What Is Mudjacking?

Sinking concrete driveways, patios, walkways, and steps can crack and create uneven surfaces. Not only is this unsightly, it can create a tripping hazard.

Traditionally, this problem is often repaired by mudjacking, a concrete repair technique for lifting concrete slabs that have settled over time by injecting a mortar-based mix beneath them. This injected material is a mixture of water, soil, sand, and Portland cement that cures to become a solid, stable fill material.

As the mixture is pumped underneath the sinking concrete, it fills all empty spaces and creates pressure on the slab, lifting it upwards. Once injected, the slurry then hardens into a solid fill that’s more stable than the soil, yet lighter than concrete.

Mudjacking is also known as:

  • Slab Jacking
  • Concrete Lifting
  • Concrete Raising
  • Grout Pumping
  • Slab Leveling

Tilted Concrete Solutions offers a fast, effective, and less invasive approach to raising concrete slabs. Our system involves injecting an expanding polymer foam under the concrete for a durable, long-lasting solution. If you’re interested in learning about what we can do for you, call us for a free estimate for our mudjacking alternative in Houston, Sugar Land, Katy, and nearby towns.

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This front stoop has started to sink and separate from the foundation. There is noticeable cracking and sloping.
This front stoop has started to sink and separate from the foundation. There is noticeable cracking and sloping.
expanding foam was used to level the steps and the cracks and sloping have been repaired.
Expanding foam was used to level the steps and the cracks and sloping have been repaired.

These concrete steps have suffered from severe settling over time and have separated from the foundation structure.
These concrete steps have suffered from severe settling over time and have separated from the foundation structure.

When is Mudjacking NOT Appropriate?

Mudjacking is effective for heavier concrete structures when used in conjunction with slab piers. It should not be considered as a standalone solution for lifting a footing or floor slab that has settled in your home. In most cases, mudjacking alone is unable to lift both a slab and the heavy partition walls that sit on top of it. In cases where mudjacking isn’t effective, we often recommend installing slab piers instead. If mudjacking does lift the concrete slab, it may be difficult to control where the walls lift, causing them to lift unevenly.

More importantly, this kind of solution for sinking concrete is temporary. Even by filling voids, the soil below is likely to continue settling over time. Ultimately, you’d have to call your contractor to your home over and over again to repeat the mudjacking process. Why not call a concrete lifting team like Tilted Concrete Solutions? We offer a unique solution that can fix your sinking concrete slabs once and for all!

Mudjacking is also not an appropriate “do-it-yourself” repair. Mudjacking requires special equipment and professional experience. All work should be done by a trained, professional mudjacking contractor who has excellent knowledge of local soil conditions.

Tilted Concrete Solutions is the Greater Houston’s trusted concrete leveling contractor. Schedule an estimate in Pearland, Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City, Lake Jackson, Alvin, Stafford, or nearby towns to learn more about why we are our top choice for repairing sunken driveways, sidewalks, and more!