Although it can be unfortunate if you found yourself in this situation. You’re not out of luck! Lift Rite Concrete Leveling is a service that can lift these sunken pieces of concrete back to where they belong. We can do this by injecting a stone slurry or a polyurethane foam thru small, strategically placed holes in your concrete. Then pressure is generated to lift and stabilize your concrete back where it belongs. This can most definitely be a permanent fix if the soils below have become fully compacted. If you’re in a newer home, you may get further settlement if the soil hasn’t yet compacted fully. If this is the case, you may need to look at concrete leveling as more of a maintenance service to protect your concrete until your soil has reached full compaction.
There are things that can be done to help compact soil before concrete is placed on it, like tampers, water jetting, or gasoline compactors. These things can most definitely help, but with larger amounts of backfill you will still see settlement. Even compacted gravel can settle. Time is the best form of settlement. Unfortunately, there’s not always enough available.
Call us at Lift Rite Concrete Leveling for a free evaluation / estimate on correcting your concrete issues.