We offer an innovate approach to resolving settling of concrete supporting porches.
When it comes to installing porches, either on a Burlington, North Carolina home or as an outdoor feature of a commercial building, one of the biggest shortcomings is that the ground doesn’t get as compacted and prepared before the concrete is poured as it does with the rest of the structure. Not only is it difficult to get proper machinery in place to do it, but the codes also do not require the same diligence for porches as they do when the weight of a full building is involved.
Because of these challenges during the build, it is not uncommon for the concrete slab underneath porches to settle more over time than the rest of the building. Since the ground nearest the house or building was further disrupted putting in footings, this is often where the settling is most pronounced. The biggest issue with that is rainwater that flows toward the building, and if there is a crack or separation from the house, it flows into the ground under the main structure’s foundation and can weaken it.
At Concrete Uprising, we have been in the concrete industry for a long time, and we’ve seen how traditional concrete leveling methods were only a temporary fix. We were quite pleased to discover that there was a better way that didn’t add the weight of more concrete, making the problem worse. We offer an innovative approach to resolving settling porches: the injection of specialized poly-resin material. This lighter material is strong enough to hold up the concrete when injected under it, without adding excessive weight. If you have a problem at your home or business, call on us to assess it and let you know the best option for lasting results.