Concrete leveling, also known as mudjacking, is a technique used to fix cracked and settled concrete slabs on sidewalks, driveways, and pathways. Despite being an effective method to fill voids in concrete, it is no stranger to many misconceptions. Get the facts straight as Stratum Structural Systems, your local brick foundation repair experts, debunks the most common myths about concrete leveling.
Myth: “Concrete Leveling Is Expensive”
Repairing your roof is more manageable financially than completely replacing it. The same can be said for concrete leveling, which is a cheaper option than replacing a settled concrete slab. With this, you can improve the appearance and health of your concrete walkway or driveway without spending a fortune.
Myth: “Caulking Is A Better Fix”
Many people think that caulking the cracks on a concrete slab works just as well as mudjacking. Unfortunately, this method is only fixing the problem on top and not below the damaged concrete. Expect more cracking over time if you stick to it. Concrete leveling, meanwhile, fills the voids on the soil underneath to bring back the stability and structural integrity of the concrete.
Myth: “It Ruins the Landscape”
Like foundation piering, concrete leveling raises many concerns for homeowners worrying about their landscaping. These concerns, however, are outright unfounded. There’s no excavation involved in this method and the repair equipment used won’t harm flower beds or the lawn.
Myth: “Anyone Can Perform Mudjacking”
Concrete leveling is not a simple DIY project. Trying to do it on your own may lead to unsatisfactory results. Mudjacking, like any other home repair solution, requires knowledge and expertise on the use of the equipment as well as hands-on experience performing this method.
Now that you know the truth about concrete leveling, there’s no other reason for you not to have your settled driveway, sidewalk, pool apron, or front porch fixed through this technique. For your mudjacking, foundation repair, and basement waterproofing needs, turn to Stratum Structural Systems. Call (314) 620-8153 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation.