Have you noticed cracks in your detached garage floor? Does it seem uneven or feel like it's moving? Is the floor sloped in some places? If so, then your concrete may be sinking and settling.
Your detached garage isn't just a place to store your cars and tools; it's an important part of your property. Detached garage floor slabs are typically poured onto the subgrade without a foundation. If the floor slab starts to sink and settle, you will start to notice uneven surfaces, cracks in the slab and the walls or the walls separating from the slab. Sunken and settled floor slabs aren't just hard to walk and drive on; they can create more serious issues. If the sinking slab isn't fixed quickly, the entire structure could eventually collapse. But how do you fix a sinking slab, save the concrete and your garage and prevent further settlement? If you're experiencing sinking and settling problems with your detached garage floor, we have the best fix available! Polyurethane concrete levelling!
Lifting and levelling your detached garage floor may seem like a challenging project, but our polyurethane concrete lifting process makes it easy for us to restore it to its original height. Polyurethane concrete levelling is a proven method for lifting detached garage floors and is the best alternative to other methods like mudjacking. The polyurethane foam we use is strong, long-lasting and environmentally friendly. Its fast cure time and easy installation process make it ideal for applications like detached garage floors. We can complete the work in just a few hours, which means you can get back to using your garage the same day! In most cases, polyurethane concrete levelling is a permanent fix for sunken and settled slabs. Our polyurethane foam is resistant to the elements and water, so it will not degrade over time. If you need your detached garage floor lifted and levelled, contact Maritime Concrete Lifting today! We'll ensure you can use your detached garage again in no time!
Detached garages can sink and settle for many reasons. Improper soil compaction, poor drainage and heavy traffic are just a few of the culprits that cause concrete settlement.
Improper soil compaction is usually the main cause of sinking and settling for detached garage floors. If the soil beneath the floor slab is not packed firmly enough during construction, the slab will not be able to support the structure's weight and will start to sink over time. This can also lead to tripping hazards and structural problems with your detached garage.
Poor drainage around your detached garage can also lead to your sinking and settling. If your downspouts are too close to the floor slab or your detached garage wasn't built on a proper slope, then water may pool around the floor slab and cause it to sink and settle over time. Poor drainage will cause the soil below the slab to wash away and leave voids that the concrete can sink into.
Heavy traffic and equipment can also cause issues with your detached garage's floor slab sinking and settling over time. If you frequently drive heavy vehicles in and out of your garage, this will put extra stress on your detached garage's underlying soil. The vibrations of using machinery in your garage can also contribute to sinking and settling. These types of stresses can weaken the subgrade beneath the floor slab (usually because of poor soil compaction), leading it to sink into itself over time. Regardless of the cause of your detached garage sinking and settling, the team at Maritime Concrete Lifting can fix it quickly and efficiently.