If you have landed on this page, you either want to fix your settled concrete or just want to see how it’s done. There are various ways to fix a deformed concrete slab. However, the most efficient one is the Mud Jacking.
You might be new to this word “Mud Jacking”, but, don’t worry! It is a process to fix the slabs through concrete leveling. Let’s get you through the process step by step.
How Does It Work?
As interesting as the term ‘Mud Jacking’ sounds, so do its process.
Initially, the process starts with drilling several holes in the concrete slab that needs to be fixed. The hole isn’t drilled anywhere, they are strategically planned beforehand to raise the slab effectively.
The number of holes that need to be drilled varies according to the extent of the damage.
Adding The Mixture
The mixture is prepared to fill the drilled holes. Cement, soil, water, limestone aggregate, and other materials are mixed to form a slurry mixture. This mixture is then pumped into the holes hydraulically.
You might be wondering what miracle it does to your concrete slab? The mixture when settles into the holes it stabilizes the foundation. The mixture then dries down and becomes pressurized eventually lifting up the concrete.
Fill The Holes And Check For The Cracks
Once the mixture is filled, the process doesn’t end here. The holes that were drilled might look very awful. These holes are then filled with new concrete.
Even after the mud jacking is done, there might be few cracks left behind. It is necessary to caulk those cracks as they might cause soil erosion later on.
This process only takes a few hours, but it is recommended to wait a few hours before putting weight on it.