Mudjacking is a process of raising settled concrete by drilling holes through the affected slab and pumping a sand, clay and cement mixture underneath. This process allows the slab to be “raised” back to it’s original position.
Mudjacking is commonly referred to as slabjacking, grout pumping, pressure grouting, concrete raising, concrete leveling and other similar terms, but they all mean the same thing – raising settled concrete slabs.
Mudjacking can be performed to raise a wide variety of concrete slabs: driveways, sidewalks, patios, porches, garage floors, slab garages, basement floors, slab houses, steps, swimming pool aprons – the list goes on and on.
Mudjacking can also be used to fill voids under concrete slabs. Voids that are created by animals, erosion, or just plain settlement.
Step 1: A pattern of 1 1/2 inch diameter
holes are drilled through the sunken slab.
Step 2: A mixture of sand, clay and cement is pumped under the slab. Once the voide is filled, the slurry is pressurized hydraulically, and the slab is raised to the desired height.
Step 3: The holes are then patched
with cement, and in most cases you are free to use the area immediately.
Powerwashing or pressurewashing is used to blast away mold, algae, dirt, plant matter or anything else that may be stuck to the surface of the concrete.
We use several different methods for sealing cracks in concrete. Due to the nature of Concrete no two cracks are the same; Therefore may require the use of different materials to complete. The most common and effective method for smaller cracks is a polyurethane concrete caulk. For bigger cracks we use actual cement patch, or crushed limestone base.
The process of sealcoating is a simple one. First, the concrete is cleaned of debris. Second the concrete sealer is applied to designated areas. The most important thing when sealcoating is using a high quality product.