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Old 02-01-2019, 05:49 PM   #1
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Settling Porch


Hi there,

I have house that I am working on (building kitchen amongst other jobs), and the porch is settling. I need to level it, perhaps to tile it, or just a paint job.

I have considered concrete jacking but after speaking to a concrete jacking company, they they told me it would be too risky to jack because of the small cracks - it risks breaking the slab off.

If I am to consider other options, then it seems obvious to add a level on top - but this obviously doesn't solve the settling issue.

Does anyone have any experience in concrete structural support? Could I just dig underneath it the slab and add another slab or post beneath to stop further settling, and then add my layer of concrete or screed on top?
There is a flower bed and poor drainage from downpipes that are contributing to the settling. So fixing that is my first port of call.

Any advice or thoughts are welcome, thanks.
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Old 02-03-2019, 10:36 AM   #2
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How big of a slab are we talking about here?

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