When a concrete surface is no longer providing safe, solid support due to settlement issues, prompt action is necessary before the problem gets worse.
GeoSupport offers affordable, permanent repairs for all sunken concrete problems. When a concrete surface is no longer providing safe, solid support due to settlement issues, prompt action is necessary before the problem gets worse. Before you demolish the concrete slab, consider the advantages of PolyLevel(R) or Low-Density Cellular Concrete (LDCC). These are lower cost alternatives to common concrete remediation methods like mudjacking, concrete grinding, or total concrete replacement.
Concrete is hard to beat as a construction material for all kinds of load-bearing surfaces, from driveways and sidewalks to floors, roads, and airport runways. However, concrete has two characteristics that can cause problems: it’s heavy and it’s brittle.
The weight of a concrete slab can sometimes cause the soil beneath the slab to compress. When this happens, all or part of the concrete slab will sink down under its own weight, often cracking in the process. The cracking occurs because concrete isn’t a resilient material. If a slab is unevenly supported, it’s likely to crack because it can’t stretch or bend.
In addition to unsightly cracks, slab settlement problems can also result in potential accidents, poor drainage, tripping hazards and expensive property damage.