Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Vermont 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.
Vermont, also known as The Green Mountain 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 Vermont 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 Vermont contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Brook Drive, Burlington, VT 05408
Comment: I have a 3' by 13 1/2' slab that has sunk. it is in a "mud room". The room is attached to the house but the slab is not.
Project Location: Sodom Road, Milton, VT 05468
Comment: Part of my garage floor is sinking, and the slab has cracked. I can hear that that it is hollow under the broken piece of slab. Looking to see if this filler is an option versus removing the broken part of floor and pouring a new slab.
Project Location: McLeod Road, Graniteville, VT 05654
Comment: I need a quote on lifting a concrete slab that has settled ,it is part of a outside pool deck .
Project Location: Creek Road, Irasburg, VT 05845
Search Request: concrete lifting services
Comment: Half of garage floor downabout 3 inches 12x24 .