Have you been putting off repairing a cracked concrete driveway because of the cost? Many northern Utah homeowners do, but there is an affordable solution.
You don’t have to rip out the concrete and replace the driveway. A slabjacking company like Lift Right Concrete can raise the surface and restore its structural stability – saving you from the huge expense of removal and replacement.
Slabjacking is a simple repair and doesn’t require much labor, so the service comes at a budget-friendly price. What’s more, slabjacking is an incredibly effective way to repair a cracked concrete driveway.
Concrete Repair Options for a Cracked Driveway
Other than removing and replacing your cracked driveway, you have two repair options.
Slabjacking, or mudjacking, involves drilling small holes in the concrete and injecting a cement slurry mixture. This works to fill the soil voids underneath – the reason for the cracks – and lift the slab back up into proper position.
Polyjacking, or foamjacking, is a similar process. The drilled holes are slightly smaller, but the polyurethane foam mixture used is quite a bit more expensive than the cement slurry used in the slabjacking process.
Comparing Costs for Concrete Driveway Repair
Ripping out and replacing your cracked concrete driveway could cost several thousand dollars. If several slabs have cracks, the project may run quite a bit higher. And keep in mind, this repair approach is only cosmetic – the soil voids will remain in place, so the cracks may come back.
Polyjacking is less expensive than concrete removal and replacement, and it effectively restores a solid soil foundation under the driveway. However, as we mentioned, the polyurethane foam is rather pricey, which can put the repair out of reach.
Slabjacking is just as effective as polyjacking, but the expense is much more affordable. The cement slurry used during the slabjacking process comes at a fraction of the cost of polyurethane foam, so the repair is surprisingly reasonable.
Can Slabjacking Work to Repair Your Cracked Concrete Driveway?
Slabjacking is the least expensive solution for cracked concrete, and the repair can restore a slab’s original height, stability and uniformity. Can it work for your driveway?
Chances are, your concrete driveway is a good candidate for slabjacking. As long as the surface is just cracked – and not too severely crumbled – a professional contractor can save you from the enormous expense of replacing the driveway.
But, don’t put off slabjacking repair for very long. Cracks in concrete only get worse over time, and if you end up with extensive damage, slabjacking might not be an option.
When you’re ready to repair cracked concrete on your northern Utah property, turn to the slabjacking experts at Lift Right Concrete. Our team can raise and restore damaged driveways, patios, porches, pool decks, sidewalks, garages and more – and we do it all for an affordable price.
For a free, no-pressure slabjacking consultation and estimate to repair your cracked concrete driveway, contact Lift Right Concrete in Grantsville or West Jordan, Utah, today.