Residential Photo Album: Sinking Concrete Makes Front Porch Dangerous in Burlington, Ontario
A front porch is a nice feature to have at your home. Where else can you enjoy tea, watch a thunderstorm, and sit with friends all in one spot?
A customer in Burlington, Ontario, has a quaint front porch that they love to use. The space is a great spot to hang out, but the area was quickly becoming dangerous. The steps leading up to the porch and in front of their door had settled significantly. This created a considerable step up, and the sinking led to water pooling in front of the door.
Concerned about himself or his wife tripping, the customer decided to reach out to Canadian Concrete Leveling. Project Manager Joe McColl met with the client and inspected the porch. Joe explained how bad fill soils and material could wash away and degrade over time, leading to sinking. He showed the customer a video detailing how our PolyLevel® System uses high-density polyurethane to lift the slabs back to grade. The homeowner was blown away by the process and eagerly booked a repair date.
Foreman Kyle McKeown started the repair by drilling dime-sized holes in the concrete surface. He used these holes to inject our PolyLevel® System to lift the concrete. Kyle removed the tripping hazards and ensured that water would drain away from the home. Once he was finished, he patched the injection holes with fresh concrete.
The customer is thrilled that his porch is safe. He can barely tell that we were ever there but feels confident knowing he chose a proven solution from a trusted company.
Front Door Before
Not only was this step not to code, water would pool and freeze in front of the door during the winter
Front Door After
We brought the step back up to grade and changed the drainage path back to the yard
Porch Step Before
The step up to the porch settled with the porch itself, creating a sloped step
Porch Step After
We brought the step back to grade using our PolyLevel® System, which cures in a matter of hours