Have you noticed your patio isn't looking as smooth as it used to? Are there cracks and unlevel areas that could be dangerous? If so, your patio may be sinking and settling and needs to be lifted back to its original height.
Your patio should be a place of relaxation, not a place where you have to worry about whether or not your footing will give out as soon as you step onto it. It is perfect for unwinding after a long day and is the center of your outdoor living space. If your patio has begun to settle or is cracked and uneven, it may be uncomfortable to sit on or even dangerous to walk on. The sinking and settling can be so severe that the edges of your patio are forced upward, resulting in an extremely unlevel surface. Sunken and settled patio slabs can lead to poor drainage around your home, leading to the cracking of your home's foundation! If your patio is sinking and settling, you don't have to deal with it! We have the best fix, polyurethane concrete lifting!
Polyurethane concrete lifting is the best solution for sunken and settled patios. It is a better alternative to methods like mudjacking, which can be messy, invasive and not as long-lasting. Our process is fast and efficient and takes under a day to complete. First, small holes are drilled into the top of the sunken slab; we then inject polyurethane foam into the voids below, where it expands and lifts the cement slab back to its original height. Once your patio is lifted, we patch the holes, and you can use your patio that same day! Our polyurethane foam is also environmentally friendly! It is made of partly recycled materials and contains no harsh or toxic chemicals that can harm the environment or your family. If you're looking for the fastest and longest-lasting way to lift and level your patio, contact Maritime Concrete Lifting today!
Concrete patios sink and settle for various reasons. Poor soil compaction during installation, erosion and other natural factors and poor drainage are often the culprits.
Poor soil compaction during the installation process is one of the most common causes of settling. Soil that is not compacted properly will tend to settle over time, leaving your patio uneven. This sinking and settling can also cause cracks to form, which can be dangerous tripping hazards.
Another reason your patio will sink and settle is erosion and other natural factors. Erosion will wash away the soil under your patio slab over time, leaving voids that cannot support the slab's weight. This will cause it to sink, settle and crack. Other natural factors can include soil shifting and the freeze-thaw cycle. The freeze-thaw/cycle can cause your patio to expand and contract, which can lead to cracks in the surface. Soil shifting, similar to erosion, can leave voids beneath the patio slab and eventually cause your patio to weaken, sink, and possibly crumble.
Poor drainage can also be a factor in causing your concrete patio to sink. If there are areas where water cannot drain away from the area quickly enough, it will pool up beneath the surface and cause it to become saturated with moisture over time. When this happens, it can cause cracks in the concrete or wash away the subgrade and cause the patio slab to sink and settle. Regardless of why your concrete patio is sinking and settling, the team at Maritime Concrete Lifting can lift it back up and make it safe for use for years to come.