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The Dangers of Uneven Concrete and How Continental Foundation Can Help.

Updated: May 2

Learn about the dangers of uneven concrete and how our foundation company can help fix it. We specialize in concrete leveling for driveways, patios, pool areas, and sidewalks.

Unleveled sidewalk in front of a home.

Does your sidewalk look like this?


Concrete is an essential material in our daily lives and is used for many structures, from driveways and sidewalks to patios and pool areas. However, over time, concrete can become uneven and pose a danger to those who use it. Uneven concrete can cause tripping hazards and create an


eyesore, but it can also lead to more serious problems if left unchecked. Uneven concrete can be caused by many factors, including soil shifting, settling, and erosion. When concrete becomes uneven, it can create tripping hazards, making it difficult and dangerous to walk on. In addition, uneven concrete can also cause water to pool in certain areas, leading to mold growth and other moisture-related problems. To ensure the safety of your family and guests, it's important to address uneven concrete as soon as possible.



Signs Your Concrete Needs Leveling:

Unleveled concrete on a sidewalk.

  1. Cracks or chips in the concrete

  2. Uneven or sloping surfaces

  3. Tripping hazards

  4. Pooling water in certain areas

  5. Concrete that is separating from adjacent surfaces


So what causes uneven concrete? Uneven concrete can be caused by a variety of factors, including soil settling and shifting, erosion, poor construction techniques, and wear and tear over time. Soil settling can occur when the soil beneath the concrete settles or compacts, causing the concrete to sink or slope. Shifting soil can also cause concrete to become unlevel, especially in areas with heavy rainfall or shifting water tables. Poor construction techniques, such as not compacting the soil enough before pouring the concrete, can also lead to uneven concrete. Over time, concrete can also become unlevel due to wear and tear from heavy foot traffic, vehicles, and exposure to the elements. Addressing these issues as soon as possible is important to ensure the safety and longevity of your concrete structures.




Cracks in your driveway can affect the appearance of your home.

Comparison of cracked driveway versus a leveled driveway.

How to find an expert who can fix your cracked or uneven concrete: Our foundation company specializes in concrete leveling, and we use the latest techniques and equipment to ensure that your concrete is level and safe. Our team of experts will assess the condition of your concrete and


recommend the best course of action to fix any problems. Whether it's raising sunken concrete, filling cracks, or leveling sloping surfaces, we have the experience and skills to get the job done right.

By fixing uneven concrete, you'll enjoy many benefits, including:

  1. Increased safety for you and your family

  2. Improved curb appeal for your home or business

  3. A longer lifespan for your concrete structures

  4. Protection against mold growth and water damage

So what should your sidewalk and driveway look like?

Sidewalk beside a backroad.

A suburban home's driveway.


Can my unleveled or cracked concrete/sidewalk mean my foundation needs repairs?

Unleveled concrete and foundation issues can sometimes be related, but they are not the same thing. Unleveled concrete is typically caused by soil settling or shifting, erosion, poor construction techniques, or wear and tear. On the other hand, foundation issues are typically caused by problems with the foundation itself, such as settling or cracking due to soil erosion, moisture problems, or shifting soil. In some cases, unleveled concrete can be a symptom of a larger foundation issue, and fixing the unleveled concrete may not fully solve the problem. It's important to have a professional assess the condition of your concrete and foundation to determine the best course of action to address any issues you may be facing. By working with a foundation expert, you can ensure that your concrete and foundation are safe and secure for years to come.

Continental Foundation Restoration and Concrete Leveling is a family owned and operated League City based business serving the Houston area, with almost 50 years of experience in the foundation repair industry. We are fully certified and insured, and we take pride in providing high-quality foundation and concrete leveling services at affordable prices. Trust us to help you keep your concrete structures safe, level, and beautiful for years to come.





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