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ffscottusmc
Cracked Porch & Looking for Soloutions

I have a 16X9 gabled porch that has started falling apart, ie setteling. There is a large crack the full width, and the entire slab has begun to slope towards the house which has caused a drainage problem. IS there any way to fix this without tearing it all out and pouring a new slab? Could brick be involved?

PLEASE HELP

sincerly,
out of ideas

PS i have loads of pictures if that would help!

canuk
Re: Cracked Porch & Looking for Soloutions

Look in the yellow pages for a company that specializes in a procedure called " mud jacking ". This process involves drilling holes in the concrete slab then a slurry is pumped in the holes under the slab to raise it. This may or may not fit your situation but it would be worth looking into.

ffscottusmc
Re: Cracked Porch & Looking for Soloutions

looked into mud jacking but it costs essentialy the same to have it jacked out and repoured.

Since i want to cover it with brick is there a possibility of pouring a thin layer of cement to level the surface. Then adhere the bricks on top???
I know thin layers of cement have a tendancy to crack but how thin can I go?

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