Why Mudjacking Doesn't Work

Friday, October 16th, 2020 by Emily Dowling


Here's why mudjacking doesn't work

What is mudjacking used for? If the issue is sinking or settling slabs, mudjacking is a technique that’s been around for decades. The process involves mixing mud and concrete called "slurry" and pumping it under a sinking slab. The slurry becomes a hard, stable fill that is more dense than soil, yet lighter than concrete. The process is sometimes called slab jacking or grout pumping.

Mudjacking is messy, unpredictable, and temporary, since the soil is likely to continue settling over time.

You may be noticing the concrete around your home is crackingsinking, or both! As patios, walkways, driveways, and concrete steps sink, they can crack and create uneven surfaces. Sinking concrete is unsightly, and can create a tripping hazard, so it's important to solve the root cause of the problem, rather than a temporary fix like mudjacking.

uneven sidewalk

How to permanently fix a sinking slab

Baker's Waterproofing provides expert concrete repair solutions using the PolyLevel systemPolyLevel is an expanding polyurethane foam that is injected beneath the concrete to fill the gaps caused by soil erosion and raise and stabilize the concrete surface.

PolyLevel is strong, but light, and has a higher lifting power than mudjacking. It does not harm the environment, and will not be washed away by water like soil.

Our patented concrete repair solution is a non-invasive process, and can be injected in smaller areas. The holes where the product is injected under the concrete are smaller than the size of a dime. In return, that large investment on your home is restored along with your peace of mind.

polylevel foam

If you are ready to see what PolyLevel can do for your home, call Baker's Waterproofing today at 1-724-239-5757 to schedule a free inspection.



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Emily Dowling, Marketing Coordinator Find me on LinkedIn

Emily is the Marketing Coordinator. She helps maintain a consistent brand and creates educational content to help homeowners identify potential water, foundation, or concrete problems.

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