You’re sick and tired of walking out to get your morning paper and tripping over that driveway panel that has sunken below all the others. Sunken concrete can be a major headache to homeowners, it looks ugly, can cause a safety hazard, and can be expensive to replace.
Luckily you don’t have to have that concrete destroyed and replaced, you can consider mudjacking. Instead of removal and replacement, mudjacking pumps substrate such as mud or foam below the sunken panels to jack them back into their rightful place, and leave you with a beautiful and safe driveway, or another concrete area.
Mudjacking is an effective way to get sunken concrete back into place, but how long does it last. Is it worth it to get your concrete mudjacked or will you find yourself in the same situation a few months down the road? Let’s learn more about how long mudjacking lasts so you can make an informed decision.
How Long Does Mudjacking Last?
The good news is that while mudjacking is a temporary fix, it is a long-term temporary fix. Think about your sunken concrete, did your panels sink overnight or was it a long process that took months and even years. In most cases a panel sinks over time as the substrate it rests on is washed and eroded away. Mudjacking pumps your concrete back into place by filling that cavity with specialized materials that are much more suited to holding concrete than the bare dirt on your property.
How long mudjacking actually lasts depends on a number of factors such as the age of your concrete, the outside environment, what type of substrate is used, and other factors. Most homeowners can expect mudjacked concrete to stay in place and looking great anywhere from five to ten years.
To get the best idea of how long your mudjacking job will last, ask your mudjacking company. They can look at the individual job and surrounding environment and give you an idea of what to expect out of your mudjacking job. To had better protect yourself make sure you hire a mudjacking company that provides a warranty for their service.