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Sinking Concrete Steps 

Concrete steps on your property are frequently used by guests and those living in your home. When these steps begin to sink, they pose a distinct unevenness that can be a major safety concern for guests at your residence. 

A downward shift in concrete steps detracts from your home’s aesthetic charm. In the Southeast, where clay-rich soils and heavy rains are prevalent, such challenges are not uncommon. AFS is devoted to assisting homeowners in resolving this concern. 

Employing the strongest concrete lifting techniques available, we strive to restore the safety of your concrete stairs. Delve into the reasons behind the sinking and how to counteract it. 

What Are Sinking Concrete Steps? 

Sinking concrete stairs appear as evident hollows or softening in the concrete, frequently causing uneven surfaces and a decline in structural integrity. 

Such anomalies can significantly impact both the safety and visual appeal of your home. They often indicate underlying problems like soil displacement or structural imbalances, which typically demand immediate attention to prevent further deterioration. On your property, you may also observe: 

Sinking concrete steps can be hazardous and degrade the beauty of your residence. If left unchecked, ongoing deterioration may result in a total stair breakdown, necessitating specialized assistance from AFS. 

What Triggers Sinking Concrete Steps? 

While it’s simple to detect concrete deterioration, the root causes might be elusive. Having an acute understanding of the common causes behind concrete damage is important for any homeowner. Here are some factors contributing to sinking steps: 

  • Soil Movement: When the ground under your steps shifts or sinks, the overlying concrete may fracture and dip, especially in clay-dense regions. 
  • Root Expansion: As trees grow, their roots can disrupt the underlying soil, leading to concrete breakage. 
  • Consistent Moisture Contact: Prolonged exposure to elements like torrential rain or melting ice can weaken the ground and reduce the soil supporting the stairs. 
  • Cyclical Freeze-Thaw: Water entering cracks and undergoing freeze-thaw cycles can exacerbate the damage. 
  • Inadequate Concrete: Concrete that hasn’t been mixed or set properly tends to fracture and sink over the years. 

Notably, the elements impacting the steps may also threaten your home’s base, highlighting the need for comprehensive solutions from professionals like AFS. 

Is Repairing Sinking Concrete Steps Feasible? 

Indeed, mending sinking concrete steps is achievable. But traditional methods like mudjacking or hasty DIY fixes usually fall short and don’t provide a lasting solution. 

A holistic approach is essential to address both the evident damage and concealed issues that weaken the home’s foundational resilience. AFS delivers a modern solution that addresses the core causes behind sinking concrete. 

Out method uses dense polyurethane foam that is injected beneath the concrete. This approach effectively elevates and secures each slab, with the foam setting promptly within fifteen minutes. 

Depending on the extent of damage, other foundational repairs may also be necessary. 

How to Repair Sinking Concrete Steps 

At AFS, we employ an advanced concrete elevation technique dubbed SettleStop™ PolyRenewal™ to safely elevate sinking concrete steps. Our procedure follows the following steps: 

  • Conducting a thorough inspection to identify the core issues and plan the best repair strategy. 
  • Boring minimal, dime-sized holes into the affected concrete steps. 
  • Placing our specialized injection tools into the holes. 
  • Preparing our exclusive two-part polymer foam to create PolyRenewal™. 
  • Injecting PolyRenewal™ underneath the compromised stairs. 
  • The foam swiftly expands, filling voids, lifting the concrete, and solidifying within 15 minutes. 
  • This procedure not only elevates the concrete but also fortifies the underlying soil. 
  • Removing injection ports and sealing the holes. 
  • Ensuring any cracks are sealed to prevent future water intrusion. 
  • Providing periodic maintenance to ensure lasting performance. 

Our specialized concrete elevation foam is crafted to meet your home’s unique requirements. Contrary to DIY techniques, PolyRenewal™ offers a robust solution to securely raise and stabilize sinking concrete steps. 

The Importance of Addressing Sinking Concrete Steps Promptly 

Attending to concrete steps offers enduring advantages: 

  • Damage Prevention: Neglecting mends accelerates decay as moisture seeps into widening crevices. Prompt action deters these setbacks. 
  • Lasting Stability: Unequal steps heighten accident risks. Concrete elevation negates these hazards, confirming structural solidity. 
  • Aesthetic Enhancement: Dipped or fractured stairs diminish your property’s allure. Effective mending not only rejuvenates but can also amplify your home’s aesthetic and structural value. 
  • Lasting Repair: Our mends come with comprehensive warranties, assuring their durability. Act now to avoid rising repair expenses. 

Allow AFS to inspect and rejuvenate your sinking concrete steps. Our exclusive PolyRenewal™ service guarantees a safe, reliable, and lasting resolution. 

Contact AFS for Unsurpassed Concrete Elevation Solutions 

Boost your home’s aesthetics and safety with AFS’s concrete elevation prowess. For unmatched services and results, contact us for a free, no-obligation evaluation and bid farewell to sinking concrete steps. 

Homeowners throughout the Southeast rely on us because of our precise and trustworthy repair methods. Consider partnering with us and ensure your entrance pathway remains as secure as ever!


Disclaimer: “Concrete leveling” means the process by which cracked, uneven concrete is stabilized, and in many cases lifted, by means of PolyRenewal™ polyurethane foam. AFS does not guarantee that PolyRenewal™ can make your concrete perfectly level.    

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