TerraFirma Foundation Systems is Oregon's locally owned and PolyLevel dealer, providing basement waterproofing, crawl space repair, and foundation repair services.
Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Washington 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.
Washington, also known as The Evergreen State, hosts a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities. Topography includes a mix of inlets, bays mountains and a semi-arid basin.
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 Washington 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 Washington contractors are trained and to provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem.
Project Location: W Kennewick Ave, Kennewick, WA 99337
Comment: One section of cooldeck around our swimming pool has sunk 1" at the edge.
Project Location: Anna Ave, Richland, WA 99352
Search Request: concrete lifting near me
Comment: The driveway and front walks have settled due to a washout a while back
Project Location: Silent Creek Ave SE, Snoqualmie, WA 98065
Comment: Concrete driveway and path have settled and are now below level of storm drain in front yard. Need to raise driveway and path so that rain flows into drain instead of pooling on driveway and path.
Project Location: 271st PL SE, Maple Valley, WA 98038
Comment: Need to lift an old slab approx 7" at the lowest point. Less than .5" at the highest. Basically the slab has sunk in one corner.
Project Location: 131 Ave SE, Orcas, WA 98280
Comment: Have two patio slab that has sunk about an inch. Do you raise? Cost?
Project Location: 194th PL SE, Sammamish, WA 98075
Comment: Foam filling, fix crack
Project Location: 17335, NE 17th Pl., Bellevue, WA 98008
Comment: The concrete slab in my garage is sinking. Now is about 2 inches. I'm working from home so you can come at any days.
Project Location: E. Country Club DR, Arlington, WA 98223
Comment: Need estimate to level one section of walkway from driveway to front porch
Project Location: 67th Ave Se, Snohomish, WA 98296
Comment: Sunken patio, shed floor needs leveling and some walkway sinking
Project Location: NE 68th St, Redmond, WA 98052
Comment: Outside path to front door is 5 or 6 concrete/rock slabs, maybe 4'x8'. They've settled and aren't level anymore, would like them to be level and not a trip hazard.
Project Location: Harrison Road, Sedro Woolley, WA 98284
Comment: I have a pump house that is built on a concrete slab that has settled on one corner
Project Location: 60th ST E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Comment: Patio, driveway, and a walkway with sagging deck at one end.
Project Location: SE 221 Street, Kent, WA 98031
Comment: Our home is 32 years old and the front concrete porch has settled about 6 to 8 inches so it's getting difficult for my wife to step up into the house.
Project Location: 26th DR SE, Bothell, WA 98012
Comment: Estimate on structure .Cement Porch sinking on left side/ and Pulling away from home large opening.
Project Location: Otter Pond Dr, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Comment: Back exposed agg. Patio has several cracks and sinking 1-2". Would like them leveled and cracks filled.