Mudjacking is the preferred technique for raising and stabilizing settled concrete slabs. Also known as slabjacking or concrete lifting, this repair method is highly effective and provides long-lasting results.
But, what exactly is mudjacking, and how does it work?
A Quick and Easy Method of Concrete Repair
Over time, concrete slabs settle as a result of changes in the underlying soils. Mudjacking addresses these changes and restores the integrity of the concrete.
It may sound complicated but it’s not. The repair process takes very little time – usually just an hour or two from start to finish (although larger projects may take slightly longer).
This concrete repair starts with drilling a few small holes in the settled concrete slabs. Next, a cement slurry is pumped through the holes. This mixture fills voids or empty areas in the soil, which works to stabilize the slab foundation.
Once the voids are filled, pressure lifts the slab back to its original level position. After a quick caulking of the cracks and mudjacking holes, the repair is complete. Once the crew leaves, the surface is ready for light use.
Wait a few hours or overnight, and the slab can handle heavy weight.
When is Mudjacking the Right Solution?
Really, the better question would be when isn’t mudjacking the right solution — this repair method works for most settled concrete slabs, including:
Fractured pool decks
Sagging parking lots
Call the Mudjacking experts at Nick Gress Foundations at 636-219-1967 or 314-409-1497 to learn more or get a free estimate.