When it comes to concrete repair, many homeowners interchange the terminology between mudjacking and polyjacking. Let’s take a look at the process of both, and focus in on the advantages of mudjacking.
Polyjacking utilizes polyurethane injections, which are much lighter than the grout mixture used in mudjacking. Concrete slabs settle due to a void underneath them.
Mudjacking is a process that raises and levels sunken concrete, eliminating the need for concrete replacement. Mudjacking utilizes a grout mix of mudjacking is inserted between the soil and the concrete slab. The process begins by drilling a 1 5/8 “diameter hole(s) through the top of the existing concrete. (The holes are the diameter of a Snapple bottle cap.) The number of holes and their placement depends on the size of the piece to be raised. A mud slurry is pumped into the hole(s) in the concrete. The hydraulic pressure raises up the concrete until it is at the desired level. After the concrete is raised, the hole(s) is plugged with a foam plug, the concrete surface is cleaned, the foam plug(s) is pushed down, and the hole(s) is filled with concrete. The shear weight of the mixture can cause additional settlement. Polyurethane weighs 250 to 300 pounds less per yard then traditional mudjacking material.
If you are considering concrete replacement, and are unsure which form best suits your needs, PolyMagic can assist by assessing your situation. You are able to upload some pictures of your problem areas to the quoter form, and we can review, assess and provide a free quote to you. Get started by clicking here to begin the short quote form.
Let’s explore the advantages of mudjacking.
#1 Cost Savings
The first and main advantage is the cost savings. Mudjacking is generally 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of concrete replacement.
#2: Minimal Disturbance
Our experienced team can finish most jobs in a matter of hours in a single day. The mudjacking process does not require disturbance to existing landscaping. In contrast, replacement is a lengthy procedure. It requires demolishing and removing the existing concrete, recreating the concrete bed, and pouring. New concrete takes days to cure and dry before use.
The process of mudjacking requires several experienced employees, heavy materials and equipment to complete a project.When determining the most effective method of repairing concrete, trust the experts. Not all concrete repair companies are created equal, so it’s important to rely on an experienced company, like Kansas City area’s PolyMagic.
Another advantage of mudjacking is that the concrete will not be mismatched, as it would with replacement concrete. The concrete will remain consistent with the same color and texture as the original.
#5: Ecofriendly Solution
Mudjacking is a green alternative to replacement concrete. The amount of energy used to produce cement (the main ingredient in concrete replacment) is
#6: Increase in Property Value
Uneven concrete is not only unsightly, it also creates a tripping hazard. When you choose to raise existing concrete, you also eliminate the need to match color and pattern with the non-damaged sections.
As a leader in concrete raising and leveling in the Kansas City, central Missouri, and NE Kansas areas, the PolyMagic team has over 60 years combined experience within the construction industry. PolyMagic was initially established to address concrete lifting issues within basement floors, and has since expanded to cover problems areas including:
- Basement Floors
- Concrete Steps
- Foundation Slabs
- Garage Floors
- Pool Slabs
- Slab Homes
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