Professional Concrete Mudjacking
As concrete areas of our homes (such as patios, walkways, driveways, and steps) start to sink, they crack and create uneven and unsafe surfaces. Not only does this look unsightly, but uneven concrete can also become a serious tripping hazard.
A traditional and well-known method, concrete mudjacking has been around for about 70 years. Mudjacking is a technique that involves pumping a mortar-based mix (water, soil, sand, and cement) underneath the cracked or sunken concrete.
The mixture fills the empty spaces and creates pressure on the slab that lifts the surface upwards. Once injected, the mixture dries and becomes a solid, stable fill. The fill is more stable than the soil but lighter than concrete.
Don’t Take The DIY Route
It’s important to note that mudjacking is not recommended as a DIY project, no matter how handy you are. As with most specialized concrete work, mudjacking requires professional equipment and proper experience. At The Driveway Company, rest assured we are highly trained and experienced when it comes to mudjacking. Plus, we have extensive knowledge of the local soil conditions in the area.
Some More Reasons NOT To Attempt A DIY Mudjacking Project:
- We’re sure you want the results to not only look good, but to provide a safe and secure surface. The only way to ensure that you don’t end up with an unsightly repair job is to hire a mudjacking professional.
- A proper repair job will only add value to your home, should you wish to sell it later. Real estate agents and potential buyers will be able to tell that they’re dealing with a DIYer.
- While you may think doing it yourself will save you some cash, it will end up costing you more when you have to repair it again. Plus, your damaged slab may compromise the integrity of the area, leading to costlier problems down the line.
“I would rate this company A+. From the start they were responsive and answered any and all questions I had. I really appreciated the fact no one tried to “up sell” me or treat me like I didn’t know what I was talking about. When they came to mudjack and caulk the cracks in my driveway, they were so wonderful. Had I not seen them here with my own eyes, I would never have known they had done work here; they were so quick, efficient and cleaned up everything! I have already told a friend that I think they are the company to go with. I am very glad I called them and am so thrilled with the results so far! Thank You!”
“I am writing this letter to commend Skylar Spahn and Dan Peters for the excellent job they did on our driveway last Saturday, August 1, 2015.
They arrived promptly and were very personable and helpful! All my questions were answered completely and thoroughly. They went above and beyond what I expected. They were interrupted by rain and had to stop. They returned and finished the job as soon as the conditions permitted that day which I was very thankful for. I will recommend them and your company to my neighbors. Thank you.”
Tim and Donna Roth
“I had your company do some work on my steps and around my foundation. Your company truck pulled up and four gentlemen got out. They had a job to do. Each knew what to do and they went to work.
If I had any questions or concerns, Steve was there to answer them. It was a great crew. I cannot express enough how happy I am with the job that was done. My home is in one piece again. I wish I could have had the driveway done, but I understand about the black tar. Any visitors I have are surprised how good it looks. Again I thank you.”
P.S. Give the crew a raise. They were great!
Mary Ann Nowak
“The Driveway Co did an outstanding job on our new garage floor. The workers, Steve and Mike, were very professional and friendly. They took the time to explain the procedure and answered our questions. They also cleaned up the work area. Thanks!”
Craig & Carol Anderson
“Thank you for a job well done! The crew that was here did a great job! Please be sure to tell them!”
“I’m so glad I saw the TV commercial for The Driveway Co. I had deep scoring cracks in my back patio and front walk and I thought if they went through another winter of freezing and thawing and freezing, they would require more work. And it looked like more work than I could or wanted to do to look right. They did a Great job. I’m very pleased with the work they did and would refer them to anyone who needs this type of work done. Well done and neat. I’m proud to show my patio and front walk.”
“The Driveway Company mudjacked two slabs of my drive at 2 inches. They also removed failed caulking and recaulked the drive and patio. Their estimator and workers were friendly and courteous. They did not treat me like an idiot because I am a female and do not know a lot about concrete. The job looks very neat and I have every confidence that the driveway is structurally stable and well done. I’m very pleased with the whole experience.”
Mary A. Blossom
“We heard very positive things about The Driveway Company and decided to opt for a driveway renovation. We are very pleased with the technical aspects of the renovation. The 2 guys that came were very skilled at their craft. They sawed some expansion (crack) joints in order to alleviate some of the problems with expansion and contraction at the frost line in order to facilitate the prevention of any moisture that would undermine the structure of the driveway. Then they sealed each crack and fissure, even the tiniest hairline cracks.
We were delightfully surprised at the extraordinary job that was skillfully accomplished by the Driveway techs. We could not be happier nor could we have found a better company to do our drive. Thank you The Driveway Company. We would highly recommend their professional workmanship.”