Shelby Township Mudjacking Service – Creative Concrete Raising (866) 724-7348
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Shelby Township Mudjacking Frequently Asked Questions
How much money will I save by mudjacking?
Mudjacking is approx 1/2 – 1/3 the cost of concrete replacement.
How long does Mudjacking take?
Average mudjacking jobs usually take 1 – 2 hours. Larger jobs take longer but usually not longer than 1 day.
What can be mudjacked? What cannot?
All concrete can be mudjacked. Examples include driveways, steps, patios, pools, basement floors, garage floors, sidewalks, grain bins, city streets, boat ramps, parking lots, interior floors, loading docks, runways, highways, schools, generator pads, warehouse floors, and more. There may be a few circumstances when concrete cannot be mudjacked. It is best to get an estimate to find out. Also, if the concrete is severely broken up, it is usually better to have it replaced than mudjacked.
Why not replace?
Mudjacking is just a less expensive alternative to your concrete issues.
When can you mudjack/power grout? When can’t you?
Retaining walls too close to the area can cause an issue and may not be able to be mudjacked. Every situation is different and should be looked at by a professional to determine if this process will work for your situation.
How do rodents create problems?
Rodents, such as moles or groundhogs, will tunnel under concrete slabs or next to foundations. When water runs down through these holes it can cause wash outs or ground settlement.
When can we drive on the driveway?
Vehicle traffic 4-6 hours for average size vehicles.
Will my yard or sprinkler heads be damaged?
Sprinkler heads do not get damaged. Yards, if dry, have no damage what-so-ever. If sprinklers are left on or the ground is soft, 1 – 3 inch ruts may occur from the hydraulic pump.
How much room do you need to work?
It depends on the situation.
Why does Concrete Sink?
There are several reasons that can cause this problem. Click the following link for more information on Concrete Lifting.
What is Concrete Leveling?
Concrete leveling is the process of pumping material under the slab to bring it back up to original height.
How does Concrete Leveling work?
This process consists of drilling 1 inch holes in the concrete slab. Pumping a mixture of grout underneath the slab to raise it to desired height. Then the 1 inch holes are cleaned out and cement is placed in the holes.
How long has Concrete Leveling been in existence?
Mudjacking was started back in the early 1900’s. Back then they pumped actual mud and that is where the term mudjacking originated.
Are there any problems associated with Mudjacking?
If mudjacking is not done properly, too much force could cause cracking.
What are the benefits of Concrete Leveling over replacement?
This process usually takes only hour’s compared to days. Vehicle traffic can drive on it in 4-6 hours versus 1-2 weeks. It is – 1/3 the cost of replacement. Landscaping and grass is not disturbed. You can walk on the concrete immediately where you cannot walk on concrete replacement for 1-2 days. This is important for commercial properties, including retail, hospitals, apartment complexes, or any heavily used walk areas.
What is a “Void”?
A void consists of a cavity under the concrete where dirt or rock has been washed away due to water or ground settlement. In return, the concrete is not supported properly and will cause sinking over time.
How long will concrete leveling or raising last?
This process can last many years, decades, because our product is crushed rock so it will not settle or deteriorate over time. However, if the ground is not 100% compacted or there continues to be soil washed out under the product this may re-occur. If it does, these slabs can be lifted back into place again using the same holes.
Can any concrete slab or block be raised or leveled?
Typically most concrete can be raised. However, there are many circumstances to consider. It is best to get an estimate to find out. Also, if the concrete is severely broken up, it is usually better to have it replaced than mudjacked.
What is Mudjacking/Power grouting?
The mudjacking process is used to fill cinderblock walls or voids.
What causes slabs to sink or become void?
There are several reasons that can cause this problem.
How can I prevent my slab from becoming void or sinking again?
Make sure the soil is 100% compacted (water soaking is the best compaction method). Also, make sure all ground is sloped away from home. Gutters and downspouts working properly and all concrete joints and cracks are sealed to keep water from working under the slab.
Is a Building Permit required?
Are Mudjackers licensed?
Yes, they are registered with the state.
If you are in need of Shelby Township Mudjacking Service, call Creative Concrete Raising, the Shelby Township Mudjacking experts at (866) 724-7348 for a free estimate.