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Sinking Concrete Slab

When concrete slabs on your property start to sink, your home’s foundations could be at risk.

The Basement Guys understand the challenges homeowners in Ohio face when dealing with sinking concrete slabs. That’s why we offer comprehensive and long-lasting custom solutions to resolve these problems and enhance the safety of your home.

Learn how sinking concrete happens and how our proprietary concrete lifting system and other solutions can help.

What Are Sinking Concrete Slabs?

A sinking concrete slab is a concrete surface on your property that has deteriorated, resulting in
cracks and depressions.

Sinking slabs can occur in various concrete structures, such as:


Sinking slabs often show signs of damage, such as:



Do you have sinking concrete slabs on your property? Don’t ignore this problem! The Basement Guys’ concrete lifting and repair solutions can reduce risks, preserve your home’s foundations, and restore the functionality of concrete in your home.

What Causes Sinking Concrete Slabs?

Concrete slabs sink for several reasons:

  • Eroding Soil: Water drainage issues, leaks, or shifting soil erode and wash away the dirt beneath concrete, destabilizing it. 
  • Excessive Precipitation: Saturated soil from rain, flooding, or snowmelt expands, causing slab instability. 
  • Poor Drainage: Damaged drainage systems like gutters and downspouts allow excess water to collect near the slab, contributing to soil problems. 
  • Tree Roots: Growing tree roots displace soil, leaving voids, and can lift and crack slabs. 
  • Freeze-thaw Cycles: Repeated freezing and thawing stress and shift soil under slabs. 
  • Installation Problems: Mistakes during site prep, base compaction, pouring, and curing cause later sinking and cracking. 

Can You Fix Sinking Concrete Slabs?

You can resolve the problem of sinking concrete slabs — but only by acting quickly. The
Basement Guys will identify the root cause of this issue and customize a long-term solution
based on your property’s unique needs.

Traditional mud jacking or filling the gap beneath a concrete slab with gravel
is often a waste of time. A more comprehensive solution will ensure long-
lasting protection for your home. For example, our SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™
injection system can lift sunken concrete slabs on your property.

Additionally, techniques like foundation piers, including slab-specific slab piers, can
permanently stabilize and lift your settling foundation.

How to Fix a Sinking Concrete Slab?

Our process for repairing sinking slabs includes:

  • Inspecting your home to find the root cause of the issue.
  • Using the correct tools and technologies to fix sinking concrete slabs.
  • Sealing cracks and joints in slabs to prevent future damage.
  • Inspecting slabs during annual maintenance appointments.

Why Should You Address a Sinking Concrete Slab Problem Now?

Fixing concrete slabs sooner rather than later is critical for these reasons:

  • Safety: Uneven, sunken slabs increase the risk of trips and falls, especially for children, seniors, and those with mobility problems.
  • Ongoing Movement: Slabs will continue to sink and shift if you don’t repair them.
  • Structural Damage: Soil issues cause slabs to sink, damaging walls and foundations if you don’t resolve this problem.
  • Water Issues: Water can pool and seep under foundations when slabs sink, resulting in mold, cracks, and moisture damage in your home. Other problems include poor drainage, flooding, and pest attraction.
  • Appearance and Property Value: Cracked, uneven slabs negatively impact curb appeal, decreasing your home’s worth.

Learn More About Our Comprehensive Concrete Lifting Solutions in Ohio

Contact The Basement Guys if you have sinking, settling, or uneven concrete slabs on your property. For more than 20 years, our team has provided concrete lifting solutions to homeowners across the Greater Cleveland and Columbus metro areas, including our PolyRenewal™ foam injection system.

No matter the extent of your sinking concrete slab problem, we can help! Book a free, no-obligation inspection and estimate now.

FAQs

Crawl space jacks are worth it if your home has sinking or uneven floors. These jacks prevent further structural damage and ensure continued safety and longevity.

Whether crawl space jacks are necessary depends on the severity of structural issues in the foundation, but they can significantly improve sagging or settling floors and maintain structural integrity.

Installing crawl space jacks is best left to professionals to ensure permanent structural support for the home. Crawl space jacks must be installed using proper techniques and tools to ensure a permanent outcome. Contact The Basement Guys® to get a free inspection.

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