Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in South Carolina 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.
South Carolina, also known as The Palmetto State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. From the Atlantic Ocean to the Blue Ridge Mountains, soil can range from sandy to clay.
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 South Carolina 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 South Carolina contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Davis St, Chesterfield, SC 29709
Comment: We have a warehouse with places in the floor that has sunk down and need to see about getting it corrected ,is that something you can help with ? Thanks Wendell
Project Location: Wessington Manor Ln, Fort Mill, SC 29715
Comment: Sections of concrete driveway cracked and sunken
Project Location: Creek View Court, Fort Mill, SC 29707
Comment: Ground eroding under sidewalk/driveway area.
Project Location: Finsbury Lane, Fort Mill, SC 29708
Comment: Hi, I have 2 small concrete slabs that have voids under them due to erosion. One is on the back of a water feature (waterfall) for the pool, and the other is a slab on the side of the house that holds some equipment on it. No problems yet with either slab, but I would like to get them shored up to avoid that.
Project Location: Marett Blvd. Ext., Rock Hill, SC 29732
Comment: Concrete surrounding in ground pool has a few areas where concrete that has cracked and settled low. Pool installed in 1984 cracks and settling appeared a few years ago.
Project Location: College Ave, Rock Hill, SC 29730
Comment: A house just bought has a shift in the concrete causing a negative pitch in one small area that allows a portion of the drive way rain runoff to divert to the back stops and get under the the house. Do you have anytime to come take a look and give me an estimate? Additional information: I'm concerned about: driveway
Project Location: Alysheba Ct, York, SC 29745
Search Request: polylevel cost
Comment: I have a sidewalk in the front of the house that has sunken and is uneven, I also have a pool deck that has some sinking and uneven areas limited cracking but needs to be leveled. Quotes welcome.
Project Location: Green Sea Rd., Green Sea, SC 29545
Comment: I have sidewalk and driveway slabs that need raised.
Project Location: Little Creek Drive, Gaffney, SC 29341
Comment: I need a quote on poly leveling a few areas of my driveway.
Project Location: Inland Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Comment: Need pads leveled around pool area
Project Location: 28th North, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582
Comment: Need quote to level concrete around pool
Project Location: Sneeds Dr, Inman, SC 29349
Comment: Corner in garage is sinking and needs to be lifted level if possible
Project Location: Fury Dr, Inman, SC 29349
Search Request: concrete lifting contractors
Comment: Pool deck at step end has sunk app.2"and other has slight drop
Project Location: Wildheather Dr., Greer, SC 29650
Comment: 5 year old garage slab has sunken in the back corner 2-3 inches.
Project Location: Bridletrail Ln, Union, SC 29379
Comment: We have part of our concrete sinking at our pool.