Slabjacking Company – Arnold, MO 63010

Slabjacking in 63010 solves concrete problems. It is not odd to find concrete slabs which have damaged and settled. If the dirt below a concrete slab settles or washes away because of a water leak or any other problems, an area of the slab is going to be unsupported, therefore the underside of the slab will be in stress. If the slab breaks or cracks due to the limited strength in tension, part of it may sink down to the bottom of the hole or recessed area. A settled or shifted slab is usually a problem if it happens in a garage, basement or sidewalk. The broken, tilted and irregular surface should be repaired so that it will not pose a safety hazard.

Fortunately, a settled or sunken slab in 63010 is often brought back to level (or near to it) by a process known as mudjacking, also called slabjacking. Done by a skilled foundation repair contractor, mudjacking can be quite a permanent repair that restores a slab to its original state (However, the main cause of the soil settlement or removal should be identified and eliminated before the repair occurs, to guarantee against a new void developing.

Making Use of Mudjacking to Repair Broken Concrete

Mudjacking functions by pumping a cement grout or "slurry" under the slab. After the slurry flows into the voids and fills all the vacant spaces under the slab, it actually starts to apply hydraulic pressure, pressing the slab up toward its original placement. A seasoned foundation repair professional knows when it's needed to quit pumping. When the slurry hardens, cracks can be filled and slight differences in level can be adjusted (if required) by applying a skim layer of mortar over the spot.

Because of the specific gear and education necessary to pump concrete under pressure and the messiness of the process, mudjacking in Arnold 63010 is better done by a skilled foundation repair contractor. The holes through which the slurry is pumped should be tactically placed and sized to comfortably fit the hoses that convey the mixture. The consistency of the slurry could be varied depending on how much lifting pressure is required; a thicker blend could lift heavier slabs. Common materials inside the slurry include Portland cement, fine sand, flyash (a byproduct of coal burning) and different additives that help prevent shrinking.

The pay back for this work is a slab which comes in close proximity to its original condition, and will stay that way as long as soil settlement does not happen again. Mudjacking to fix a settled slab in 63010 typically is cheaper than half the cost of totally replacing the old slab with a new one.