Concrete lifting is your best option when it comes to slab repairs. Even if it seems like replacement would be the better choice, you’d be surprised at what concrete lifting can do, and the lower cost always is a big plus.
What’s also positive about slabjacking is the fact that it’s eco-friendly. When you compare this method to the alternatives, you’ll see why homeowners who are concerned about their carbon footprint choose concrete lifting.
What Is Concrete Lifting?
Concrete lifting (also called slabjacking and mudjacking) is how trained technicians raise a sinking slab without the property owner having to rip out and replace the entire structure. Concrete is a durable building material, but over time, erosion and settlement can compromise the foundation beneath it. When too many air pockets develop under the concrete, sinking can occur.
With concrete lifting, a technician drills a hole into the sunken surface and injects enough material to fill these air pockets and lift the slab back to its original position. Then the cracks are filled and the surface is sealed, and your concrete is just as even and functional as the day it was poured.
What Is the Alternative?
The only real alternative to slabjacking is slab replacement. Tearing out concrete, especially if it’s a driveway, patio or pool deck, is a tough job. You’ll have to haul away the remnants and prepare the underlying surface again, and only then will it be ready for a new slab.
No Chemicals Necessary
One of the main reasons slabjacking is the most environmentally friendly choice is that the grout used to stabilize the sinking slab is chemical-free. It is made of natural materials: aggregate, water and Portland cement.
No Waste Recorded
Another reason mudjacking is eco-friendly is because all materials are perfectly measured so as not to waste any resources. Only just enough grout is used to lift the slab — there is no excess to dispose of.
Minimal Energy Expended
Finally, concrete lifting saves energy. It only takes a couple of tools and minimal fossil fuel to power the machines. Contrast this with the energy costs of an excavator to tear out old concrete and you’ll see why mudjacking is the eco-friendly choice.
Lower Your Carbon Footprint While Lifting Your Slab
At Lift-Up Concrete, we take your concrete lifting needs seriously — just as seriously as we take our responsibility to protect the environment. You can depend on us for strategic, thoughtful service that delivers maximum results with minimal negative environmental impact. We are in the business of helping you live in harmony with your environment.
Call us today to get a free quote for your project.