Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Ohio 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.
Ohio, also known as The Buckeye State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. From the Ohio River the Lake Erie, Ohio is considered the gateway to the Midwest.
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 Ohio 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 Ohio contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Harrison Pike, Cleves, OH 45002
Comment: We have a section of patio that tilts.
Project Location: SOUTH ROAD, Addyston, OH 45001
Comment: Need a front porch slab raised about 1". The slab is 6' X16'
Project Location: Essex Orchard Station Dr, Fairfield, OH 45014
Comment: I need the driveway lift by the garage and one small part of the walk way
Project Location: Willow Place, Trenton, OH 45067
Comment: 8x16 covered porch cracked and sunken about 2 inches on one side.
Project Location: Shanda, Monroe, OH 45050
Comment: I have a 6' by 8' slab directly in front of right entrance of garage that had dropped about 2-2 1/2 inches. In has no cracks... trying to determine if jacking or slab replacement is better.
Project Location: ROLLING MEADOWS DR, West Chester, OH 45069
Comment: I have a few spots in my driveway that have sank a little, interested in a quote to lift so the entire driveway is level.
Project Location: Harbor Cove Ct, Middletown, OH 45044
Comment: I would like a quote for leveling our driveway.
Project Location: Ashland Trl, Farmersville, OH 45325
Comment: My slab floor in my house is sinking. Right now it's about 1 inch in the rear of my home
Project Location: 7286, Charter Cup Lane, West Chester, OH 45069
Comment: Attached and finished sunroom has sunk about 3 inchs over the last year or so. House was built in 1992 and sunroom has been fine until now.
Project Location: Cedar Glen Way, Middletown, OH 45042
Comment: Our garage floor is cracked and the corners have dropped at the garage door preventing the door from sealing
Project Location: SUSSEX DR, West Chester, OH 45069
Comment: Corners of concrete garage floor are cracked and sagging leaving a large gap under the garage door.
Project Location: Mound St, Brookville, OH 45309
Comment: Driveway leveling
Project Location: Celestial Cir, Middletown, OH 45044
Comment: Front porch has sunk near front door but concrete has not broken - would like an estimate for its repair.
Project Location: Kensington Trail, Middletown, OH 45044
Comment: The driveway has dropped considerably at the garage floor
Project Location: Pansing Road, Englewood, OH 45332
Comment: One story home on a slab. I have two interior areas totaling about 80sf and part of garage floor about 90sf that need raised.