Sinking Concrete Steps
If the concrete steps leading to your main entrance begin to sink into the ground, they become uneven, posing a genuine safety concern for all guests to your residence.
Sinking concrete steps can hurt your home’s aesthetic charm and safety. Given the unique soil composition and weather patterns in our state, such issues arise frequently.
Alpha Foundations is dedicated to assisting Florida homeowners in addressing this challenge. With industry leading concrete lifting services, we’ll restore your concrete steps to a safe level. Delve into why your steps sink and how you can restore them.
What Are Sinking Concrete Steps?
Dipping concrete steps appear as evident drops or frailty in concrete stairs, leading to uneven terrains and jeopardized structural reliability.
These challenges gravely influence both your home’s safety and beauty. They often hint at underlying complications like soil transitions or structural inconsistencies, usually demanding swift measures to avert further deterioration or potential hazards. You might also notice related concrete concerns on your land, such as:
Sinking concrete steps become substantial tripping hazards and blemish your home’s visual appeal. Without immediate intervention, continuous deterioration can lead to total stair failure, calling for professional assistance from Alpha Foundations.
What Leads to Sinking Concrete Steps?
Though concrete imperfections are conspicuous, the reasons behind them might remain hidden. Here’s a breakdown of factors resulting in sinking concrete steps:
- Ground Movements: As the ground under your stairs shifts, the concrete steps might fracture and lower. This is commonly seen in clay-rich soil, widespread in many regions.
- Ground Shifts: Settling soil is common in Florida due to its sandy consistency. This may cause concrete steps to distort and crack since the material isn’t flexible.
- Root Growth: Tree roots growing close to the steps may push them out of line, causing some sections to sink into the ground.
- Weather Changes: Intense rainfall or hurricanes may erode the soil, causing concrete to sink and crack.
- Installation Flaws: Errors during concrete mixing and setting process can lead to sinking sections and eventual cracking.
It’s worth noting that these causes might also lead to foundation issues. Concrete lifting helps you address these issues and stops more extensive damage from occurring!
Can Sinking Concrete Steps be Fixed?
Absolutely, lifting sinking concrete steps to a safe level is possible. However, basic DIY fixes or outdated techniques like mudjacking fall short and are expensive.
A professional approach is the best way to address the root causes behind sinking steps. Alpha Foundations has a modern solution called PolyRenewal™.
This is a polyurethane injection system that compresses soil and lifts concrete as it cures. Plus, the material is waterproof, helping the soil dry to stay dry and sturdy.
Steps to Restore Sinking Concrete Steps
When we apply PolyRenewal™, we follow a proven method that has helped thousands of homeowners in the state. Here’s what you can expect when you work with us:
- A professional inspection to pinpoint the root causes and decide on the best course of action.
- Drilling penny-sized holes into the sunken section of stairs.
- Inserting specialized injection equipment into these holes.
- Preparing our proprietary two-part polymer foam to produce PolyRenewal™.
- Injecting PolyRenewal™ beneath the sinking steps.
- The foam expands swiftly, filling voids, elevating the concrete, and curing in roughly 15 minutes.
- This raises the concrete and reinforces the ground underneath simultaneously.
- Removal of injection ports and sealing the holes.
- Ensuring cracks are filled to block future water entry.
- Periodical checks and maintenance to ensure the system continues working.
Unlike other methods, PolyRenewal™ offers a long-lasting solution to firmly elevate and secure sinking concrete stairs. Consider working with us if you want to receive the same results!
Why Act on Sinking Concrete Steps Promptly?
Addressing concrete steps promptly offers enduring advantages:
- Damage Prevention: Overlooking necessary repairs can exacerbate decay as water penetrates widening cracks. Prompt action curtails these issues.
- Safety Assurance: Unlevel stairs increase the chance of tripping or injury for your loved ones. Concrete lifting mitigates these hazards by making the stairs sturdy again.
- Maintain Value: Sinking stairs detract from your property’s curb appeal. Concrete lifting can revitalize and even amplify your home’s visual value.
- Lasting Repairs: Our repairs come with optional maintenance, so you can stay confident in their durability for years to come.
Consider working with Alpha Foundations, our exclusive PolyRenewal™ procedure promises a sturdy, reliable, and long-lasting solution.
Connect with Alpha Foundations for Credible Concrete Elevation Solutions
Enhance your Florida home’s appearance and safety using Alpha Foundations’ concrete lifting prowess. With unmatched services and results since 2002, we provide an obligation-free inspection and tailored repair options.
Homeowners throughout Florida rely on us for our attention to detail, precise craftsmanship, and leading repair techniques. Contact us today and keep your concrete steps secure as ever!
While there are various ways to repair concrete, the best option to address sinking slabs for good is with PolyRenewal concrete lifting.
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