Mudjacking concrete repair can fix the cracks in your driveway, keeping it functional and looking great for years to come.
Thanks to Mother Nature and age, every concrete driveway eventually develops cracks. Prompt repair is essential to prevent the problem from getting worse, and mudjacking offers a highly effective solution.
Driveway Sealing and Resurfacing Aren’t Concrete Repair Solutions
Applying a driveway sealant can be a wise preventive measure, as these products help repel water, automotive fluids and road salt, all of which can be damaging to your concrete.
Sealing a driveway is relatively inexpensive, particularly if you do the work yourself.
But, if you already have cracks, a sealant isn’t going to help. Sealants don’t plug the cracks, and they certainly don’t address the cause of the damage.
Resurfacing can help your driveway look better, because it works to patch the cracks and provide a new concrete overlay surface. But, as with sealing, resurfacing doesn’t repair the cause of the cracks. Soon enough, they will break back through.
Trying to use sealing or resurfacing to repair a cracked driveway would be like trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear – a pointless and ineffective task. To fix the damage and prolong the life of your driveway, mudjacking is a much more practical choice.
Mudjacking is a Long-Term Concrete Repair Solution
The cracks in your driveway are there for a reason. The soil foundation underneath settled, which created voids or empty areas. As the soil shifted, so did your concrete slabs. This movement is to blame for your cracks.
Mudjacking concrete repair addresses this problem by filling the voids in your soil foundation. Your driveway is restored to its original even and level appearance, and the mudjacking mixture keeps the soil stable. So, the cracks are unlikely to come back.
Sealing and resurfacing don’t provide this benefit and, perhaps surprisingly, neither does concrete slab replacement. Mudjacking is a long-term repair solution, one that can help extend the lifespan of your driveway.
Advantages of Mudjacking Concrete Repair
Aside from keeping your driveway in top-notch shape for longer, mudjacking offers several advantages over other methods of concrete repair.
First, there’s cost. Mudjacking won’t put much of a dent in your wallet – repairs are less than half of what you would pay for a new driveway.
Plus, the mudjacking process is quick, taking only an hour or two for a typical driveway. You’ll be able to walk on the surface right away, and you’ll be parking your car on it a few hours later.
Mudjacking repair is not disruptive to your landscaping, either – no worries about your lawn or shrubs getting damaged from the equipment.
Are you ready for a solid, stable, like-new driveway? Lift Right Concrete LLC, Utah’s leading mudjacking contractor, offers free consultations to homeowners. To schedule yours, or to learn more about mudjacking concrete repair, contact our Grantsville or West Jordan office today.