A well-maintained concrete patio adds aesthetic value to your property, enhances your outdoor experience, and increases your home’s overall worth. But, like any part of your house, it can suffer from wear and tear over time, which might require some concrete raising and leveling. At Atlas Mudjacking, we are dedicated to helping Milwaukee homeowners achieve a hassle-free experience while repairing and enhancing their concrete patios.
What Causes Patio Unevenness?
Numerous factors can lead to patio unevenness, each rooted in the condition of the ground beneath your concrete slab.
- Soil Erosion: Occurs due to poor drainage, resulting in a void beneath the concrete that causes it to sink.
- Soil Compaction: The weight of the concrete pushes down on loose soil, leading to uneven settlement over time.
- Freeze-thaw Cycles: The ground beneath the concrete expands and contracts as it freezes and thaws in colder climates. The rapid change in temperature pushes the concrete up and down, eventually leading to sinking or cracking.
Understanding these causes is the first step toward maintaining a level and durable concrete patio.
Leveling Concrete Patios
Leveling a concrete patio isn’t as daunting as it sounds, especially with mudjacking – a tried-and-true solution. Mudjacking is a process that involves pumping a mixture of water, soil, sand, clay, and crushed limestone beneath the sunken concrete slab to lift it back to its original level. This process corrects patio unevenness and offers the added benefit of filling any voids underneath the patio, reducing the risk of future sinking.
How Concrete Patios Are Raised & Leveled
Here are a few steps taken to ensure that concrete remains in good condition over time:
- Install Proper Drainage Systems: One of the primary causes of patio sinking and unevenness is water erosion beneath the concrete slab. Therefore, installing a robust drainage system can prevent water from pooling and eroding the soil under the patio, helping to maintain its level over time.
- Regularly Inspect and Maintain Your Patio: Look for early signs of sinking, such as cracks or uneven surfaces. Early detection can help address the issue before it worsens, saving time and money. Regular sealing of your concrete patio can also protect it from weather damage and prolong its life.
Atlas Mudjacking’s Special Touch: Our Promise to You
We know that homeowners prefer straightforward solutions. With Atlas Mudjacking, you receive just that – a streamlined process that’s reliable and efficient. We start by drilling small holes in the sunken slab, then pump our specially-formulated mud mixture underneath to raise the slab to its original position. Not only does this correct the problem, but it also strengthens the base, ensuring your patio remains level for years to come. The process is quick, effective, and comes with a 4-year guarantee!
Proactive Measures: Preventing Future Patio Problems
Once your patio is level, it’s essential to take preventative steps to maintain it. This can include installing proper drainage to prevent water from pooling beneath the concrete, regularly checking the patio for signs of sinking or cracking, and sealing the concrete to protect it from the elements. With these measures, you can prolong the life of your patio and keep it in excellent shape.
Perfect Patios with Atlas Mudjacking
At Atlas Mudjacking, we understand the value of a beautiful, level concrete patio and its impact on your property. If you’re facing challenges with an uneven or sunken patio, our mudjacking and polyjacking services are here to help. We believe in clear, stress-free communication and fair pricing to give you the best possible service experience.
Don’t hesitate to contact us for more insights into our leveling concrete patio services or to request a quote. We’re eager to help you restore the beauty and functionality of your concrete patio and give you peace of mind for years to come.