4 Reasons to Fix Your Sinking Concrete

Monday, February 25th, 2019 by Amanda Waldmann


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It’s hard to think about concrete when everything is covered in snow, but it won’t be long before you’re spending your evening sitting on the front porch and...grimacing at your uneven driveway. That may sound silly, but after a few days of tripping over that same spot, or feeling your car put in the extra work to get over a newly formed ledge into the garage, it’ll be top of mind.

 

Concrete might not seem like a big deal in the grand scheme of home improvement projects to spend money on, but here are four reasons you should get your sinking concrete raised.

1. Safety and Comfort

We’re going to group these together because they go hand in hand. Sinking concrete slabs can cause trip hazards - think of walking on an uneven sidewalk and you’ll know what I mean - and even cause vehicle damage. If you’ve noticed a little ledge you have to accelerate through to get into your garage, it likely means that the driveway slabs closest to the garage are sinking. Leveling your concrete not only eliminates physical hazards, it also takes away another stressor in your life. Those little inconveniences add up and can weigh on you more than you realize.

 

2. Property Appeal/Value

Are you thinking of selling your home? One of the quickest ways to deter buyers is to have a broken, uneven driveway and sidewalk. It gives a bad impression before someone even steps into the house and can lead to wondering what else might be in disrepair.

 

3. Water Issues

When a home is built, everything is put in its specific place to make the home function perfectly. When slabs sink, water can be diverted toward your foundation instead of away from it. Over time, this can lead to water in your basement or crawl space, and from there...well, feel free to browse the rest of our website for potential problems caused by water.

 

4. It’s Cheaper in the Long Run

Once slabs start to sink, they won’t ever correct themselves and return to their original positions. Sinking puts stress on areas of the concrete not built to sustain it, and leads to cracking and crumbling. We can still raise some cracked slabs, but if a slab is too damaged, the only solution is to replace it entirely. It’s much more cost-effective and time-efficient to raise your sinking concrete rather than replace it altogether.

 

Whatever your reason may be, leveling your sinking concrete is quick and easy with our PolyLevel system. Spring is right around the corner - call today to schedule your free estimate.

 

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