Uneven settling of the ground beneath concrete slabs and sidewalks can result in one end sinking and other becoming slightly elevated. It is a problem that can lead to cracked concrete if not resolved right away.
Why is my concrete sinking into the ground?
Slab concrete used for foundations, driveways, patios, sidewalks and more can end up sinking into the ground at one end or another. The reasons can vary widely. Tree limbs down in the ground that begin to rot can leave open areas that cause uneven settling. Soil erosion, poor compaction, and soil quality can all play a role in the sinking of a concrete slab.
Will I have to replace the concrete?
The look of a concrete slab that is sinking down into the ground can be disheartening. It might look as if there is no hope and the concrete will need replacing, but there are methods to bring the concrete back to a level position. Polyurethane concrete raising Illinois by a company like A-Proseal offers a quick, affordable solution.
Using Polyurethane Foam
The process of inserting polyurethane foam beneath the sunken end of the concrete is a sure way to fill in the space that is allowing the slab to sink. It can be done with one technician and requires very little wait time to gain full use of the concrete surface again.
Save Money and Time Using the Raising Method
The cost difference between installing a new concrete slab and raising using polyurethane foam can be dramatic. The cost can be as much as 50 percent less or more if the slab is only slightly settled. The time for raising is minimal in comparison to installing concrete.
Reduce the Chances of Damage to the Slab or Building
Raising a sinking concrete slab is essential to avoid cracking or breaking, which will then require replacement. The weight of a building on a sinking slab foundation is all it takes to severely damage the concrete.
Save your sinking concrete before it gets to the point of no return. Make your concrete surface usable and safe from damage with polyurethane raising.