Don't let an unlevel driveway ruin your day.
Are you tired of looking at your cracked and sunken concrete driveway? Does it make you feel like your home is falling apart? If so, it's time to have it levelled.
Your driveway is one of the first things people notice about your home. It can directly affect your home's curb appeal and market value, so it's essential it looks its best. If you notice cracks forming on your driveway or that it's uneven, you are probably experiencing concrete settlement. Concrete settlement is a common problem in The Maritimes. Cracked and uneven driveways can make shovelling, parking and walking complicated and unsafe. Cracks and uneven surfaces don't just make your driveway look bad, they can be hazardous to people using it. You may have tried patching the cracks, but patching only works temporarily and will not solve the problem long-term. Cracks will continue appearing, and your driveway may sink unless you address the underlying issue. So how do you fix it? With polyurethane concrete levelling!
Polyurethane concrete levelling can solve driveway problems caused by concrete settlement once and for all! Our process is fast, efficient, non-invasive and environmentally friendly. We begin by drilling dime-sized holes in the top of the slab. We will then inject polyurethane foam under the slab, where it expands and lifts it back into its original position. Once the slab is lifted, we patch the injection holes, and the job is complete! The lifting process usually takes a few hours for projects like driveways, and it is ready for use that same day! If you are looking for a way to lift your driveway back to its original height and prevent tripping hazards, polyurethane concrete levelling is the answer. Don't let a sunken and settled concrete driveway cause problems for you. Contact Maritime Concrete Lifting today!
Your driveway may be sinking and settling for a number of reasons, such as improper drainage, erosion, the freeze/thaw cycle and poor compaction during installation. If you have poor drainage around your driveway, water can pool around it, get underneath and wash away the subgrade. Water can also collect on top and seep into the concrete, which can lead to cracks in the surface. This ties in with erosion, but natural factors like excess rain and wind can also cause erosion.
Another common reason for concrete settlement is caused by the freeze/thaw cycle. When the ground freezes, it expands, and when it thaws, it contracts. This causes the soil below your driveway to move and settle in different places. This creates voids beneath your driveway, which cause it to sink and settle. This can be a slow process, but over time it can lead to cracks and potholes in your driveway.
Your driveway may be sinking because of poor compaction during installation. Compaction is the process of compacting the soil beneath your driveway with heavy equipment, which squeezes out air pockets and compacts the soil into a solid foundation for your driveway. If the soil beneath your driveway is not compacted correctly, it will sink, settle and possibly even collapse over time.
Other common causes for concrete settlement are tree roots growing beneath the slab, vehicle traffic (usually because of poor compaction or erosion) or broken water or septic lines. Whatever the reason your driveway is sinking and settling, Maritime Concrete Lifting can get it back to its original position in no time!