Concrete Lifting | Slab Jacking
Conditions where outdoor concrete has already begun to sink is not uncommon in Winnipeg, Manitoba and is often the result of shifting or a weak soil base or erosion. It causes driveways, sidewalks, walkways, concrete steps or patio/pool areas to become tripping hazards and can effect property value.
Winnipeg soil has a variety of soil types, ranging in density and load-bearing capacities.
Soil in any environment can change, however. When the weight above the soil exceeds the soil below, the soil will compact and settle. Clay and silt can also cause soil to compact when it becomes dry. Regardless of the reason, once soil becomes compact, heavy concrete above the soil will sink and crack. It's a gravity thing!
What can be a very noticeable problem, can become a speedy and simple resolution with the right contractor.
Previously, sinking concrete was repaired by a technique called "mud jacking" that uses a thick slurry to fill in the gap underneath the sunken concrete. While effective, it is not the most efficient way to solve the problem, and adds more weight above the compacting soil.
Today, select contractors in Winnipeg, Manitoba are trained to provide a better alternative to mud jacking. Polyurethane is a less intrusive product, with a light weight solution that doesn't add more weight to the problem.
If you are seeing signs of sinking concrete on your property, have a contractor provide the Polyurethane alternative to mud jacking Our contractors at Eco-Lok Protective Coatings are fully trained and will provide a free estimate to solve your sinking concrete problem!
Lifts settled slabs and slab foundations
Lifts and levels sunken sidewalks, driveways, and patios
Levels concrete steps and landings
Fills sinkholes and other voids