While not all patios consist of concrete flooring, they will be secured by concrete slabs. You might have noticed that your beautiful patio or deck no longer is sitting level and there is a distinct slant to it now. This is where a concrete leveling service can come and help restore your patio or deck back to normal. There are several reasons you might need this service, and these are just a few of them:
One of the top reasons you might be experiencing this lean or tilt in your patio or deck is there could be soil erosion happening. Soil erosion usually takes several years to really feel the effects of unless your region has received an excessive amount of rain or snow in a given season. Soil erosion can also happen due to high winds, Derechos, and even sand storms that occur in many parts of the country. This erosion will definitely give your concrete slaps of your patio a lean over time.
In some places, neighborhoods have been built on created spaces or filled-in land. This could be an area that was once on a watershed, built out to fill in part of a lake to create more land space or even soil placed in an area to help replenish nutrients that were lost so grass and trees can grow more fertile. The problem is, filled-in land can be unstable over time and can sink causing your patio or deck to lean. This is usually what happens if the soil hasn't been packed properly when the initial building process was taking place. This is also common to homes with basements as builders need to replace soil they took away to create the lower levels.
A very common reason for concrete to push upwards and tilt are tree roots. If your deck or patio was built too close to a large tree or one in a vigorous growing period, you might see some upheaval due to the roots growing outwards and pushing the slabs up. If this is the case, you might have to move your patio or reinforce the concrete that is holding it in place.
While earthquakes do happen in many parts of the world, areas where they are the most common, for example in California, will most likely have problems with the concrete buckling up after a shaking. While there isn't anything you can do about the earth moving, you can have a concrete leveling service repair any slanted concrete and have it secured to better ensure that the next time the earth moves, it will be more likely to stay in place.
Contact a company like Ace Mudjacking & Concrete Leveling for more information and assistance.
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