Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in South Dakota 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 Dakota, also known as The Mount Rushmore State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities.
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 Dakota 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 Dakota contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: S. Grace Cir, Sioux Falls, SD 57103
Comment: Drive way has sunk, and there are several cracks.
Project Location: Woodriver Drive, Pierre, SD 57501
Search Request: concrete lifting services
Project Location: Russell Ave, Midland, SD 57552
Search Request: polylevel concrete lifting
Comment: How much to raise a 5x6 foot front step just one step good shape just settled next to the house
Project Location: Portruush Road, Rapid City, SD 57702
Search Request: concrete lifting
Comment: Driveway sinking in a corner. Also need to extend underground drain pipe for gutters under sidewalk and further into the lawn.
Project Location: Tower Ct., Black Hawk, SD 57718
Comment: The sidewalk in front of my home that runs along my attached garage has sunk and is pulling away from the foundation. The walk is approximately 33' long by 5' wide, it has sunk around 8"on one end and 3" on the other.
Project Location: 13th Ave., Belle Fourche, SD 57717
Comment: I have sidewalk slabs which have subsided. The slabs are unbroken, it seems the polylevel system would be a good solution.