After walking out to get your mail and tripping over some sunken concrete on your driveway for the 100th time, you’ve decided you’re ready to do something about it. You grunt to yourself as you total the cost to break out and repair a slab and what a mess your driveway will be but have you thought about mudjacking?
Mudjacking fixes sunken concrete by pushing the panel back into place from underneath with a slurry. Mudjacking is often less expensive than replacing concrete and will have a minimal impact on your property. Let’s learn more about mudjacking with three things you don’t know about it, but should.
3 Things You Didn’t Know About the Mudjacking Process
Mudjacking Lasts for Years
Some misinformation about mudjacking has led homeowners to believe mudjacking is only a temporary fix, but that is often not the case. Mudjacking has been shown to last many years with some jobs looking like they were done after 10 years. The length of how long mudjacking will stay effective depends on several factors, but it is often a fix that will last you years.
Mudjacking Uses More Than Mud
What type of slurry your mudjacking company uses to fill the void underneath your concrete and jack it back into place also depends on several factors including your local landscape, the company you hire, and your type of driveway. Mudjacking companies often use a slurry of sand, water, and some cement for rigidity. Ask your mudjacking company what their slurry is, and how it works.
Mudjacking is Often a One-Day Project
Another positive aspect about mudjacking is its low footprint and job time. There is no need to break up any concrete in your driveway, and no need for extensive pouring, leveling and curing. Most mudjacking projects only take one day, and you can often use your driveway or area worked on again after a settling period of a few hours.
Mudjacking is a much easier fix than replacement when available and appropriate. A mudjacking project lasts less than one day, but the results can last you years. If you’re ready to fix your sunken concrete but don’t want a huge headache and bill, you should always consider mudjacking as an option.