When concrete settles, it is something that typically happens slowly over several years. It’s understandable when you use the concrete on a daily basis, whether it’s a sidewalk, stoop or set of steps, the fact that your concrete is dropping can be hard to detect. However, there are a few things that can make it painfully obvious very quickly. One of these things can be the sale of your home.
Local codes can vary depending on where you live as well as the type of dwelling you reside in. In most areas, residential single family homes are subject to a max step height of 7-3/4 inches. What this means is that any individual step or riser should measure 7-3/4 inches tall or less. Consistency in step or riser height is also important. Acme Concrete Raising & Repair looks to make step heights uniform with one another when possible. In the photo above, you can see that the steps are poured at a height of 5-1/2 inches, which means we needed to raise the entire structure enough to result in a 5-1/2 inch step height – not just meet the code requirement of 7-3/4 inches.
These steps were raised without drilling large unsightly holes through the concrete or disrupting any of the surrounding landscape features. The clean, non-invasive nature of our system is one of our great selling points. Anyone familiar with old school mud jacking knows how large, messy and noisy those operations can be.
Call us today and we will evaluate any sunken concrete issue you might have without any high-pressure sales tactics.