Most sinking concrete slab issues arise from the soil beneath the foundation being eroded away by not being properly compacted before initially installed, from the forces of water, or a shift in the surrounding landscape. Open spaces or voids under the concrete slab caused by any of these forces can cause structural, cosmetic, and safety hazard concerns that need to be addressed quickly and efficiently.
Whether the concrete slab is a basement or other interior floor, porch or steps, driveway or sidewalk, AMC911 Crawl Space & Foundation Repair’ concrete leveling services not only repair the level and appearance of the slabs or floor but also address the underlying problem that caused the problem, as well.
Sidewalk Concrete Leveling
Commercial, industrial, municipal, and managed community property owners take note: cracks appearing from sinking sidewalk concrete slabs present a hazard for a trip or fall. AMC911 Crawl Space & Foundation Repair has a fast and clean method for repairing and leveling your sidewalk. We can have the job done within a couple of hours and, in many cases, avoid any disruption to the flow of traffic or operation.
Driveway Concrete Slab Leveling
Increase your home or business’s curb appeal and value by leveling your sinking concrete driveway slabs. Most driveway sinking concrete problems result from poor undersoil conditions or water drainage. Our method addresses the sinking concrete issue and prevents the problem from happening again.
Sinking Concrete Porch or Steps
Block cement porches and steps can especially be a hazard for injury when not level. Again, most sinking problems arise from soil erosion from water. AMC911 Crawl Space & Foundation Repair have extensive experience resolving this problem usually within a few short hours.
AMC911 Crawl Space & Foundation Repair uses various methods to raise a sinking concrete floor depending on the scale of the problem, the structure itself, and the makeup of the soil underneath.
In many cases, we use a new technique known as polyfoam slab jacking for leveling sinking concrete patios and porches.
Another very popular and effective method of leveling sinking concrete floor slabs is Earth Contact Product’s Concrete Slab Push Pier System. This system effectively repairs sinking and/or cracked residential and commercial basement or interior floors.
As demonstrated in the left diagram and photos to the left (click on any photo for a larger view) holes are strategically bored through the concrete and concrete slab push piers are put in place. Installation is accomplished inside the structure through an eight-inch core drilled access hole.
After installing the piers, the slab load is transferred across the piers uniformly and evenly by activating the hydraulic rams simultaneously.
You should use resistance pier slabs primarily anytime you have a slab that needs to be lifted and stabilized due to failing soil conditions that are too weak to support the slab.
These piers install quickly due to their minimal set-up time making the resistance slab pier a low-cost and time-efficient solution.
Contact us to learn more about concrete raising and the other services that AMC911 Crawl Space & Foundation Repair offers to the property owners of Northern Virginia and the Hampton Roads area.