Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Utah 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.
Utah, also known as The Beehive State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. Rugged and diverse, Utah's natural diversity includes the Rocky Mountains, Great Basin and the Colorado Plateau.
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 Utah 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 Utah contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Winding Way, Logan, UT 84321
Comment: A section of sidewalk at the base of the concrete stairs has sunk down and separated from the base of the stairs. Front yard.
Project Location: So 2300 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84124
Comment: Patio: void filling and one area lifting
Project Location: S 800 E, Bountiful, UT 84010
Comment: The sidewalk in front of my house is dipped which collects and retains rain water
Project Location: Chandler Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84103
Comment: My garage and driveway have sunk on one side and I'd like to see whether they can be lifted and repaired. Thanks!
Project Location: Alder Creek Drive, Pleasant View, UT 84414
Search Request: polylevel
Comment: Looking to fill voids under concrete slab from the side. It is currently in good shape and has not moved. This is preventative measure. Thanks
Project Location: Thoroughbred Dr, Kaysville, UT 84037
Comment: Patio slab connected to the walkout basement door appears to be washed out underneath the concrete.
Project Location: S MARGARET ROSE DR, Riverton, UT 84065
Comment: Driveway/sidewalk leveling.
Project Location: Elk View Ct, South Jordan, UT 84009
Comment: Looking for a quote on lifting sunken concrete driveway.
Project Location: S Winter Wheat Circle, Herriman, UT 84096
Comment: Patio has sunken on one side against retaining wall
Project Location: West 7530 South, West Jordan, UT 84081
Project Location: S Tintic Ln, West Jordan, UT 84081
Comment: My driveway and Patio have areas that have sunk
Project Location: South 6305 West, West Jordan, UT 84081
Comment: Settling under concrete patio is causing window well to fill with water.
Project Location: S. New Maple Drive, Herriman, UT 84096
Comment: Driveway & Walkway need to be lifted/leveled. Back patio as well