Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 by Kristen Owenby
Sinking concrete might not be a top priority for most homeowners, but it represents a serious problem. In areas prone to heavy rain, like East Tennessee, sinking concrete is a common issue that affects more than just roadways and sidewalks.
Concrete patios, porches, pool decks, garden walkways, and other well-used areas are susceptible to the rain. Even interior slabs, like garage floors, can sink.
But, why does concrete sink in the first place?
Concrete is heavy. Over time, rain saturates the ground and finds its way beneath the concrete. This gradually erodes the soil and causes cracking, shifting, and other hazards. Likewise, poorly compacted soil will shift under the weight of concrete. Sunken concrete is not only unattractive, but potentially dangerous if someone missteps and trips over an uneven crack. In some locations, homeowners are required to maintain sidewalks adjoining their property. If someone trips over an uneven sidewalk and injures themselves in front of a home, the owner could be held liable.
Master Services has the perfect solution for sinking concrete. Concrete leveling is an economical, simple process that causes little disruption to landscaping.
First, small holes are strategically drilled in the concrete slab. Next, injection ports are installed, followed by injections of our high-density PolyLyft. As the polyurethane expands, it raises the concrete slab and corrects leveling issues. Finally, holes and control joints are sealed to leave no trace of the installation.
Concrete leveling eliminates tripping hazards and sinking concrete.
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