Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Virginia 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.
Virginia, also known as The Old Dominion State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. With terrain ranging from the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Chesapeake Bay, there is a wide diversity.
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 Virginia 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 Virginia contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: Winewood Dr, Locust Grove, VA 22508
Search Request: polylevel system
Comment: Would like a quote to fix a trip hazard on my concrete sidewalk please
Project Location: Sanderling Court, Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Comment: Concrete around pool sinking.
Project Location: Fox Ridge Rd, Spotsylvania, VA 22551
Comment: Sidewalk leveling needed.
Project Location: Marye Rd, Spotsylvania, VA 22551
Comment: Concrete around pool is uneven with neighboring slabs.
Project Location: Silverstone Dr, Richmond, VA 23116
Comment: There are cracks in the garage floor. It appears to have settled.
Project Location: Kimbermere Ct, Glen Allen, VA 23060
Comment: The walkway to the home has settled and is now creating a tripping hazard.
Project Location: Fox Run Ln, Waynesboro, VA 22980
Comment: Residential home, only 3 yrs old, front sidewalk to house has one section-4'x6' that has settled about 1" to 2". Need to know if you can poly-level it and how much it will cost?
Project Location: Princeton Lane, Fishersville, VA 22939
Comment: The ramp that rises to my garage has settled on one side causing cracks in the front porch allowing the porch to crack settle.
Project Location: Wallingham Dr, Midlothian, VA 23114
Comment: Dampness and moldy smell at the front of the house
Project Location: GREY GOOSE CT, Midlothian, VA 23114
Comment: Aggregate walkway in front of house has sunk and is no longer level.
Project Location: School St, Kilmarnock, VA 22482
Comment: Had an undetected pipe leak for years under a concrete floor which has resulted in the slab setteling about 1.25''. had an engineer suggest injecting poly grout under the slab to sure the ground up to prevent further setteling of the slab.
Project Location: Spring Run Rd., Midlothian, VA 23112
Comment: Cracks and sunken concrete
Project Location: College Park Avenue, S. Chesterfield, VA 23803
Comment: Need to fix sinking concrete around swimming pool
Project Location: Kingswood Ln, Lynchburg, VA 24504
Comment: 2 stoops sunken towards house
Project Location: Randolph St., Bedford, VA 24523
Comment: Carport , staying water after rain