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Uneven Concrete

Uneven concrete is more than just an eyesore; it can affect many different areas of your home. Uneven concrete slabs can lead to tripping and injuries, making your home a liability.

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An uneven concrete driveway, patio, or sidewalk, frustrates every homeowner. As a homeowner, you should fix problems as they emerge in and around your property. You may not notice uneven concrete until it’s too bad, but fixing uneven concrete is possible. At Mount Valley Foundation Services, we know how to tackle your uneven concrete.

What Causes Uneven Concrete?

Soil Erosion

Soil Erosion

Many homeowners have issues with soil erosion in their concrete driveways, sidewalks, and patios. Soil erosion can occur for a variety of causes. If there is a lot of rain or floods in the area, or if the technicians who poured the concrete didn’t make sure the soil was properly prepared, you can have soil erosion issues. The more the soil beneath your concrete erodes, the more likely you are to wind up with concrete that is uneven. This is because the concrete is no longer supported equally on all sides.

Issues with Supporting Weight

Weight difficulties are one factor that might cause concrete to sink. Because the driveway, sidewalk, or patio wasn’t designed to support as much weight as it does, if the initial construction workers didn’t account for adequate weight on top of the concrete surface, major sinking difficulties can arise. This could be an issue if you leave a huge car parked in the same spot on your driveway for an extended amount of time. For example, if you have a car that you rarely drive or that doesn’t operate, you may experience more uneven concrete issues than if this automobile was not often parked in the driveway.

Pouring Concrete

Bad Pouring

Although it’s unlikely, it’s possible that the construction crew who poured your concrete didn’t perform a particularly good job. A construction crew must perform various procedures before, during, and after the concrete pouring operation. It just takes one of these procedures to entirely destroy the concrete’s structural stability. When it comes to uneven concrete, this isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Regardless of the cause, there are a variety of options for repairing uneven concrete. That implies you can solve the difficulties that lead to the concrete worries even if the concrete pouring didn’t go properly on the first try.

FAQs

The first thing you should consider is the significance of your driveway, sidewalk, or patio’s concrete. After all, concrete is one of the very first things visitors notice about your home will notice. It also has a strong connection to the concrete that makes up your home’s foundation. There’s a reason you’re finding cracks in your home’s concrete. That cause may be hidden deep beneath your home or made readily apparent to an expert, but it is linked to the rest of your house in some way. That means that repairing it might be incredibly advantageous to the overall construction of your home. 

Uneven concrete can cause a variety of issues, like accidents and falls. It can also greatly affect the curb appeal of your home. Concrete issues exist in all shapes and sizes, but some homeowners believe that the problem must be causing significant damage to the home before they take action. However, the reality is that you must address your concrete concerns as soon as you become aware of them, especially before they become a liability to you as a homeowner. 

It should be near the top of your priority list to fix your uneven concrete driveway, sidewalk, or patio. However, this does not mean you should attempt to resolve the issue on your own. You might be able to do some tasks around the house yourself, but concrete lifting is not one of them. You must ensure that your concrete surfaces are swiftly and properly restored to their former brilliance. If you have concrete settling issues, a professional, such as Mount Valley Foundation Services, is your only alternative, especially in an area as visible as your driveway. 

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Investing in your property’s concrete is the best method to ensure that your concrete remains stable for many years to come. If you discover indicators of uneven concrete around your property, such as cracks and water leaks, it’s time to call a foundation repair expert. We know the area well at Mount Valley Foundation Services, and we’re delighted to service cities such as Charleston, Columbia, and Savannah. You can call us even if you’re not sure if your concrete has to be repaired. We provide free foundation, crawl space, basement, and concrete inspections with no obligation to you so you can fully understand the problem before spending any money. 

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