Concrete leveling, also known as mudjacking or slab jacking (these terms will be used interchangeably throughout this article) in the foundation piering industry, is a pretty straightforward process that has various invaluable uses and could provide solutions to a host of issues. But for all its benefits, how exactly does mudjacking work?
In this article, Stratum Structural Systems, your trusted foundation repair company, discusses what concrete leveling achieves and how it works.
Concrete Leveling Basics
The concrete leveling process itself operates on a fairly simple principle. Mudjacking starts by hydraulically pumping a grout mixture composed of aggregate material and cement under a slab of concrete. As the space underneath the sunken or uneven concrete slab gets filled with the grout mixture, the block will gradually rise and assume the appropriate level.
Once the proper slab level has been achieved by your brick foundation repair and mudjacking contractor, the holes through which the grout mixture were poured in will be filled with concrete so that the slab will look the same as before the mudjacking process took place.
What Mudjacking Can Repair
Slab jacking can solve a variety of issues such as uneven concrete slabs, settled driveways, lopsided sidewalks, uneven pool apron, sinking garbage slabs and settled front porches, to name a few. These problems can cause serious injuries. This is why the process of concrete leveling is a necessary undertaking. Not only will mudjacking improve your lawn’s curb appeal, it can also be a life-saver — all at a much affordable price range than slab replacement.
Choose a Concrete Leveling Pro
When you choose Stratum Structural Systems to fix your sinking, uneven or settled concrete, you’re choosing excellent workmanship. We also specialize in basement waterproofing and egress windows. Call us today at (314) 669-3030 for a free consultation.