Concrete driveway cracking
Do you have a concrete driveway that’s cracked, sunken and uneven? Rod Martin’s Complete Basement Systems can quickly and effectively repair your driveway by leveling the concrete, rather than tearing out and replacing it. At Ohio Basement Authority we use a process called PolyRenewal to raise the existing concrete slab back to its original position.
Erosion is a common cause of sunken concrete. Erosion washes away soil from under your driveway, creating a void or space under the concrete slab. Your driveway can begin to sink in areas where the soil has been washed out. Clogged gutters, downspouts that are not installed correctly, and poor yard drainage can make erosion worse. A heavy load, such as an RV that’s kept in your driveway, can cause sections of the driveway to sink and crack over time. If you have a newer home with a sinking driveway, it could be because the ground around the house is settling or the base of the driveway was not compacted properly. A sinking driveway near your garage can lead to foundation cracks and expensive damage over time.
This concrete driveway had sunk about two inches in front of the garage. Using PolyRenewal, we were able to raise the concrete, making the driveway level with the garage entrance. No more ugly sunken driveway!
While surface problems can likely be patched, this won’t fix the underlying settlement problem and more cracks can form in your driveway. Although do-it-yourself repairs might be less expensive, they can be messy, require special tools and equipment, and it can be as long as 30 days before you’re able to use your driveway again. No matter what’s causing your driveway to sink, we can fix the problem fast and prevent further sinking with our concrete leveling services.
PolyRenewal is a fast, effective option for repairing your sunken concrete driveway. First, your contractor will drill small holes in the slab. Then they will inject a high-density polyurethane through the holes. The polymer will spread beneath the slab and lift it up. Finally the holes are patched and the cracks are filled. You’ll be able to use your driveway within one day.
Contact the experts at Ohio Basement Authority today to request your free driveway leveling estimate in Columbus, Springfield, Lima, Zanesville, and nearby.