One of the questions that every concrete repair company that deals with pool decks gets is, “why do pool decks settle?” It is a common problem for a variety of reasons. One of the main ones should be somewhat evident by the pool deck installation photo you see here. You’ll notice that the area hasn’t been dug out and a multi-layer rock surface placed.
In addition, the tight space makes bringing in compaction equipment impossible. Even if they could get the equipment in place, they couldn’t use it where the plumbing lines for the pool are located for fear of damaging them. They also wouldn’t compact close to the pool walls for fear of collapsing them. Without the usual compaction that goes into installing concrete surfaces, pool decks are notorious for settling over time. Erosion is also a likely scenario, either from plumbing leaks or the splashing that goes on during pool parties and kids having fun.
The problem with excess weight against the pool walls and over the plumbing creates another problem besides the settling of pool decks. It also makes traditional concrete repair, such as mudjacking, a bad idea. The last thing you want is additional concrete weight put into play.
The solution is to reach out to us at Concrete Uprising. We use an innovative process with concrete leveling foam that gently lifts pool decks without adding excess weight. If you would like to have your Raleigh, North Carolina pool deck assessed and get a quote for resolving a settling issue, don’t hesitate to contact us.