What is Mudjacking?
- Mud jacking is a method of lifting and leveling concrete that has sunken. It's also known as foundation jacking, slab jacking or slab leveling. Mud jacking involves injecting grout into the concrete to lift it back up to its original height.
- Mud jacking can be done by drilling holes in your foundation walls or floors and filling them with polyurethane foam, cement grout or epoxy resin. The material is injected under pressure into cracks between slabs of concrete until they are level again (or higher). This process can take anywhere from one day to several weeks depending on how large an area needs to be lifted and what kind of materials are used for filling in those spaces between slabs.
When is Mudjacking Needed?
- Mud jacking is a great option for homeowners who have noticed signs of foundation settling, including cracks in the walls or floors, doors that don't close properly and windows that no longer fit in their frames. If you notice these types of problems but haven't yet experienced any major structural damage to your home or property, mud jacking may be an effective solution to prevent further damage from occurring.
Mudjacking vs. Concrete Slab Replacement
- Mudjacking is a great option for homeowners who want to repair their concrete slabs, but don't have the money or time to replace them entirely. It's also a good choice if you have a small crack in your slab that doesn't need immediate attention, since mudjacking can be done on an as-needed basis. Mudjacking is less expensive than concrete replacement because it uses existing materials and requires less labor than pouring new concrete. However, there are some drawbacks: mudjacked slabs may not be as strong as new ones; they'll never look exactly like brand new slabs; and if you do decide to replace your existing patio or sidewalk later on down the line (which many people do), then any repairs made by mudjacking will need to be removed before installation can begin again.
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