What is mudjacking anyway?
Concrete mudjacking is a process in which a concrete grout is injected below sunken concrete slabs in order to raise them back to their original height. Mudjacking is an alternative to removing the old and pouring new concrete at a fraction of the cost. The method was actually developed in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa in 1929 by John Poulter. The Iowa Department of Transportation was the first to commercially use the mudjacking process, doing so to raise road slabs back to their original grade.
How is it done?
Mudjacking, often also called concrete raising, concrete lifting, or slabjacking, is a very straightforward process. Representatives from Todd’s Mudjacking will come to your home or business, drill several small holes in the concrete slab that has settled, and then inject a grout (a mixture of sand, portland cement and bentonite) beneath the slab in order to raise it up. The grout hydraulically lifts the slab up to its original position. The process only takes a few hours to complete and the repaired area can be ready for regular use the same day.
Where can mudjacking be done?
Almost any poured concrete slab that has settled from its original position could be a candidate for concrete mudjacking. Todd’s Mudjacking has done work on concrete sidewalks, driveways, patios, outdoor steps, garage floors, swimming pool aprons, parking lots, and basement floors.
Why use a mudjacking service?
Whether it is for aesthetic or safety reasons, mudjacking is a very cost-effective and efficient way to raise sunken sidewalks, driveways, patios, and basement floors. Having level sidewalks, steps, or driveways can mean peace of mind as kids are playing, elderly come and go and when removing snow. Mudjacking is a proven, practical, and inexpensive alternative to concrete slab replacement.