Are you curious how much mudjacking costs?
For most homeowners, cost is a major consideration. Of course, every concrete repair job is different, but we can give you a general idea of how mudjacking projects are priced. This can help you plan and budget for your concrete slab repair.
Average Costs for Mudjacking a Concrete Slab
Mudjacking, also known as concrete lifting or slabjacking, is a highly cost-effective method of repair. According to HomeAdvisor.com, the online home improvement experts concrete slab repair costs only $850.
Expenses can vary, but most homeowners spend between $500 and $1,207 for concrete lifting. Simple jobs can cost as little as $300 and, on the high end, mudjacking charges may range up to $2,075 in total.
Costs of Mudjacking vs. the Cost of Replacing a Concrete Slab
Based on this information, your max budget will be a little over $2,000 for mudjacking repair. If you think that sounds like a lot of cash, what can you expect to spend for concrete slab replacement?
First, let’s consider the cost of removing your old concrete. The average charge for that, according to HomeAdvisor.com, is $982. However, removal alone can cost as much as $2,837.
Next, let’s look at the cost of a new concrete slab. For a 200 square-foot slab, that could cost more $2,000. And, on the high end, you could have to pay up to $5,000 or more for a replacement slab.
Add the slab removal and replacement costs together, and you can see easily see how mudjacking is the less expensive option to fix a damaged concrete slab. In fact, the cost for mudjacking is very similar to the cost of removing your existing slab.
Factors that Can Affect Mudjacking Costs
In most cases, mudjacking repairs cost just a few dollars per square foot. In contrast, prices for concrete slab replacement can be near $50 per square foot, thanks to the delivery and disposal fees, equipment expenses and labor charges.
However, certain variables can affect the costs of mudjacking. The size of the area to be repaired is an important factor, as larger settled slabs may have larger voids or air pockets in the soil underneath. In that case, more cement slurry would be necessary to fill these empty spaces, so the material costs will increase.
And, of course, larger concrete repair jobs require more time to complete. As a result, the labor charges would be correspondingly higher. Finally, location may also play a part in the expenses for mudjacking. Costs may be higher for concrete slabs that are difficult to access or in a confined area; however, each of these factors will correspondingly influence new concrete as well.
Of course, to determine exactly how much your concrete repair job will cost, you’ll need to schedule a consultation with an experienced contractor. Lift Right Concrete LLC offers free repair estimates for residential and commercial customers throughout northern Utah. Contact us today to schedule your professional mudjacking cost estimate and consultation.