TerraFirma Foundation Systems is Oregon's locally owned and PolyLevel dealer, providing basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, and foundation repair services.
Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Oregon 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.
Oregon, also known as The Beaver State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. From the mountainous regions formed by volcanic activity to the Columbia River and barren desert, the state represents a true frontier.
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 Oregon 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 Oregon contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: SE 117th AVE, Clackamas, OR 97015
Comment: I have got some concrete stairs tipping away from the house and concrete driveway. I can send pictures, but would like an estimate to level it.
Project Location: Sw Alsea Dr, Tualatin, OR 97062
Comment: I have a concrete slab that needs to be repaired
Project Location: SW 95th Ct, Tualatin, OR 97062
Comment: The dirt under my pool decking has settled leaving a void. I would like to try to fill the void to reduce the risk of a possible collapse of the concrete.
Project Location: Oliver Heights Court, Saint Helens, OR 97051
Search Request: polylevel system
Comment: I have at least 3 dead air space voids under some concrete slabs in my yard.
Project Location: Sw Baymeadows Ct, Beaverton, OR 97008
Comment: One corner of driveway and sidewalk need lifting
Project Location: SW Wilson Dr, Beaverton, OR 97008
Comment: I have two pads on the driveway that are sunken. Also have a porch pad that is cracked and sunken.
Project Location: Quail Run Circle, Woodburn, OR 97071
Comment: Right side of my driveway has settled and cracked. I need an estimate to level and patch if necessary.
Project Location: Sw 214th Pl, Beaverton, OR 97003
Comment: The back patio is sinking and has split in the middle, it seems like the gutter drain pipe may have broken and is washing away the dirt.
Project Location: SE Ripplewood Ave, Hillsboro, OR 97123
Comment: Two segments of our front sidewalk have been raised by tree roots. We're hoping to raise the surround segments to eliminate the trip hazard.
Project Location: Drew St. NE, Salem, OR 97305
Comment: My shop's concrete slab has sunken causing the door jams and roof to be uneven.
Project Location: D St SE, Turner, OR 97392
Comment: I have a small 8' x 12' concrete patio slab in my backyard. A small crack in the slab has turned into a break going from one side of the 8' width all the way across to the opposite side. On one edge of the concrete slab, the break in the concrete remains level. On the opposite edge of the concrete slab, the break in the concrete has dropped roughly 2". I saw on a TV commercial this could possibly be fixed by drilling holes in the concrete and shooting some kind of foam under the sunken end of the slab and lifting it back to make the slab level again. Is this possible? Is it possible to get someone to come out and give me a repair estimate? Thank you.
Project Location: Torrey Pines Dr S, Salem, OR 97302
Project Location: NE South Nebergall Loop, Albany, OR 97321
Search Request: polylevel system
Comment: Back corner of a patio area has lowered and you can see it in the concrete. The edge of the slab is accessible, I wonder if there is something easy to spray in there to raise it.
Project Location: Hubbard Lane, Eugene, OR 97403
Comment: Sinking patio slab
Project Location: Patricia Ln, Eagle Point, OR 97524
Search Request: +concrete +lifting
Comment: Part of front pathway and entryway has sunk