Why You Trippin’? – Foundation Repair Signs

Why You Trippin’???

Raise your hand if you have ever tripped walking down the sidewalk!

Well you are trippin’ for 1 of 2 reasons.

1.You are uncoordinated, and can’t be trusted to walk and chew gum at the same time (that would be me).


2.Uneven concrete slabs created a trip hazard that you have just fallen victim to!

What causes concrete to shift, become uneven, and cause these trip hazards? There are several different factors that contribute to concrete deflection. That includes:

  • Expansive clay soil- Southern California is chock full of rich expansive clay soil. Expansive clay soil is prone to swelling and shrinking. Changes such as temperature, drought, and moisture causes it to expand and contract…causing the concrete to move.
  • Soil compaction– When preparing to build a home, the soil must be moved around, or graded, to create a level base to build upon. If the soils aren’t properly compacted before the concrete is poured, over time, it eventually compresses and can settle. This settlement can cause the concrete to shift.
  • Leak– If a plumbing or irrigation line springs a leak, it can erode the soil around the concrete, causing it to be unstable.
  • Poor drainage– Similar to a leak, improper drainage can also cause erosion.

Concrete removal and replacement can be costly. Dalinghaus Construction does offer a cost effective solution that can even out those dangerous trip hazards in just 1 day

Read more: Warning Signs of Foundation Settlement

Polyurethane Concrete Leveling to the rescue! Polyurethane Concrete Leveling, also known as “polyjacking”, is a process in which we drill small holes through the affected sunken slabs. A port is then placed in the hole, and the polyurethane then enters as a liquid, then quickly expands to lift the slab back into place. If you are a visual person like me, check out this video on our YouTube channel (while there, don’t forget to subscribe🛎) Whether it is a sidewalk, porch, patio, or a VERY busy Orange County Transportation Authority bus stop, we can help you out, without breaking the bank!

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Justin Sexton

Justin joins the Dalinghaus Construction family with a significant background in logistics and project management. He joined the team in early 2017 as a foundation inspector, but quickly transitioned towards a marketing role. He now manages the marketing department and creates everything that you see from us digitally.

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