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Poorly Compacted Soil

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 by Niles Erickson


A new house in a new neighborhood in New England can be exciting. It can feel like the possibilities are endless as you and your family move into your new space. Even better, new homes usually come free of problems…for a time.

When builders construct new homes, they disrupt the natural soils, digging into them to assemble the foundation and shifting the earth to create a flat space for the home to sit level. When they’re done, they put the excavated soil back around the home. But if the builder doesn’t properly compact the soil, it can compress over time.

Settling Concrete     Sinking Concrete Driveway

This can cause concrete driveways, stoops, sidewalks…you name it… to sink and become uneven. This in turn can cause;

  • tripping hazards
  • pooling and puddling of water where it isn't wanted
  • unsightly bumps and edges

The good news is, concrete can typically be raised back into place so it’s level with the other concrete slabs or surfaces around it. It’s a relatively quick process that will allow you to use your concrete normally, as soon as the next day.

 

Click here to learn more about the causes of sinking concrete, as well as the best solution for fixing it.

 

Related Categories: Concrete Repair

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