Slab jacking is a process that raises concrete slabs that have shifted or moved since they were placed.
If the ground beneath concrete isn’t been prepped right before pouring, sometimes it will contain voids or spaces. Over time, the earth shifts into these spaces, leaving the concrete above unsupported.
When this happens, your concrete sinks. Not only does this ruin the aesthetic of the pavement, but it also decreases the longevity of it as well. The concrete is more likely to break or crack in this position.
Luckily, slab jacking is an effective, permanent solution to this issue.
How Is Slab Jacking Done?
If you have sinking concrete, the first thing you need to do is to call a professional concrete lifter. We have the necessary tools and experience to restore your concrete to its intended position.
Our contractors will examine your concrete to find the void underneath. We will then drill holes into your pavement. Our specialized tools allow us to drill into the block without the risk of cracking or breaking it. If you try to do this yourself, you could end up further damaging your concrete.
Next, we insert tubes through the holes and underneath the concrete. We then push a thick, grout-like mixture through the tubes to lift your concrete. Our team goes through each portion of the sagging concrete, stabilizing it in this manner.
A lot of factors go into consideration with slab jacking. One of them includes understanding how the concrete was originally placed. Because of all the variables, it’s important that you have a professional complete the procedure.
What Makes it Permanent?
When done correctly, slab jacking is a permanent solution. You won’t have to worry about that area of your concrete sagging any more. The materials used in the process are like a foundation for your concrete.
Before concrete is placed, it needs a sturdy and level area. With tree roots and shifts in the earth, sometimes this area changes.
Fortunately, slab jacking accounts for these changes. It’s possible that during earthquakes and other major shifts of the earth, your concrete will move again. But barring natural disasters, slab jacking is a long-term solution you can count on.
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