Mudjacking Company – Sunset Hills, Missouri 63127

Slabjacking in 63127 resolves concrete problems. It isn't rare to discover concrete slabs that have damaged and settled. If the soil underneath a concrete slab settles or washes away because of a water leak or any other issues, a piece of the slab will be unsupported, so the underside of the slab will be in tension. If the slab breaks or cracks because of its restricted strength in pressure, some of it may sink down to the base of the hole or recessed area. A settled or moved slab is generally a problem if it occurs in a garage, basement or sidewalk. The damaged, tilted and irregular surface should be repaired so that it will not pose a safety hazard.

Fortunately, a settled or sunken slab in Sunset Hills 63127 can often be brought back to level (or in close proximity to it) by a procedure referred to as mudjacking, also known as slabjacking. Performed by an experienced foundation repair company, mudjacking can be quite a permanent fix that restores a slab to its original state (However, the cause of the soil settlement or removal should be found out and eliminated before the repair happens, in order to ensure against a new gap developing.

Using Mudjacking to Fix Damaged Concrete

Mudjacking functions by pumping a cement grout or "slurry" under the slab. After the slurry streams into the voids and fills all the vacant spaces underneath the slab, it begins to exert hydraulic pressure, pushing the slab up toward its original placement. An experienced foundation repair professional knows when it's required to cease pumping. When the slurry hardens, cracks may be filled and slight differences in level could be corrected (if necessary) by applying a skim coat of mortar over the area.

Because of the specialized equipment and education necessary to pump concrete under pressure and also the messiness of the procedure, mudjacking in Sunset Hills, Missouri 63127 is best done by an experienced foundation repair company. The holes by which the slurry is pumped must be tactically placed and measured to snugly fit the hoses that convey the mixture. The consistency of the slurry can be varied based on how much lifting pressure is needed; a thicker blend may lift more substantial slabs. Typical ingredients in the slurry include Portland cement, sand, flyash (a byproduct of coal combustion) and various additives that help reduce shrinking.

The pay back for this work is a slab that comes close to its original condition, and will stay that way as long as soil settlement does not happen again. Mudjacking to correct a settled slab in Sunset Hills, Missouri 63127 typically is cheaper than half the price of totally replacing the old slab with a new one.