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Settling Slabs Through Concrete Leveling

Concrete Foundation Repair for Sidewalks, Steps, Patios, and More

Concrete is a long-lasting, durable material that's been used for construction-related purposes. Even so, the durability of concrete is highly dependent on the stability of the foundation below it. If steps, patios, sidewalks, porches, and interior slabs become unstable below the surface, concrete can settle. This settlement is usually caused by uses with the underlying soil.

If you are experiencing this problem, the type of concrete repair you need is concrete leveling. It's affordability, quality workmanship, and attention to detail that has made Keystone Foundation Repair one of the most trusted concrete companies that provides this service in Carlisle, PA, and surrounding areas. Our concrete repair and leveling capabilities include:

  • Concrete floor leveling
  • Concrete foundation repair
  • Concrete slab leveling


Concrete Foundation Repair for Sidewalks, Steps, Patios, and More

Concrete slab settlement tends to occur in areas where the distance between the concrete slab and the soil is minimal. Both exterior and interior slabs can be affected by settling that occur in these areas. There are four common reasons why a concrete slab may settle:

  • Soil drying and sinking
  • Washout of soil under the slab (usually caused by leaking pipes)
  • Poor compaction fill soil
  • Upward movement of the foundation or slab

Concrete Slab Leveling with Mud Jacking

Keystone Foundation Repair's approach to dealing with settlings is a process referred to as "mud jacking" or "slab jacking." It's a method that involves pouring or pumping a mixture of water and cement under an existing slab that's damage or uneven to make the surface flat again. Mud jacking can be used on any cement slab to produce a permanent repair. Holes are drilled into the slab around the base and the mixture is inserted through the holes to lift up the concrete to restore the proper height. This process is executed by doing the following:

  • 1” holes are drilled at approximately 3’ centers
  • The pulverized limestone material is pumped. It fills the void beneath the slab and then lifts the slab back into place
  • The small 1” holes are patched with a non-shrink grout mixture

Click on the tabs below to learn how we settle concrete slabs

Sidewalks

Instead of going through the expense of tearing out a sidewalk that's sunken or uneven, let the concrete contractors from Keystone Foundation Repair fix it by leveling the concrete. If not corrected when first detected, sunken sideways will worsen with each season. With the right approach to leveling, multiple problems with sidewalk slabs can be repaired.

Sidewalk Leveling

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Sidewalk Leveling

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Interior Slabs

Uneven or unlevel floors in your home can produce cracks or separations around doors. Interior or indoor slabs sink or shift over time. At Keystone Foundation Repair, we use proven techniques that can raise the affected interior floor slab back to its original position. With our approach to leveling, you'll enjoy the desired results without having to deal with significant disruptions to your home.

Interior Slab Leveling

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Interior Slab Leveling

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Steps

Are your concrete steps beginning to shift or sink enough to present serious hazards for anyone using them? An economical solution is concrete leveling. Whatever the level of damage may be, our contractors will use a cost-effective restoration process that will leave with home or business access points that are safe and complementary to your exterior design.

Step Leveling

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Step Leveling

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Patios & Porches
Patios

Aside from being unsightly, uneven concrete patios can pose a danger to friends, family members, guests, and pets. Unevenness can also cause issues with BBQ equipment and other accessories you may have on your patio. The experienced contractors from Keystone Foundation Repair can beautifully transform your patio and make repairs within a single day. Whether you have a cozy or more spacious patio, we'll recommend a solution that's right for you.

Porches

Concrete porches that are an important part of homes in Carlisle and surrounding areas can begin to sink and shift throughout the years. When you to see signs of uneven surfaces, give us a call and we'll size up the situation and restore the appearance and structural integrity of your porch in a way that's less invasive and more affordable than complete replacement.

Patio Leveling

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Patio Leveling

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Driveways & Pool Decks
Driveway Leveling

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Driveway Leveling

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Why Correcting Concrete Slabs Is Important

Concrete slabs naturally settle over time. This process becomes an issue when concrete surfaces begin to sink and shift. Issues with water seepage, faulty drainage, poor compaction, and damage from seasonal freeze-thaw cycles can also create a void in concrete between the surface and the base. If you have problems like this around your home or business, you may also have potential slip-and-fall hazards. Uneven concrete can also:

  • Affect your property's value
  • Subject you to the risk of legal action if someone falls on your property
  • Contribute to problems that may make concrete unrepairable
  • Damage other parts of your property
  • Increase your risk of having related water damage

Benefits of Leveling Concrete

Opting for leveling concrete through repair instead of placement may you anywhere from 50 to 70 percent of replacement costs. Plus, it's a smart way to breathe new life into concrete surfaces without the need for a lengthier and more disruptive process. You can also increase the lifespan of your concrete surfaces while also giving your property's value a boost.

Concrete Floor Leveling

Settling sometimes causes floors in homes become uneven, usually in places where moisture can accumulate, such as basements and laundry rooms. Correcting this type of problem doesn't have to be a major hassle when you call on the skilled concrete contractors from Keystone Foundation Repair. One solution is to use a leveling compound. If you plan to install flooring over the slab, the concrete still needs to be level. We have a comprehensive approach to concrete floor leveling includes necessary prep work and application of a reliable concrete leveler mixture.

The Keystone Foundation Repair Difference

When you need concrete slab leveling done quickly and correctly, end your search of concrete companies with Keystone Foundation Repair. Our experienced local concrete contractors are ready to assess the situation, provide an accurate pre-work estimate, and leave you with a stable, safe, and aesthetically pleasing surface. You can also expect honest estimates and reliable results from our crew.

Contact Keystone Foundation Repair today schedule an inspection of your concrete surfaces and receive a free estimate.