MUDJACKING CONCRETE

UNEVEN CONCRETE IS NOT ONLY AN EYESORE BUT A TRIPPING HAZARD AS WELL. WE AT NICK GRESS FOUNDATIONS STRIVE TO EXPERTLY LEVEL UNEVEN CONCRETE BACK TO ITS ORIGINAL POUR. MUDJACKING IS A PROCESS IN WHICH HOLES ARE STRATEGICALLY DRILLED THROUGH THE TOP OF THE CONCRETE SLAB THEN HYDRAULICALLY PUMPED TO FILL ANY VOIDS AND CREVICES TO CREATE ENOUGH PRESSURE TO RAISE THE SLAB BACK TO FLUSH. WE USE AGRICULTURAL LIMESTONE MIXED WITH CEMENT. AFTER THE JOB IS COMPLETE WE PLUG THE DRILLED HOLES WITH FRESH MORTAR AND CLEAN THE AREA WE WORKED. CONCRETE SLABS AROUND FOUNDATION WALLS CAN HAVE VOIDS UNDERNEATH THAT CREATE A HOLDING AREA FOR WATER TO PRESSURISED AGAINST THE FOUNDATION WALL OR EVEN ALLOW AN ENTRY WAY FOR WATER TO ENTER THE BASEMENT. FILLING THESE VOIDS CAN SOMETIMES BE ALMOST A NECESSITY. MUDJACKING IS FAST, COST EFFECTIVE AND LESS HASLE FOR THE HOME OWNER.

Mudjacking is a process of drilling 1 3/4" holes in various sections of concrete slabs to either Void Fill for stabilization or to raise to the highest point allowable. Crushed Limestone and cement are mixed together to form a grout mixture that once injected allows for proper raising and/or stabilizing under the affected concrete slabs. Once the job is complete we clean the area and refill the drilled holes with new concrete. Most jobs take a couple of hours and require water and electricity to be present when the job is being worked. 24 hours is recommended before driving on the raised slabs. It always helps the longevity of the work to either have downspouts directed away from sunken areas and/or have all expansion joints caulked (an additional bid can be given for this type of work). Water testing is done to ensure that water runs properly away from the foundation when applicable.