F A Q

 

We gathered most of the questions our customers ask in one place.faq pic

What is mudjacking?
Is mudjacking a new technique?
How do you raise concrete?
What do you do with the holes?
How long will it take to compete my job?
How long before I can use my concrete again?
Do I need to be present when the work is done?
Is your equipment noisy?
How much does mudjacking cost?

WHAT IS MUDJACKING?

The word mudjacking is commonly used to describe the process of raising settled and sinking concrete. The interesting thing is that while it’s called mudjacking we don’t use mud. We use concrete to fill the space below the slab and make it stable and usable again.
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IS MUDJACKING A NEW TECHNIQUE?

No. Mudjacking has been used since the early 1930’s and is a common technique in the Mid-West to East Coast areas of the United States. Mudjacking is an alternative to removing and replacing concrete that saves money for home owners and businesses. It is far less expensive and we take great care to not disturb the surrounding area.
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HOW DO YOU RAISE THE CONCRETE?

Mudjack Experts technicians begin by drilling drill small 1 3/8 inch holes at carefully selected locations in the concrete. The number of holes and their locations are determined by carefully evaluating the underlying cause and determining the best possible location to properly raise the concrete. We drill the fewest holes possible that will get the job done right.

 Then we slowly pump the concrete we mix onsite to reduce environmental impact, into the holes using a special hydraulic pump. The concrete flows along the path of least resistance, fills the void and pressurizes the area under the slab. At this point our team very carefully “floats” the slab, going from hole to hole, as much as structurally possible, to fine tune the finished product until it is back to grade.
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WHAT DO YOU DO WITH THE HOLES?

We repair the holes with a high quality cement mortar mix. This allows us to match the hole color as much as possible to the existing concrete. Of course it is impossible to match the color exactly because of exposure to heat, cold and previous sun damage. When we are done the holes will be slightly noticeable but much less of a concern compared to the original unevenness of the slab.
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HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO COMPLETE MY JOB?

The length of time it takes to complete the repair depends on the amount of work needed at your home or business. Most jobs are completed within a few of hours, larger jobs may take longer. When we offer you an estimate we will discuss how long our team will be at the location. The length of time we are on the site includes the time it takes to clean up the work area and leave it in better shape than when the Mudjack Experts team arrived.
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HOW LONG BEFORE I CAN USE MY CONCRETE AGAIN?

Most areas can be walked on just minutes after the holes are repaired. Cars can be driven and parked 24 to 48 hours after the job is completed, this of course depends on how much lifting was done. We will advise you on how long the area should not be used when we prepare your estimate.
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DO I NEED TO BE PRESENT WHILE THE WORK IS DONE?

It is only necessary to be present when the work area is an interior location like a garage floor or basement. Most of our customers are not home and we can get to your job quicker if given permission to do it “anytime”.
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IS YOUR EQUIPMENT NOISY?

Yes and when we work in residential areas we wait to begin the work during normal business hours for most people. We recommend that our customers advise their neighbors that we will be on the site so they can plan ahead. When we work on business sites we schedule the team to be there when most workers are gone unless we are working inside. We even work during the middle of the night so we don’t interrupt your business.
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HOW MUCH DOES MUDJACKING COST?

Every job has different variables that we have to consider to give an accurate estimate of cost. On an average we save customers between 40% to 75% over the cost of removal and replacement of concrete slabs and stairs.
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