Concrete is an affordable, long-lasting material that works for just about any project imaginable, but over time, concrete floors and pathways can settle into the ground. Settled concrete can be dangerous and unsightly, but luckily, it can be repaired with concrete leveling. This saves you from having to pay for a complete replacement.
1. Drying of Soil
If the ground underneath the concrete starts to dry and shrink, the concrete may not be able to maintain a level surface. You may notice cracks in your concrete or lopsided areas that are hard to walk around. If you have a particularly unusual season of weather one year, do not be surprised if your concrete suffers from the aftermath.
2. Plumbing Leaks
If the plumbing below your concrete leaks, it can wash away the soil that supports it. It may also cause flooding under the concrete, which will create a shift in the weight and balance of the slabs.
3. Tree Roots
While not as common as the other causes of concrete settlement, tree roots growing near a home can cause concrete to become unleveled. This is usually the case for old, large trees with thick roots near the surface. If you have a big tree on your property, you may want to prepare for this before your concrete is installed.
Edens Structural Solutions
Edens Structural Solutions has a team of foundation repair specialists, who have each evaluated and repaired countless foundation problems in Oklahoma. We do highly recommend customers hire a third-party structural engineer to ensure your foundation and/or slab issues are correctly identified and addressed. Call us today!