Why Mudjacking Doesn’t Work

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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 cracking, sinking, 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.

Concrete sidewalk cracked and sunk in.

How to permanently fix a sinking slab

Baker’s Waterproofing provides expert concrete repair solutions using the PolyRenewal™ system. PolyRenewal™ 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.

PolyRenewal™ 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 expanding in empty voids beneath the slab.

If you are ready to see what PolyRenewal™ can do for your home, contact Baker’s Waterproofing today to schedule a free inspection.

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