What Is Mudjacking?
Mudjacking is the process of pumping a water, dirt and cement mixture under a concrete slab in order to lift it. This mixture is called slurry. It is also often referred to as slabjacking, concrete leveling, and concrete raising.
We make use of Quikrete and equipment from Hydraulic Mudpumps Inc. (HMI) to deliver the slurry underneath the concrete slab. Our work trucks are equipped with hydraulic mudjacking pumps, mini Mudjacking trailers, HMI quick mix pro, rack systems, and mixers. No matter what concrete slab needs lifting, we're well equipped to handle any job, small or large.
The Mudjacking Process
- First, small holes are drilled into the concrete, through which is pumped a slurry that may be composed of various materials, such as sand, cement, soil, limestone, bentonite clay, water or expanding polymers. The particular mixture is based on the type of application and the mudjacker’s preference.
- The slurry then fills any gaps and forces the concrete to rise back into place before the drilled holes are plugged up with cement, leaving the only visible evidence of the repair.
- The holes are patched with cement and over the next day, the slurry solidifies in place.
Advantages of Mudjacking
- Very affordable repair
- Work can be completed in hours
- Distributes slurry evenly to all voids
- Huge savings under the cost of replacement