Mudjacking and Full Service Concrete Repair
Occasionally the soil under driveways, sidewalks, or other concrete slabs shift, causing the concrete to start to sink and become uneven, and in some cases crack or slide under another slab. At one time your only option would have been to rip the concrete slab out and repour it. Today, BC Hardscapes can offer mudjacking as another, more cost-effective option for concrete leveling and repair.
Cracked or uneven concrete not only looks unpleasant and affects your property's curb appeal, but it is also a safety and liability issue. If your sidewalk or driveway tilts and sinks, it can leave part of it sticking up where people are likely to trip on it. If someone falls and is injured on your property, you could be held liable. Uneven concrete can also cause drainage problems, sometimes leading to foundation problems.
Mudjacking, also sometimes called slabjacking, is usually an option as long as the concrete hasn't crumbled or disintegrated and as long as the soil under it isn't too soft or swampy. To raise your concrete slab and align it with surrounding slabs or restore two uneven parts of a slab that have broken apart, BC Hardscapes will drill a series of holes in the concrete slab. We will then pump a mixture of water, dirt, and cement, called slurry, into the holes to fill the void. The pressure created will raise the concrete back up to where it should be. The holes are then patched with concrete and the slurry will solidify and stabilize the soil, keeping the slab level. Most mudjacking repairs are completed in a single day and you can usually walk on the repaired concrete within a few hours.