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When Should Mudjacking Be Used?

March 23, 2017

 

Do you see unsettling signs in your home or business that signifies you need foundation repair? Mudjacking might be the answer to your problems, but when do you know when you need it and don’t need it? First, mudjacking is a way to fix issues with your concrete. If you see cracks, sinking, or structural issues that need to be addressed in your concrete, then you might want to consider mudjacking. Mudjacking, for those who aren’t familiar, is a way to lift the concrete slabs in your home or business. It is a foundation repair method that will fill voids to help raise the slabs of concrete, so they are level and not sinking. To learn more about mudjacking, read Mudjacking Versus Poly Foam Injections, The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Mudjacking, and our service page about Mudjacking. By reading these two blog posts and service page, you’ll be able to learn the overall knowledge you need to know about mudjacking. Mudjacking is a great foundation repair technique that allows you to not have to spend too much money on foundation repairs while still repairing the concrete in your home or business. At Master Lift Foundation Repair, our number one objective is to help you eliminate the foundation problems in your residential or commercial property. When it comes to mudjacking, you’ll be able to fix the issues below the subsurface and help stabilize the concrete that may be sinking or cracked in your home or business. If you’re interested in learning more about what Master Lift Foundation Repair can offer you, take the time to reach out to us.

 

In today’s blog, we’ll be going over when mudjacking should and shouldn’t be considered. You might be more tempted to lean toward mudjacking because of the price, but sometimes it can be more beneficial to go in a different direction. You don’t want to get mudjacking done for foundation repair and then have to spend more money on a different technique because you chose the wrong one in the first place. Take the time to do the proper research before you decide on a foundation repair technique. It could be the difference between you spending a lot of money and spending within your budget.

 

When Mudjacking Should Be Considered

Mudjacking is appropriate when your home is beginning to settle and there are cracks in your concrete or sinking. However, sometimes your home could be settling, read Signs Your Home Is Settling to know if your home is in need of foundation repair or settling. The best way to figure out if mudjacking is best for your home is by having a foundation inspection completed on your home or hiring a foundation contractor to look at the areas of your home that are sinking or cracked. Below are a few different areas of your home that probably have concrete and could need mudjacking.

  • Patios

  • Walkways

  • Driveways

  • Sinking steps

  • Basement floors

  • Garage floors

  • Pool decks

When Should Mudjacking Be Avoided?

Now that we know when mudjacking should be considered; what about when it should be avoided? Mudjacking is effective when the concrete is heavy and slab piers are used. When there is a single problem in your home then mudjacking might not be the best solution. Mudjacking is not a single solution to raising the concrete in your home. If you want to raise a foot slab in your home, then mudjacking isn’t the solution. Mudjacking is used for bigger platforms and slabs that are very heavy and need that extra boost to raise it. In some instances, if you need a partition wall and a slab lifted, then mudjacking isn’t your solution. There are, of course, some instances when mudjacking isn’t the solution, which is when you need to talk to your foundation contractor to decide what foundation repair solutions is best. In addition, mudjacking is not a DIY repair project and should be completed by a professional.

 

If you have any questions or want to learn more about foundation repair from Master Lift Foundation Repair, then contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

 

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