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: Ne 146th Ave, Vancouver, WA 98683
Comment: I just purchased this house, the back patio has sunken down quite a bit to where my spa is not even close to level, curious if your process can lift a slab where a spa will sit?
Project Location: Ne 16th St, Vancouver, WA 98664
Comment: Looking to level 2 sidewalk slabs
Project Location: 430th PL SE, North Bend, WA 98045
Comment: I have a walkway in three sections. The first section has sunk about two inches on one end, making it a tripping hazard. The slab is 8' x 4' x 5". What would it cost to fix it?
Project Location: NW 121st Cir, Vancouver, WA 98685
Comment: Looking for a quote for a residential home in Vancouver, WA. Garage and kitchen floor slab.
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: 60th ST E, Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Comment: Patio, driveway, and a walkway with sagging deck at one end.
Project Location: 52nd Ave E, Graham, WA 98338
Comment: I have a swimming pool patio that has slabs some of which have sunken at an uneven rate. Would like them close to level so I can lay a protective coating down.
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: 194th PL SE, Sammamish, WA 98075
Comment: Foam filling, fix crack
Project Location: S 220TH PL, Kent, WA 98031
Comment: On the driveway and the entrance there has been a sink. I'm requesting an estimate to see how much it would be to fix the sink on the driveway and the entrance
Project Location: 70TH AVE CT E, Puyallup, WA 98371
Comment: Slab has settled over the years. Want to lift it up.
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.