Preventative Measures

Once you have any areas of sunken concrete lifted and repaired, it’s important to take the necessary steps to prevent the problem from reoccurring. Have your gutters cleaned twice per year—once in late spring, and again in late fall—and ensure that your home has an adequate number of downspouts to carry water far away from the foundation, walkway, steps, and patio. Contact a drainage specialist to correct any drainage problems in your yard, and make sure that the ground beneath any new concrete surfaces is properly prepared.