As a property owner or manager, the last thing you want to do when faced with sinking concrete is to ignore the problem. At there very least, you should get a ground penetrating radar scan to get a sense of the extent of the soil issues. In this post, we'll review the dangers of neglecting sunken slabs.
Damage to vehicles/equipment.
Unlevel concrete in driveways, factories and warehouses can cause damage to automobiles, fork lifts and other equipment. Why risk expensive car and/or equipment repairs when you can take care of the cause instead? Sometimes you're looking at wear and tear over time. Sometimes you're looking at sudden damage or an accident. Either way, neglecting the problem is not worth the risk.
Possibility of catastrophic
Sinking concrete could be a sign of a sinkhole beneath your slab or structure. Not convinced? Watch this incredible security cam footage of a sinkhole taking out an entire showroom floor at the National Corvette Museum. The truth is, you have NO way of knowing what lurks beneath your valuable slabs and structures until you get a professional to evaluate the situation.
Trip hazards, injury and liability risks.
For a thorough overview of these subjects, see our blog post Concrete Leveling to Prevent Trip Hazards and Litigation Risks...
Concrete slabs sink for a variety of reasons. The result is an eyesore and possibly a trip hazard that could - in a worst case scenario - result in a serious injury, death, and/or a lawsuit. Read more...