Winter can take a serious toll on residential driveways. Water that builds up in the soil beneath concrete often results in some level of erosion. Depending on the condition and position of soil and stones underground, heavy rains could lead to concrete surfaces beginning to sink.
You may not see the effects of soil erosion until water has drained away. When moisture is trapped underground, the volume of soil remains the same or expands. However, when the weather begins to change, water that drains away will leave a void under your concrete driveway.
Concrete Lifting & Leveling
Although the damage may look bad, you don’t have to start planning major renovations. Concrete lifting and leveling is a method that can repair sinking surfaces without the need for replacement. The process that we use at Advance Concrete Lifting & Leveling involves a specialized injection through small bore holes in the concrete.
This method is cleaner and less costly than having a driveway replaced. The material that we inject into the concrete will fill any voids in the sand. Polyurethane foam hardens quickly and stabilizes the soil to provide a strong foundation for your driveway. The result is a driveway that is returned to its original position and leveled for better aesthetics and functionality.
Sunken Driveway Hazards
You may feel that a sunken driveway is not worth repairing. However, it is important to think about safety considerations. Depending on where sinking has occurred, your driveway could become a tripping hazard. Additionally, if the issue was caused by soil erosion, it may mean that your driveway is unstable.
If you are concerned about the condition of your driveway and would like further advice, give Advance Concrete Lifting & Leveling a call today. We can recommend a corrective course of action and provide pricing for our services.
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