Search Request: concrete lifting buffalo
Comment: Repair cracks on rear stamped patio, and front steps.
Project Location: Dickens Rs, Buffalo, NY 14219
Comment: Recently purchased a home and would like to look into the leveling of the concrete pads in the driveway and the addition of a few concrete pads on the property. Thank You
Project Location: Lake Ave, Buffalo, NY 14219
Search Request: superior concrete services
Project Location: Indian Churh Rd., Buffalo, NY 14210
Search Request: concrete leveling
Comment: I have a few slabs of my concrete driveway that are sinking toward my house making water in my basement a problem. Also have a very shallow spot in my sidewalk that retains water and is a liability in the winter months. I would like to know how much it would cost to fix the driveway and if you would be able to help with the sidewalk or if that is a town problem. Thank you for your time.
Project Location: Route 98, Varysburg, NY 14167
Comment: Two cracked patio pieces about 4x5 and one small one in the garage.
Project Location: Minnesota Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214
Comment: We are homeowners seeking quotes to address two structural problems with our 1920's home in N. Buffalo: *Structural problem of our back porch that is slanted *Reinforcement of the concrete foundation on driveway side
Project Location: BERRYMAN DR, Buffalo, NY 14226
Comment: Old Garage from 1940 that has sunk on one side by about 5 inches
Project Location: Ransom, Grand Island, NY 14072
Search Request: under concrete foam leveling
Comment: CONCRETE AROUND POOL HAS SUNKEN IN PATIO AREA AROUND POOL.
Project Location: Vine Lane, Buffalo, NY 14228
Comment: I have a bunch of sinking concrete in random areas, and a bunch that could be replaced. Looking for options that don't require a home refinance, LOL Thanks in advacne! Andrea
Project Location: Kimberly Drive, Lockport, NY 14094
Comment: I have a sunken concrete slab by side of house that holds pool equipment. Slab is 6x4 approx.
Project Location: Williams Road, Ransomville, NY 14131
Comment: My slab of concrete at my attached garage back door has sunken in near the house, several inches. If someone could come out for an estimate, I'd also appreciate taking a side trip a few miles away to a shrine with many statues on tipping foundations... of course as a separate project.
Project Location: Route 15A, Springwater, NY 14560
Comment: Estimate for a slab on grade garage, with cracks in floor and out of level.