How to Prevent Concrete Sinking: Denver Concrete Repair
Thursday, April 3, 2014
By Dave Roberts
If you are on our website you may already require Denver concrete repair services. However, if you are planning on adding a new driveway or concrete patio there are some things you can do to make sure we don’t end up at your house to repair your new concrete:
This is probably the single biggest problem we see most of our customers have. Make sure there is no runoff directed at the area you are planning to install a concrete slab. Also make sure that there will be proper drainage underneath the concrete by using a quality backfill material. Quality backfill material allows any water that gets under the concrete to drain without creating gaps underneath the concrete. By doing this you will greatly reduce the your chance of needing Denver concrete repair.
Check Your Soil
Before you start your concrete installation you want to make sure of the type of soil you are dealing with. Certain types of soil, like clay, are much more difficult to deal with and are much more susceptible to sinking when they get wet. If you are unsure of the type of soil you are dealing with it may be useful to hire a soil engineer to assess the situation before getting started.
Pack it Down
Before you pour concrete make sure the ground and any backfill that was added is thoroughly packed down. Improperly packed ground and backfill will settle allowing the concrete to sink.
For more information on concrete repair call Cascade Mudjacking at 303-840-4725.