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Sinking Slabs Got You Down?

By Trevor Jones

If you have been a victim of sinking concrete surfaces in your driveway, sidewalk, porch, or pool deck, you are not alone. Due to the clay-based soil found here in East Tennessee, it is common for soils to shrink from changes in air temperature as well as from rainfall or high humidity. While settling is a normal process for concrete slabs, costly problems can occur when there is uneven settling. Left untouched, these problems can worsen and result in concrete slab replacement.

When it comes to your uneven driveway, sidewalk, porch, or pool deck, you should always request polyurethane injection as your preferred concrete lifting option. Due to its ability to expand over 15 times its size, relatively light weight material of only 2 to 6 pounds per cubic-foot, and compressive strength of over 10,000 pounds, polyurethane injection is the best solution compared to traditional concrete lifting and leveling methods.

From an aesthetic point of view, polyurethane injection requires less drilling in your concrete surface, as well as a more accurate lift compared to other repair options. Why replace your uneven concrete surface when you can repair it for less money and hassle? The answer: You shouldn’t, because you don’t have to.

At the end of the day, polyurethane injection is the environmentally friendly, clean, efficient, long lasting and economical alternative to traditional concrete repair options both inside the home and out.

Josh Smith, owner of Master Dry, realizes that this is a common headache for homeowners in our area. As a result, a new division has been founded, Master Concrete Lifting. This new division is focused solely on eliminating these concerns for homeowners in the community. Josh believes that he provides the best solution to uneven concrete surfaces due to his investment in the best equipment, employees, and training. The team at Master Dry and Master Concrete Lifting is committed to doing it right the first time.

For business owners, Master Structural Service’s commercial division of Master Dry has been providing commercial, industrial, and government service applications. Projects of Master Structural Services include: Sidewalks and parking lots, high traffic areas, warehouses, drive-thru areas, highways and bridges, and heavy equipment stabilization.

If you feel you have an uneven concrete surface at your home or business, give Master Dry a call today at 865-896-5004 for a free inspection and written estimate or visit us online at

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