Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Oklahoma 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.
Oklahoma, also known as The Sooner State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. From the sloping high plains to the low wetlands, the terrain is diverse.
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 Oklahoma 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 Oklahoma contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Hidden Acre Trail, Owasso, OK 74055
Comment: Pool surround concrete patio settling in various spots. Need a quote to level t out.
Project Location: Silver Lake Road, Bartlesville, OK 74006
Project Location: S. Elm Ave, Broken Arrow, OK 74011
Search Request: concrete leveling
Project Location: E Glendale St, Broken Arrow, OK 74011
Search Request: polylevel concrete
Comment: Our pool And spa deck has sunk about an inch down one side.
Project Location: WOODLAND DR, Skiatook, OK 74070
Comment: My driveway washed out underneath the culvert. I would like a estimate please. Jeremy
Project Location: Crestdale, Noble, OK 73068
Comment: Sidewalk leading up to the house is sinking.. needs lifted