Slabjacking is the ideal solution if you’re looking for an eco-friendly concrete repair method.
Slabjacking, also known as mudjacking, is an effective, affordable repair method for fixing cracked, sunken and settled concrete slabs. And, as far as environmental concerns, slabjacking has few downsides. In fact, it’s a much greener alternative as compared to tearing out and replacing a damaged slab.
If you want to protect the environment and fix your concrete damage at the same time, consider slabjacking, one of the most eco-friendly concrete repair methods available in today northern Utah. Here’s why.
No. 1: Slabjacking Materials Are Completely Natural
Slabjacking involves injecting a cement slurry through the damaged slab and into the underlying soil foundation. The mud-like mixture fills voids or empty spaces in the soil, then pressure lifts and levels the slab.
The ingredients used to create the mudjacking mixture are completely natural. The slurry typically contains Portland cement (a mix of limestone and clay) along with shale, slate, soil, sand and other organic materials. No chemicals, and no synthetic fillers – the ingredients are all eco-friendly.
No. 2: Slabjacking Concrete Repair Results in No Waste
A hydraulic pump, attached to the damaged concrete slab, is used to push the mudjacking cement slurry down into the soil. Only the amount needed is pumped through – the rest remains in the truck to await the next concrete repair. So, with slabjacking, no waste is produced.
In contrast, slab replacement creates a great deal of waste. Used concrete typically ends up in the landfill, where it sits forever.
No. 3: Slabjacking Creates a Small Ecological Footprint
Mudjacking uses only a minimal amount of fossil fuel energy. The special drill and hydraulic pump don’t use much, and most slabjacking projects take just a few hours at most to complete.
Slab replacement, on the other hand, has a much greater effect on the environment. Tearing out and hauling away a damaged concrete slab requires energy-hungry equipment and gas-guzzling trucks. Since slabjacking places less of a demand on nature, the repair method results in a smaller ecological footprint.
No. 4: Slabjacking Doesn’t Disrupt the Landscaping
Schedule slabjacking, and a single concrete repair truck will visit your property. The truck will be parked out of the way, either on the driveway or street. And, although the mudjacking equipment may snake across the sidewalk or part of your lawn, your landscaping won’t be disturbed.
Schedule slab replacement, and you can look forward to heavy trucks moving on and off your property. And, the process of tearing out and replacing a damaged slab requires laying forms, which can disrupt the nearby grass and foliage. As a result, once the repair is complete, you may need to repair or replace elements of your landscaping.
Would you like to learn more about eco-friendly concrete repair? The professional team at Lift Right Concrete can provide you with answers and advice you need. Lift Right Concrete strives to practice sustainable repair methods, to protect the local Utah environment. Contact our Grantsville or West Jordan office today to schedule a free, no-pressure slabjacking concrete repair consultation.