What is Mudjacking?
Mudjacking, also known as concrete leveling or slabjacking, is a process used to lift a concrete slab and make it level. It is only used on slabs of concrete that are free-floating, or separate from your foundation. A mixture, typically made up of water and cement, is pumped underneath the concrete slab. The injection raises up the concrete slab and makes it level, which will even out the surface. Uneven slabs of concrete can lead to hazards and poor water runoff. This process is an economical way to solve those problems.
There are many signs to watch out for that may indicate that you need mudjacking. Most often, it becomes necessary when part of the concrete slab has sunk unevenly. The most common sign of sinking is cracks that appear in the concrete, which are generally wider than ¼” inch. You may also notice that the surface tilts in one direction or is sinking in a certain area. If you see water running or round objects rolling in a certain direction down the concrete slab, it is likely that the slab is uneven and needs maintenance.
The Benefits of Mudjacking
Mudjacking has many benefits over the older rip-and-replace method of repairing concrete slabs. First, the process is significantly less intrusive and expensive than replacement, generally running 1/3 to ½ of the cost. It also levels your surfaces, making them smooth and safe from any hazards. Furthermore, it’s a long lasting solution that solidifies concrete slabs and extends their lifespan.
In addition, the process will not interfere with your landscaping or other aspects of your property, and it will also increase the value and aesthetic of your home. Finally, it does not require you to move any objects off the concrete slab because the hydraulic pump is strong enough to lift both the slab and anything that lies on top. This simple process can be completed in a matter of hours rather than the multiple days that replacement requires.
Why Choose Helitech?
HELITECH first began as a concrete leveling and mudjacking contractor. We have over 25 years of experience in the field of foundation and concrete slab repair. Our skilled technicians are well trained in our superior technique. Not only are we a leader in our field, but we also leave our customers satisfied with the results.