If you’re not familiar with mudjacking, you’re not alone. Here are answers to the questions we hear the most.
How Does Concrete Leveling Work?
Mudjacking involves drilling a few strategically-placed holes in the damaged slab, then pumping a cement slurry through the holes. The mixture fills the voids in the underlying soil, and then pressure lifts and restores the slab to its original level, stable position.
Is Slab Damage Visible After the Repair?
Once the drilled mudjacking holes and slab cracks are caulked and sealed, the repair work is nearly invisible. Up close, you can see evidence of the work if you’re looking for it but, from a distance, the slab looks perfect. Newly-poured slabs often look off-color from the surrounding concrete, and the difference can be enough to stick out.
How Long Does Concrete Leveling Take?
On average, most mudjacking repairs take less than two hours to complete. Afterward, the concrete is ready for use. Larger projects take longer, but not nearly as long as slab replacement. With tearing out the old material and the curing time new concrete requires, replacing a damaged slab can take several days.
How Long Does the Repair Last?
Because mudjacking corrects soil voids – the cause of most settlement-related slab damage – the repair offers long-lasting results. In most cases, concrete slabs that have been mudjacked remain intact for at least 8 to 10 years.
Can All Slab Damage Be Fixed with Concrete Leveling?
Unfortunately, no. Mudjacking works to repair most outdoor slab damage but, when concrete has large crumbled or deteriorated areas, it usually needs to be replaced. In addition, damaged structural foundation supports typically require piering rather than leveling.
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