Why Your Driveway Is Sinking

If you live in a home long enough, you will eventually notice signs of decay in your driveway. If you’re lucky, this may take the form of driveway settlement- also referred to as driveway sinking- which is when a driveway slab lowers, but generally does not crack. This is usually caused by a failure to properly prepare the soil prior to pouring a concrete slab, or due to erosion underneath the concrete slab. In either case, the driveway is settling because of improper soil density underneath the concrete. While this is an annoying problem to have, it doesn’t have to be expensive or a hassle to correct.

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How We Fix Your Driveway

Driveway slabs are the perfect size for our method, giving us plenty of area to inject our expanding polyurethane quickly and discretely. As our material expands underneath the concrete, all of the gaps that have been allowing the driveway slabs to sink are filled in and reinforced. Once the soil is properly compacted, the driveway slab begins lifting back up to it’s original position. The entire process usually takes about an hour, and can be completed without any downtime. At most, you may have to move your vehicle while we work, but can move it back to your driveway as soon as we are done.

Tree Roots, Cracking, and Spalling

If your concrete has settled, we can almost always provide a solution. If there is excess cracking, spalling, or lifting due to nearby tree roots, we may be unable to help. Tree root issues can be fixed by either lifting or grinding, with height differences within 1.5 inches usually able to be lifted adequately. If you are unsure whether or not JACKCRETE can help you, give us a call! One of our staff will be able to guide you in the right direction, even if it’s not with us.

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What Can I Expect During My Meeting?

Our estimates generally take about 30 minutes to an hour depending on how many areas you’d like us to look at. We never use high pressure sales tactics- we don’t even discuss pricing during our first meeting. Our focus is to provide you with the best advice on how to fix your problem, whether or not it involves our service.

Once our estimator arrives back to the office, your proposal is created and sent out either the same day or the following morning. Whenever you have questions about the estimate, we’ll be here to answer them and provide as much help as we can!

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