The structural integrity of your home is only as good as the strength of its foundation. Small foundation problems can turn into large issues if they are not taken care of quickly.
You might be surprised to find out that the majority of foundation issues are caused by either an excessive amount of water within the soil around and under your foundation or insufficient. Either way, it can cause erosion which may destabilize your home’s foundation and cause serious structural damage to the house itself.
Sunken concrete sidewalks, pool decks, and driveways are pretty unsightly. However, they’re more than that. They not only lower your property value, but they’re also a safety hazard. If someone trips and breaks an arm, you could find yourself facing a lawsuit. So, this isn’t a repair you want to postpone.
Not long ago, sunken concrete slabs were fixed either by digging them up, or something called “mud-jacking.” They were useful at the time but now is not so much the case.
The soil underneath a sidewalk or any concrete slab is very important. If the old soil was weak, a newly poured slab won’t solve anything and the problem will just occur again. While waiting for the new slab to dry and harden, you cant use it. A very time-consuming process.