It’s common for driveways to sink where they meet garage floors. Improper backfill during construction and erosion from downspout discharge are common causes. Metro Concrete Raising Inc. offers two solutions for sunken driveways.
Installation of new concrete is one option for both asphalt or concrete driveways. If your driveway is asphalt, like the one in the video, we will remove several feet, restore the base and pour a concrete apron. If needed we also can replace deteriorated concrete foundation blocks. Homeowners can drive over a new concrete apron after two weeks, but they should not park on the apron for at least three weeks to allow the concrete time to strengthen or cure.
If your driveway is concrete and in good condition Metro Concrete Raising can lift the sunken section by injecting a limestone slurry under the concrete. This is called slabjacking or mudjacking. Homeowners can drive over raised concrete immediately Contact Metro Concrete Raising for a free, no obligation estimate today.
Downside of sunken driveways
Sunken driveways, or any concrete, can be a liability. Tripping hazards and uneven surfaces for biking and skateboarding are the most common concerns. Improperly slopped driveways can channel rainwater and snowmelt into your home’s foundation and drain tile. It also can compromise the garage floor, creating channels for critters like mice and snakes that could access your home.
“Although our name emphasizes concrete raising, we provide complete concrete services,” said Metro Concrete Raising’s Phil Herbst. “This includes replacing poured concrete and block and installing new concrete and block.”
“Pandemic or not, homes need maintenance and repair. This is a good time to complete your concrete projects. We are doing our part to make it even more affordable,” Herbst said.