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Long Grove Nature Preserve Bridge Repair

Problem: The Long Grove IL Nature Preserve had a unique problem.  Deep inside the beautiful forest sits a small bridge.  The concrete approach that connects the bridge deck to the ground sank.  Because of its location, replacement was not a viable option since getting heavy equipment and concrete deep into...

Raising Settled Mount Prospect concrete driveway and walkway

Problem: Sunken concrete at this Mount Prospect home created some annoying speed bumps and dangerous trip hazards. Run off from a nearby downspout along with open cracks in the joints eroded the base of the slabs.  This erosion overtime caused voids to form below the concrete and caused the slabs...

Repairing and Restoring a Buffalo Grove Patio

Problem:A new concrete patio is a significant investment homeowners make to expand their living space while improving the look and value of their homes.  These Buffalo Grove homeowners did just that over 20 years ago when they installed a beautiful exposed aggregate concrete patio in their backyard.  It brought many...

Sunken Concrete: Causes and Prevention

What Causes Concrete to Sink? Concrete is a wonderful building material. It’s durable, strong, easy to produce and economical.   Which is why it’s the most commonly used building material in the world for pavements. And as you know, concrete can crack, chip, crumble and sink. In this post, I’m going...

3 Main Problems with Mudjacking

Mudjacking is not new. This technique used to lift and level sunken concrete slabs has been around for over 70 years. The mudjacking process works by pumping a slurry (typically comprised of a mixture of sand, cement and/or soil) below a slab through holes at the surface. The hydraulic pressure...

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