Home>Discussions>EXTERIORS>Tilted Concrete Slab in Walkway
2 posts / 0 new
Last post
Tilted Concrete Slab in Walkway

This is regarding the sidewalk to my friend's front door. There is a 6ft section of solid concrete that is severely tilted, possibly from heaving or encroaching roots. The section is in one piece and has no cracks. They are looking to sell the house and want to correct thisto up the curb appeal. Is there any way to repair this section? They were hoping there was a way to free the section, lift it, correct the base and re-set the concrete. Is this at all possible? (They'd rather not replace it due to the inevitable color variations between the old and new sections.)
Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

A. Spruce
Re: Tilted Concrete Slab in Walkway

The odds of removing that section, regrading, and resetting the section without breaking it are slim to none. It will be faster, easier, and cheaper to remove and replace the section, correcting any grade issues in the process.

Coloring dye can be added to the new concrete to approximate the existing color. Also, pressure washing the existing will lighten it considerably.

Sponsored Stories

TV Listings

Find TV listings for This Old House and Ask This Old House in your area.