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Poor sub-base and erosion are the common culprits when it comes to concrete sidewalks dropping from their original grade. When sidewalks settle, they typically do so slowly over several years time. In some situations where the entire structure drops evenly, it … Continue reading

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Dropped slab in Hawthorn Woods, IL

Raising settled concrete with polyurethane is almost always the quickest, most economical thing to do when you have concrete that has dropped. But what about stamped or stained concrete? The answer is the same – raising your dropped slabs with polyurethane … Continue reading

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When this Elgin customer called us, they had recently purchased a new home. Along with the new home, the customer inherited a very unsafe sidewalk!  The sidewalk led to the front door from another sidewalk leading to their driveway.  In … Continue reading

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Concrete sidewalks typically border parking areas near commercial properties.  This type of sidewalk is often constructed alongside a curb requiring people to step up or down. Stepping up or down typically occurs without much thought or effort. People are usually going about their day and don’t often … Continue reading

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Sunken McHenry Sidewalk results in unsafe step height

Based in nearby Lake in the Hills, IL Acme Concrete Raising & Repair quickly and efficiently provides modern concrete raising services to all of McHenry County.  Nearly all the concrete located at this McHenry rental property was suffering from settling. … Continue reading

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Sunken Concrete Patio in Inverness

Uneven concrete is unsafe as it can create tripping hazards.  Uneven concrete is also unsightly and can make a property look run down and not maintained.  Raising low spots and matching them with surrounding concrete surfaces can provide dramatic results. Raising and leveling concrete also helps … Continue reading

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Sunken concrete front porch located in Huntley, IL

Concrete porches typically get a lot of attention from residents and their visitors.  They are meant to provide access to a home or business, and can also provide space for enjoying the outdoor environment. This common welcoming area can be a source of … Continue reading

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Settled Sidewalk in Bartlett, IL

Mudjacking used to be one of the primary ways to deal with sunken, settled concrete until polyurethane injection became available on the residential marketplace.  Clearly the better repair choice, our injection process utilizes superior lifting materials that raise and permanently support concrete … Continue reading

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Bartlett sidewalk pitching water toward home

Settled sidewalks running parallel to a residence or building typically end up incorrectly pitching toward the building.   People often wonder why the sidewalk’s edge closest to their home settles more.  Drainage issues are typically the number one culprit. When … Continue reading

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Sunken Crystal Lake, IL Concrete Step

Many times, washout is caused by improper drainage from gutters not discharging water far enough away from a home or business.  There are also times where washout is caused by human error – better known as a mistake.  In this particular situation, a … Continue reading

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