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Sinking Concrete? What’s Really Occurring

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Ugly cracks in your basement or garage floor could mean that your concrete slab is sinking. If the soil beneath the concrete cannot support the heavy weight of the slab, the concrete will not be level and sink unevenly. 

Why Does Concrete Sink?

Shrinking or Compacted Soil

Georgia’s soil is expansive, which means that it contains a significant amount of clay or silt. As the soil absorbs water, it will expand and push against your concrete. When it dries out and shrinks, however, it will settle and compact. This settling under your concrete slab means that the slab is no longer supported and it will sink in places. Sinking concrete is made obvious by cracks in several places throughout the slab.

Soil Washout

Weather can also have an extreme effect on the health of your concrete slab. Georgia’s ever-changing climate can bring heavy rains and winter thaws, which causes the expansive soil under your concrete slab to erode away. Pretty soon, the concrete won’t have enough support and will become uneven. Additionally, the soil could wash away and leave a void underneath the concrete. Without the proper support, your concrete will start to sink or cave in.

AquaGuard Can Help

Sinking concrete doesn’t have to be a threat to your home’s safety and value. AquaGuard can help with our PolyRenewal™ concrete leveling and stabilization! Our priority is making sure you and your family are safe, and that your concrete slab is stable. Our concrete repair solutions are quick, effective, and minimally invasive. We can bring your concrete slab back to level in no time at all!

If you’re looking for contracting experts in Atlanta, Athens, Rome, Marietta, or surrounding areas, look no further than AquaGuard Foundation Solutions. We are the premier foundation repair and waterproofing professionals! 

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