So how does mudjacking differ from concrete lifting and slab leveling?
As a matter of fact, it isn’t any different at all. Mudjacking, concrete lifting and slab leveling all refer to the same concrete repair process. You might also hear it called slabjacking, concrete jacking or concrete leveling. But, by any name, it’s almost always an ideal choice.
Mudjacking is a fast and easy repair for damaged concrete. The fix takes just three steps:
That’s all there is to mudjacking. From start to finish, most projects take only an hour or two.
Mudjacking is a much quicker repair than tearing out and replacing a damaged slab – the latter option can take a couple of weeks. But, that isn’t the only reason slab leveling is the best repair choice.
Compared to a slab tear-out and replacement, mudjacking is:
In addition, with a slab tear-out and replacement, the concrete needs time to cure – which means it may not be usable for at least a month. In contrast, slabs are ready for light use immediately after mudjacking. A few hours later or the next day, the concrete can handle heavy weight.
Concrete lifting, as we mentioned, works for almost every cracked, settled or sunken slab. Driveways, sidewalks, patios, porch steps, garage floors – all of these and more can be effectively and affordably repaired though slab leveling.
However, if the damage is too extensive, mudjacking is off the table. Concrete lifting simply isn’t possible for slabs that are crumbling or severely riddled with cracks. Also, slab leveling isn’t recommended for sinking or settled foundation slabs. In those cases, piering is usually the optimal choice.
Is mudjacking the right repair for your damaged concrete? Most likely, yes – but to know for sure, you’ll need to consult with a local slab leveling contractor. In northern Utah, the professionals at Lift Right Concrete are the go-to experts for residential and commercial concrete lifting projects.
To schedule a no-cost, no-obligation mudjacking consultation with the Lift Right Concrete team, contact our West Jordan or Grantsville office today.