When concrete pavement settles around a house, it can allow water and snow melt to accumulate along the foundation and seep down, causing wet, damp basements and potential mold. When the water carries road salt it also can weaken and damage the foundation itself. Meanwhile, uneven pavement leaves property owners legally liable if someone trips and falls.
We raise sunken concrete using mudjacking, the oldest and most proven method. We simply drill 1-in. dia. holes through the slab and pump crushed limestone slurry (mud) through the holes. This forces the slab up to the desired elevation and fills all voids. We then wash the area where we worked and patch the holes with concrete. We use mortar dyes to match your existing concrete as best as possible. All without disturbing the surrounding landscaping or running a big truck over your driveway.
This mudjacking technique gives us the greatest control over the lift. Plus, if we discover a large void that must be filled, our mud will be the most economical and reliable material. Other raising techniques use expanding chemicals or mechanical jacks to lift the concrete. We keep it simple with a proven process and we guarantee our work.
The mudjacking form of slabjacking typically costs about one-third as much replacing concrete. We usually can schedule the project within one to two-weeks of acceptance of the proposal and our on-site consultations and estimates are free. You don’t need to be home when we do the job and you can use the concrete as soon as we have completed the project.
Mudjacking or slabjacking can be used to lift concrete walks, patios, pool decks, garage floors, garage aprons, poured concrete stoops and porches, curbs and gutters, driveways and street panels. Our mudjacking process also can be used to fill voids from erosion or ground settling to prevent a slab from sinking or cracking. Filling voids also is effective at preventing critters such as mice, chipmunks, gophers and snakes from taking up residence under slabs. And it prevents water from seeping into your foundation and basement.