Concrete Porches, Steps, & Stoop Repair

Acme Concrete Raises Sunken Porches Steps and Stoops

Acme Concrete Raising & Repair specializes in raising and leveling sunken porches, steps, and stoops. Our minimally invasive process is the best way to fix sinking concrete without defacing its appearance like old methods.

Sunken Porches, Steps and Stoops – Acme Concrete Fixes Them All!

Sunken or settled concrete steps and stoops are a common occurrence as subgrade materials beneath your porch erode over time. Sunken porches and sinking concrete can result in poor curb appeal and can reduce your property values. But why go through the effort and expense to remove usable concrete? You can fix dangerous problem areas at a fraction of the time and cost of replacement with Acme’s Smart Lift System – the ultimate solution for settled concrete. Our Smart Lift System is created with modern concrete lifting technologies that are  specifically engineered for lifting, repairing, and supporting your concrete steps, stoops, porches, and other concrete entryway structures.

Acme Concrete specializes in the raising and leveling of sunken porches, steps, and stoops. If you live in the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL contact Acme Concrete to schedule a property evaluation or call us at 815-264-2200.

Lift Your Stoop & Boost Curb Appeal

Repairing sunken concrete steps and stoops and correcting settled porches can help you to protect yourself and your home from property liability risks, municipality building code violations, and costly foundational repairs. Your property’s subgrade strength influences the stability of concrete structures. When the soil beneath a concrete slab can no longer bear the weight of your steps or porch, which is typically a result of poor construction or natural erosion of the subgrade materials, you will notice that your home’s structures may become unlevel – this is called concrete settlement.

Acme’s concrete raising and repair process utilizes a polyurethane injection to stabilize loose soils and provide a strong support structure beneath the concrete that won’t crack or washout. It will stand firm against many severe environmental changes we experience in Chicago’s Northwest suburbs.

Benefits of Polyurethane Injection
  1. Properly pitch and grade your concrete quickly and economically resulting in better water drainage away from your home or foundation.
  2. Correct step height problems that match your municipality’s property codes and greatly improve curb appeal without messy, invasive techniques associated with concrete replacement or mudjacking.
  3. Affordable and fast concrete raising. Don’t wait for concrete to dry. When our professionals level and repair your sunken porches, you can use it immediately. And with our price match guarantee, you will get the greatest overall value.

Before & After Concrete Step and Porch Lifts

At Acme Concrete Raising & Repair Inc. we are proud of what we do and we’ve corrected thousands of concrete problems just like yours! Check out all of our hard work from previous concrete steps, porches, and stoop repairs. From jacking sunken steps to lifting uneven stoops, we’re confident you’ll find a perfect example of how we have already solved a cracked or sunken concrete problem just like yours! Learn more about our modern polyurethane injection and concrete raising process by reviewing frequently asked questions Acme Concrete receives from homeowners and businesses!

From residential property repair to commercial concrete raising services and concrete services for municipalities, Acme Concrete contractors have proven experience and a fast, economical, non-invasive concrete solution for you.

How much does it cost to lift sunken concrete steps?

The cost of lifting sunken concrete steps can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the repair. Generally, you can expect to pay anywhere between $650 and $1,400 for this service. The final price may be influenced by factors like the extent of the repair needed and the number of adjoining concrete slabs that must be lifted to ensure a level surface without any trip hazards. Keep in mind that individual pricing may differ, so it’s advisable to consult with a professional for an accurate estimate tailored to your specific project.

Why is it important to have even steps?

1. What are the consequences of someone getting hurt on your property due to unsafe stairs?
If someone gets hurt on your property due to unsafe stairs, you may face legal consequences and potential liability for any injuries or damages. This can result in costly legal battles and potential financial obligations to compensate the injured party.
2. Who can be held responsible for injuries caused by unsafe stairs?
As the property owner, you can be held responsible for injuries caused by unsafe stairs. It is your responsibility to ensure that the steps are even in rise and depth to reduce the likelihood of accidents and potential injuries.
3. Are uneven or improper stair height and depth considered building code violations?
Yes, uneven or improper stair height and depth are among the many building code violations. If your steps do not meet the required standards, you may be in violation of building codes and subject to legal consequences.
4. What are the potential legal consequences of having uneven steps?
As a property owner, you can be held liable for any injuries or damages caused by unsafe stairs. If someone gets hurt on your property due to uneven or improper stair height and depth, it can result in building code violations and legal consequences.
5. What are the potential risks of having uneven steps?
Having uneven steps increases the likelihood of injuries due to trips and falls. This poses a risk to loved ones or guests who may trip and get hurt on the steps.

I Have Questions about Settled Steps!

1. Are there any other factors that contribute to concrete step settling?
Apart from water erosion, other factors such as poor soil compaction, soil expansion and contraction, as well as animals making a home underneath the steps, can also contribute to concrete step settling. These factors weaken the soil support beneath the steps, causing them to sink or settle over time. It is important to address all these factors to prevent or rectify settling issues effectively.
2. What preventive measures can be taken to avoid concrete step settling?
To prevent concrete step settling, it is important to redirect downspouts away from the steps and other concrete slabs. This ensures that the flow of water does not directly hit the base of the steps, preventing soil erosion. Additionally, it is essential to regularly clean out and repair leaky gutters to avoid constant water dumping in the same area, which can also lead to settling. By monitoring and controlling water flow around the steps, one can significantly reduce the chances of settling issues.
3. What are the potential consequences of concrete step settling?
Concrete step settling can result in poor curb appeal and reduced property values. Sunken or settled steps not only appear aesthetically unpleasing, but they can also pose safety risks. Therefore, addressing settling issues becomes crucial to maintain the overall appeal and value of the property.
4. How does water erosion contribute to concrete step settling?
Water erosion from downspouts or leaky gutters can wash away the soil holding the steps in place over time. When the flow of water from the downspout hits the base of the concrete steps, it gradually erodes the soil, causing the steps to settle. Similarly, if a leaky gutter constantly dumps water in the same area, it can wash out the soil under the steps and lead to settling.
5. What are the specific reasons why concrete steps settle?
Concrete steps settle due to poor soil compaction, water erosion, soil expansion and contraction, and animals making a home underneath them.
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