If your walkways, driveways, or steps are made with concrete you may have noticed them sinking or cracking. Uneven or cracked concrete can become a hazard, and devalue or decrease the curb appeal of your home or business. A foundation repair contractor can inspect your home or business, and provide a solution to make the necessary repairs. We offer services that utilize the mudjacking technique to repair your concrete foundations and restore stability and safety to your home.
What is Mudjacking?
Mudjacking, also known as slabjacking, is a concrete repair method/technology. Concrete is prone to sinking and cracking when water has accumulated, soil has expanded, or tree roots have broken through. Mudjacking is an effective method to use on your concrete walkways, garage floors, patios, and other concrete slabs. The mudjacking method is usually easier and less costly when compared with other foundation repair techniques. Other foundation repair techniques include removing and replacing entire concrete slabs, which is time consuming. Our technicians can answer any question you may have regarding the mudjacking technique.
The mudjacking process is used to lift concrete slabs on the interior or exterior of your home. Mudjacking is used to address a couple different foundation issues. One application purpose is to fill remaining voids in your foundation after it has been leveled out and raised using piers. Holes are drilled into the perimeter of the slab. The holes are then pumped with grout or soil/cement mud to fill the void space and further lift the concrete. The grout essentially pushes the concrete up from below. The holes are then sealed. Mudjacking can also be used to lift interior floors using the same process.
When to Use or Not Use Mudjacking
Mudjacking is an efficient technique that can be used to fill voids or lift certain areas of a slab foundation in and outside of your home. This technique is best when you notice cracks in small concrete surfaces, such as stairs and garage floors. If your needs include major foundation problems that have caused major sagging or large cracks in the walls of your home, one of our other foundation repair methods may be the more appropriate solution. Using mud jacking for house leveling may make it hard to control where the walls are lifted and can cause uneven lifting. Our foundation repair experts can inspect your issue and determine the most beneficial and affordable way forward.
Best Foundation Repair Company
Richardson Foundation Repair has a team of licensed and highly trained specialists that can inspect and repair major or minor foundation problems. Mudjacking uses specialized equipment, and we recommend a trained professional that has the necessary training and licenses do the work. As members of the community, our team is knowledgeable about soil conditions and common foundation problems in the Richardson community. Cracked concrete can decrease the curb appeal of your home, and create a tripping hazard. Give us a call today to speak with one of our friendly staff members and book an inspection and estimate.