How long does it last? Depending on when the concrete was originally poured, and how effective your drainage away from it is, you can expect to get anywhere from 4-8 years before you see some potential signs of settling again.
How much will it cost? Mudjacking is the most cost-effective approach to fixing sunken, tilted, or uneven slabs of concrete. By raising instead of replacing you will spend approximately only ¼ of the cost compared to ripping out the concrete and starting from scratch.
How large are the holes? We drill a series of holes to raise and support your concrete that are about 1⅝ inch in diameter. Over time, the holes should match your original concrete very closely so that the holes are barely noticeable.
What can you raise? Mudjacking can be used on almost any settled concrete including driveways, garages, patios, poolside slabs, stoops, silos, roads, bridges, etc.…
When can you use the area? In most cases, you can use the area within a few hours. For example, if you raise a driveway approach back to garage floor level, you can walk on it immediately; however, you can drive on it within 24-48 hours, and park on it after a full 48 hours.
Is this process environmentally friendly? Yes. We use a mixture of naturally occurring materials such as a clay or limestone mix. No material is typically removed and disposed of in a landfill.
What’s the difference between polyurethane foam and mudjacking?Foamraising vs. Mudjacking are the two options for settled concrete. Some prefer one over the other, and at Boost Concrete Raising we use mudjacking for a few reasons:
- Mudjacking is tried and true, and has been the constant gold standard for almost 100 years
- For most residential projects, budget is a priority, and mudjacking is much more friendly on your wallet. Using a high-density commercial grade polyurethane foam can cost up to four or five times that of a cement slurry.
- The hole size between poly or mudjacking is only about an inch in diameter, and once the holes are filled, it is extremely hard to see them unless up close.
- Any concrete that has polyurethane attached to it may not be accepted at a toxic waste facility.
- According to the EPA, polyurethane has shown links to cancer in humans and animals and at boost concrete we have chosen to avoid any possible harmful chemicals whenever possible.
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