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Is My Sinking Concrete Slab Ruined?

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Many homeowners mistakingly think that a sinking slab spells big trouble. It can if it’s not remedied right away.

Why is my concrete sinking?

If you live nearby a lake, river, or another body of water, the water table of the earth can be high. When the ground is saturated from beneath, your soil can shift and become soft. It can also be caused by topsoil erosion.

What can happen with uneven settling?

An open concrete slab that sinks at one end will rise on the other side. You end up with an uneven surface that is unusable. The portions sinking or up high can crack, also leaving you with seriously damaged concrete. If it is supporting a structure, you will end up with damage to the building.

Will I have to completely replace the slab?

If you catch the erosion and concrete sinking soon enough, you can employ methods …