Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Rhode Island 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.
Rhode Island, also known as The Ocean State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. Although small in size, the landscape ranges from lowlands of the Narrangansett Bay to part of the New England uplands to the west.
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 Rhode Island 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 Rhode Island contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Naushon Ct, North Kingstown, RI 02852
Comment: I have a cement walkway and one of the slabs has sunken. I may also have a pitch issue where it is pointing back towards the foundation and should be pointing towards the grass.
Project Location: Prospect Street, Warwick, RI 02886
Comment: Approximately 25' or 6 slabs of walkway from front door to street that need to be raised and leveled
Project Location: Rutland St, Cranston, RI 02920
Project Location: Varin Drive, Smithfield, RI 02917
Comment: My front porch is a concrete slab and it has cracked and dropped slightly in one section. Your Polylevel looks like it could fix it.
Project Location: Smithfield Rd, Providence, RI 02904
Comment: Ac pad needs leveling
Project Location: Dexter Rock Road, Lincoln, RI 02865
Comment: Patio has sunk in Middle always collecting water when it rains
Project Location: Richard Dr, Tiverton, RI 02878
Comment: Need Garage floor lifted. The floor has sunk in one corner about 3 inches causing a crack in the floor. I would like a free estimate to determine the cost to poly level it.