Cracked, Settled & Sinking Concrete Slabs

If your garage floor, your concrete driveway, or your concrete patio is cracking or sinking; if the concrete slab of your home seems out of level or uneven then there may be some underlying issues worth investigating.  If your house is built on a concrete slab then you may have also discovered symptoms like cracks in walls (sheetrock, drywall, or plaster), issues with doors operating properly, separation within the flooring materials, and/or sloping within the surface of the slab.  If you have noticed any of these issues and wish to receive input and assistance then please feel free to contact us for a free evaluation.  Some of these items can simply be a result of aging and shrinking of the concrete materials, but they can also be symptoms or signs of more significant issues. 

With well over 100 years of combined experience, Carolina Foundation Solutions can provide the best solutions available to resolve your concrete slab problems.  It is our goal to provide alternatives to tearing out and replacing concrete, by offering methods which address the root cause of such issues. We work with many reputable licensed engineers throughout the Carolinas to help determine the precise problems and the proper solution.

The development and presence of cracks within concrete should be expected.  As concrete ages it undergoes a drying and shrinkage process.  This is an everlasting process and will result in cracks due to the loss of water or moisture content.  Therefore it is important to determine if the cracks found within concrete are simply shrinkage cracks that are to be expected or something that warrants repair.  The magnitude or width of cracks and the presence of vertical displacement along the cracks are often two of the determining factors.  Vertical displacement along the cracks is often present when settlement of the slab has occurred.  A slab settling (or slab sinking) can be a result of many factors but it is generally caused by movement within the soils that it rests upon.  The movement within the underlying soils can be a result of factors such as periods of drought conditions, periods of heavy rainfall, consolidation of backfilled soils that had been poorly compacted, decomposition or decay of materials within the soils, drainage issues, a lingering plumbing leak, erosion, and/or simply the presence of poor native soils.  Just as the cause for the movement within the soils (and consequently the slab) can vary, the solutions or repairs required can vary. 

 

Advantages

Why Choose CFS?

  • We are family owned and operated, local to the Carolinas.
  • Over 100 years combined experience performing foundation repairs.
  • We are a licensed General Contractor in North Carolina and South Carolina.
  • We are the premier certified installer for CHANCE and Atlas. CHANCE the oldest, most trusted, most used helical pier products in the world.
  • A+ Rating with BBB for 12 straight years
  • Recipient of Angie’s List Super Service Award – 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Foundation Technologies, Inc. Dealer of the Year - 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015

 

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