Mudjacking is a process of raising settled concrete slabs by drilling holes through the slab and pumping a sand/cement mixture under the slab. This process allows the slab to be “floated” back to it’s original position.
Mudjacking is commonly referred to as “concrete lifting”, “slabjacking”, “grout pumping” and “pressure grouting” but they all mean the same thing – raising settled concrete slabs.
Mudjacking can be performed to raise a wide variety of concrete slabs such as driveways, sidewalks, patios, porches, garage floors, slab garages, basement floors, slab houses, steps and swimming pool aprons. We also repair grain bin bases.
Concrete Void Filling
Void Filling fills up the spaces (voids) under your concrete that have occurred as a result of soil erosion or where settling has occurred. If water has gotten under your concrete slabs, it can cause soil erosion and your slabs will sink into the void left behind where the soil used to be. Also, if the area around your foundation has settled over time because it may not have been properly compacted, this will cause your concrete to sink as well.
Void filling helps with heaving concrete by filling in the void. This keeps water from collecting under the slabs; the water will keep the soil under the concrete moist during the year. The extra water will freeze in the winter causing much more frost heave and concrete movement than typical. This can also cause cracking and water damage problems. So if you think you have a void, filling them will save you from possible problems in the future.
Where settling has occurred, Mudjacking can fill the void and raise your concrete back to the correct level. Mudjacking also helps to stabilize the subsoil.
Settling of the soil will also occur where utilities (water, sewer, cable, phone and power lines) are buried. These trenches may not be compacted properly and will settle. This can cause voids under your concrete. We can fill these voids before or after you begin having concrete problems.
The average mudjacking job cost approximately 30% to 50% of the cost of removing and replacing the concrete. So, not only do you save money, but this process can be completed, in most instances, in a couple of hours and can be used within hours.
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