Concrete jacking is a simple, cost-effective way to raise and stabilize a cracked, sunken or settled slab. Also referred to as mudjacking, this repair technique has a proven history of success. In fact, homeowners have been turning to concrete jacking as an alternative to slab replacement since the 1930’s!
Despite the impressive track record, many Utah homeowners are completely unfamiliar with mudjacking. If you have a damaged slab, it may be well worth your time to learn more about concrete jacking to see if it might be the right repair solution for you.
The Concrete Jacking Process
Mudjacking is a three-step concrete repair process. Raising and stabilizing a damaged slab involves:
Drilling a few strategically-placed holes in the slab. Each hole is about two inches and diameter, and the number drilled depends upon the size of the mudjacking project.
Pumping the mudjacking slurry through the drilled holes.
Filling the mudjacking holes with new concrete. Once any leftover slurry is cleaned away, the holes are sealed to prevent further slab damage.
Once mudjacking repair is finished, the slab cracks must be caulked to prevent future water penetration. Some homeowners opt to handle this task on their own but, if you prefer, your local concrete repair contractor can complete the caulking for you.
Problems That Can Be Fixed with Concrete Jacking
Mudjacking can effectively raise and stabilize most damaged slabs. In fact, many concrete industry experts consider it to be the preferred concrete repair technique. Mudjacking is typically recommended for homes that have:
- Cracked patios
- Split sidewalks
- Sunken steps
- Uneven driveways
- Sagging pool decks
- Fractured porches
- Damaged garage floors
Can Concrete Jacking Work for You?
As effective as mudjacking is, this concrete repair technique isn’t appropriate for every damaged slab. If yours is too crumbled, cracked or crushed, you may need to have the slab replaced instead. And, mudjacking usually cannot repair foundation damage or major structural problems. For those issues, you’ll need to consider foundation piering.
As for the cost of mudjacking, we have the answer you want to see. Mudjacking is the least expensive professional concrete repair method, regularly coming in at less than half the cost of slab replacement.
If your slab isn’t too badly damaged and doesn’t threaten the integrity of your home foundation, mudjacking will probably work for you. source: liftrightconcrete.com
For a Clinton Township Concrete Jacking service you can trust, please call Creative Concrete Raising at (866) 724-7348 for a free quote.