How To Repair a Sinking Concrete Patio?
Concrete patios, paver block walkways, and any other concrete slabs can sink over time due to changes in its base. Soil washout under the concrete slab poorly compacted fill soil, and moisture content changes are the main reasons behind a sunken patio. This sinking can cause problems, especially on a patio that additionally pitched towards your house, and then it rains. To fix the problem of a sunken concrete patio, you have three options. Let’s review one by one.
The old fashion way of addressing the problem is to jackhammer the entire thing into pieces and start from scratch. This method is the most expensive one as it involves loading all the debris into a dump truck, leveling the ground and installing a new pour patio. Besides the high cost of this project, your landscape risk of being damaged in the process. That is because you will have a mini-tractor going back and forth over your lawn to take the debris to a dump truck parked in front. Further, the curating time of concrete can take two to three days.
In the process of mudjacking, concrete slabs are lifted by drilling strategically placed holes through them. Then with the help of a pump and flexible hoses, a blend of cement, sand, and soil, and water is pumped beneath the settling slab to raise it. Finally, the slab is back to its original position. Mudjacking is more cost-effective than replaced concrete.
Polyurethane Foam Jacking
This is the latest lifting concrete technique used by professionals in the field. Polyurethane foam jacking is very similar to Mudjacking but with some advantages. It applies a special foam, which brings extra benefits over its counterpart the mudjacking method. It is a long-term solution, that is cheaper than replacing concrete, and it is extremely lightweight. Plus, the curing time is quicker than concrete. This means that you and your family can use the patio within a few hours of completing the project.
Need to Fix a Sunken Patio in Colorado?
You can always trust Eco Level to fix your concrete slab areas. We have many years of experience. Plus, we offer affordable and quick polyurethane foam jacking and concrete leveling services to repair or replace your concrete structure. Call us at (303) 775-3860 to see how we can help.