Professional Sinking Concrete Slab Lifting in Alabama

Underneath all concrete slabs, there is the soil that retains the concrete's weight. But there may be a situation where the soil loses its strength and becomes vulnerable to carry its weight hence resulting in a sinking slab. This has been one of the most common problems related to concrete lifting and leveling that requires serious attention from professionals such as ourselves. 

Ox Foundation has been providing the best solutions when it comes to sinking slabs. It's very difficult to work that cannot be performed by DIY methods and needs assistance from our workforce. If you live in Birmingham, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, Huntsville, Cleveland, Oxford, and all other service areas we service then please call us at 205-303-3404. Our friendly customer care service will dispatch experts to your home or commercial property as soon as possible. 

Signs of Sinking Slab

Here are some of the common symptoms of a sinking slab that can be visible in our naked eyes:

  • Sagging floors
  • Doors jamming
  • Cracks in your floor
  • Wall cracks
  • Stuck windows

How to Prevent a Possible Sinking Slab?

  • Seal all open cracks and joints with a polyurethane or silicone caulk. Large gaps can be filled with a backer rod first and then caulked on top.
  • Make sure downspouts are discharging at least five feet away from any concrete slab – the farther the better.
  • Tightly pack any open sides of a slab with soil to ensure runoff water is not going below the concrete.
  • If you are having new concrete installed, ensure the base is at least 4” of gravel and gets compacted. The base should not move when you stomp your feet on it. Also, install all downspouts that are close to any slab such as a walkway should be installed below the concrete and extended into the yard.
Signs of Sinking Slab

Why Choose Ox Foundation?

Ox Foundation has a story of success when it comes to providing the best concrete lifting, basement waterproofing, foundation repair, and many other solutions. We ensure permanent benefits to our customers and try our utmost best to earn their trust. A sinking concrete slab is one of the most common and underlying concrete issues that need the help of professionals such as ourselves. If you spot any signs of a possible sinking slab then please call us today at 205-303-3404.

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