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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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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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Unlevel concrete patio in schaumburg, IL

This Schaumburg patio was once a foundation for a four seasons room. Due to settling of the patio and on-going maintenance issues of the structure itself, the homeowner decided to remove the four seasons room.  They considered possibly replacing the concrete patio. After learning … Continue reading

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Settled Sycamore, IL patio

This patio experienced settling that did not create any drainage issues but did result in a dangerous tripping hazard. Problems like this are solved quickly and easily with our polyurethane concrete raising system. As you can see in the photo, one of … Continue reading

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Settled concrete patio located in McHenry, IL

Patios are meant to be enjoyed, not to be an eyesore or trip hazard. This McHenry customer was concerned about grandchildren tripping on uneven edges and the improper drainage that resulted from the settled portions of this patio. Several sections … Continue reading

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