Unless you’re a professional concrete leveling contractor, chances are you probably don’t know much about the mudjacking repair process.
Mudjacking is the preferred method for fixing cracked and settled concrete but, if you search for information about this repair method online, you might not think so. The internet is teeming with misinformation about everything, and the subject of mudjacking is no exception.
Get the facts straight before deciding how to fix your cracked and settled slab. Today, we debunk four of the most common myths about mudjacking.
Myth No. 1: Concrete Leveling Is Expensive
Hiring a professional mudjacking contractor will put a serious dent in your bank account, right?
Wrong; in fact, you’ll be surprised by how reasonable it is.
No doubt about it, some home repair projects can be quite expensive. But concrete lifting is definitely not an expensive fix. Mudjacking doesn’t cost an arm and a leg and, in fact, this repair approach typically costs much less than both polyjacking and slab replacement.
Myth No. 2: Caulking Is Just as Effective
Why not just caulk the cracks in your damaged slab? Doesn’t that work just as well as mudjacking?
No, it does not, because the real problem lies far below.
Caulking simply fills in the top of the cracked area. It does nothing to address the root of the problem. If you only use caulk, you’re going to see more cracking in the future. Mudjacking, on the other hand, fills the underlying soil voids and restores the integrity and stability of a damaged slab.
Myth No. 3: Concrete Leveling Will Damage Your Landscaping
Won’t the mudjacking trucks and equipment ruin your beautiful landscape?
No, it will not.
This is a common worry, but the concern is completely unfounded. Concrete leveling doesn’t involve any excavation at all, and the repair equipment won’t damage your lawn or outdoor plants. Plus, professional contractors – like Lift Right Concrete – are exceedingly careful to respect customer property. Rest assured, mudjacking will not compromise your landscape.
Myth No. 4: Anyone Can Do Concrete Leveling
Can’t you just watch some mudjacking videos or find a how-to guide, and handle the repair project yourself?
If you try to go the DIY route, there’s a good chance you will come to regret your decision.
Mudjacking requires expertise and specialized equipment. Unless you have the right skills, knowledge and hands-on experience, lifting and stabilizing a slab is no simple task. Try to fix the settled concrete on your own, and you could easily end up with a slab that lacks integrity, looks awkward, and will continue to degrade.
With years of experience fixing cracked and settled concrete throughout northern Utah, Lift Right Concrete LLC is the region’s go-to professional mudjacking contractor. We have a reputation for quality concrete leveling at an affordable price, and we stand by our work. In fact, every mudjacking repair comes with an 18-month guarantee.
Lift Right Concrete offers complimentary, no-obligation mudjacking repair consultations and estimates to homeowners and businesses in the greater Salt Lake City area. Contact our Grantsville or West Jordan office today to schedule your free concrete leveling evaluation.