Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Ontario and is often the result of shifting, a weak soil base or erosion. It causes driveways, sidewalks, walkways, concrete steps or patio areas to become tripping hazards and can affect property value.
Ontario soil has a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. 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 Ontario are trained and certified 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.
Project Location: Welland, ON L3C 5S6
Comment: Have sunken patio slab(s), previously mudjacked.
Project Location: Niagara Falls, ON L2h 2L8
Comment: Small section of concrete driveway has sag maybe 1-1.5 inches in a section
Project Location: Stoney Creek, ON L8J 2S5
Comment: Looking for a quote and how many years do you guarantee your work
Project Location: Hamilton, ON L8G 5A8
Comment: The landing below our front stairs has dropped. It is an extension of our driveway. Sections of the driveway have also dropped.
Project Location: Hamilton, ON L9B 2J9
Comment: We have an area at front of house and the sidewalk from driveway to back yard that have dropped several inches and water now flows towards our house foundation. Need to get a quote to lift these areas up. My husband wants to be home to meet with rep. He is usually home at 4:00 pm. Starting May 1st we will not be here on weekends. Is there any change of getting somebody out before April 28th. 4 pm or later.
Project Location: Burlington, ON L7L 3J9
Comment: Backyard slab
Project Location: Burlington, ON L7L 5E1
Comment: Concrete around pool has sunken in a couple of areas
Project Location: London, ON N6E 1P3
Comment: Garage floor tilting with crack in middle
Project Location: Puslinch, ON N0B 2J0
Comment: Hello, wondering if you folks go to wasaga? we have a concrete driveway that requires some work. at least 2 slabs need to be lifted and we have some cracking on some of the other slabs. just trying to find someone who does that kind of work in that area? thanks
Project Location: Kitchener, ON N2C 1V5
Comment: I have cracks in double driveway and cracks and sinking in patio
Project Location: Ajax On, ON L1s 2w4
Comment: Sunken concrete around pool
Project Location: Georgetown, ON L7G 5J6
Comment: Our patterned concrete step needs lifting about 2.5 inches as well as one section of the path needs to be lifted and levelled about 1.5 inch. Thanks
Project Location: Bowmanville, ON L1C 1C1
Comment: We have a multi-sectioned poured concrete patio that needs levelling. Will you do an on-site consult?
Project Location: Cobourg, ON K9A 5X7
Comment: Concrete slab from step down from front step about 6ft int extreme width and narrows out as it joins our pave driveway
Project Location: Cobourg, ON K9A 5N9
Comment: Front porch slab sunk towards the house instead of away from the house and water pools against the house.