Frequently Asked Questions
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Mudjacking is a common repair method that has been used for many years, mostly in the mid-west region of the U.S. However, professional mudjack contractors can now be found in just about any city in the U.S. The concept is very simple but should only be attempted by professionals, as it requires experience and specialized equipment to get the work just right.
This process works particularly well on sidewalks, driveways, patios, basements, or garage floors. Any area where a slab of concrete has sunken from its intended height. It does not work well with concrete that is badly cracked or broken up or slabs that have actually been raised rather than sunken (such as sidewalks heaved by nearby tree roots).
The repair will remain for about as long as the concrete. But, if the problem which caused the slab to sink in the first place occurs again, the slab will sink again. Most sinking is caused by subsidence or compaction of the soil under the slab. This most commonly occurs around the foundation of new construction, leading to drops in front of garages, in walks near the home, and in slabs over the utility trenches leading into the home. In older construction, there can be a problem with the nature of the soil itself (expansive clays) and drainage problems, which cause soil to subside or compact. As a general rule, the repair will last for many years.
The cost of mudjacking averages one-third to one-half the cost of replacing concrete. Mudjacking is faster, cleaner, safer, and more cost-effective.
The cost varies by the size, condition, and amount of space the concrete has fallen. J.S. Concrete Solutions provides Free, No Hassle, No Pressure Quotes.