The structural integrity of a residential home, commercial property, or any other structure, rests on the soundness of its foundation. Even minor foundation issues shouldn’t be ignored because you don’t want them to turn into big problems that will cost you a lot of money to repair. Every property owner should learn how to spot foundation problems early.
Most foundation issues are caused by too much water in the soil around or under your foundation, or too little. This can lead to soil erosion and foundation destabilization.
Uneven concrete is unsightly. Whether the sunken slab is a sidewalk, driveway, or pool deck, it lowers your property value and creates a safety hazard. If someone trips and gets injured, you could get sued. Therefore, don’t put this repair on the back burner. Get it done today.
It takes time to dig up and replace a sunken concrete slab. Newly poured concrete can’t be used right away. It needs time to harden and dry. Also, if the slab sunk because the soil wasn’t able to support it, the same thing will happen with the new slab. In other words, you haven’t solved the underlying issue.
The drawbacks of both mudjacking and replacing the slab are the reason, today,