Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Tennessee 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.
Tennessee, also known as The Volunteer State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. Home to mountains, valleys, plateaus and basins, the terrain is a mix of rugged and hilly land.
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 Tennessee 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 Tennessee contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Scenic Drive, Bristol, TN 37620
Comment: Sinking front porch and parts of concrete steps. Also need number of contractor ho can install a driveway. Well part of one for third bay
Project Location: Springview St, Kingsport, TN 37664
Comment: Stamped concrete patio has some settling (1-2") that needs to be raised. Section is approximately 15' X 8'
Project Location: Dogwood Private Drive, Kingsport, TN 37664
Comment: Small porch separating from house
Project Location: ASHEVILLE HWY, Greeneville, TN 37743
Comment: Concrete slab in front of garage is sinking on right side of pad
Project Location: LeDean Drive, Morristown, TN 37814
Comment: Sinking porch
Project Location: Stiner Ln, La Follette, TN 37766
Project Location: French Street, Maryville, TN 37804
Search Request: polylevel concrete
Comment: Ground cement stoop and walkway slab sunk 3 1/2 to 4 inches stoop 4ft wide 5steps
Project Location: Timbercrest Dr., Clinton, TN 37716
Comment: Concrete Raising
Project Location: Amy Dr, Maryville, TN 37801
Comment: Front porch concrete steps have settled several inches
Project Location: Kensington, Maryville, TN 37803
Search Request: concrete leveling
Comment: Need void under porch filled. will explain when contacted
Project Location: Maltese Lane, Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Comment: Want to lift driveway near house to allow proper drainage of water away from house. Have had mudjacking performed in past, but pavement settled afterwards.
Project Location: Ridgebark Ln, Lenoir City, TN 37772
Comment: Just purchased home in Lenoir City. Driveway is only a few years old. Have one section of driveway that has dropped on back edge and obviously is raised on front edge approx 1/2 inch to 1 inch. Need a way to get it jacked on the back edge and leveled back. Also the entire back edge of the concrete has some hollowed out pockets that need to be filled with some type of supporting material/filler. There is a steep slope along back edge of driveway. Worried that entire driveway could eventually droop if I don't address this now. Thanks.
Project Location: Niles Ferry Rd, Madisonville, TN 37354
Comment: Concrete leveling
Project Location: Rotherham Dr, Crossville, TN 38558
Comment: I have several sidewalk panels adjacent to the garage that have dropped. There is a possibility that the same corner of the garage floor could be involved. I have pictures.
Project Location: County Road 1150, Riceville, TN 37370
Comment: Request quite for front step sinkage at residential home.