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: Kimball Street, Brooklyn, NY 11234
Comment: I have 4 adjoining slabs that are sinking in my backyard. The concrete itself is intact as none are broken or cracked. The concrete has sunk an average of about 2-3 inches which is causing a tripping hazard. Since the concrete is not damaged I was looking Into raising it rather than replacing it.
Project Location: 65th Street, Ridgewood, NY 11385
Search Request: polylevel concrete
Comment: Sinking driveway need to be rises.
Project Location: 32nd Ave, Woodside, NY 11377
Comment: Front porch area
Project Location: 142-41 224 Street, Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
Comment: Concrete driveway is cracking and sinking in some areas throughout the field. I would like to determine if PolyLevel is the correct solution.
Project Location: Beaver Lake Road, Windsor, NY 13865
Comment: Pad needs leaveling
Project Location: Brinsmade Ave, Bronx, NY 10465
Search Request: polylevel concrete
Project Location: Sugarloaf Mt. Road, Chester, NY 10918
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Comment: Garage slab has sunk about 4 inches in let back corner, crack in center of slab as a result of settling Need to sell house, would like to Level and install epoxy floor.
Project Location: Charles St, Floral Park, NY 11001
Search Request: concrete leveling companies
Comment: Level a basement floor
Project Location: ROUTE 9W SOUTH, Nyack, NY 10960
Comment: Driveway is at top of hill by road. Slope is eroding and undermining driveway. Need to fill voids before I can remove trees and install retaining wall. No lifting required just thorough void fill
Project Location: Brickyard Rd, Lansing, NY 14882
Comment: Concrete patio, approximately 25x12, has sunk 2 inches on house side, needs slope re-established.
Project Location: Route 15A, Springwater, NY 14560
Comment: Estimate for a slab on grade garage, with cracks in floor and out of level.
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: Route 98, Varysburg, NY 14167
Comment: Two cracked patio pieces about 4x5 and one small one in the garage.
Project Location: Innsbruck Blvd, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
Comment: One segment of my concrete drive has sunken and need to be raised.
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.