Now that the snow and frost are clearing out, it’s time to take a look at your sidewalks and driveway. Do they look as beautiful as they once did or have they sunk or raised over time? In many cases, sidewalks and driveways will buckle and cause raised edges that become a trip hazard. If this is taking place on your driveway, it can make it harder to shovel and a bumpy and uneven ride for anyone driving on the slab. Mudjacking is an easy solution that will make your sidewalks and driveway safer and more attractive.
What is Mudjacking?
Mudjacking is the process of injecting concrete beneath a slab (like the sidewalk or driveway) to raise that portion and make it even with the rest of the slab. It is also used to fill voids beneath cement that can be a major safety hazard. The basic process does involve a little mess, but it will be cleaned up before we leave the job site and your cement slabs will be good as new by the time we’re done. This method of repair can be used on all kinds of concrete slabs.
Is Mudjacking Right for My Property?
Most likely! In most cases, mudjacking is the most common option for concrete slab raising and leveling. It’s a tried and tested method that will help you make your sidewalk, driveway, patio, garage, or other surfaces safe and attractive again. The biggest reason you may not be interested in mudjacking is that it does take time to set and it will depend on the weather when it can be done (i.e. not in the rain). If you have a job that needs to be done immediately, this may not be the option for you. However, if this is a regular repair, then mudjacking is most likely the best option for your concrete leveling project.
Are There Any Other Options?
There are lots of other options, depending on your situation. If the concrete is cracked, there may be deeper issues. This is especially true in the case of a slab foundation. It’s very important to get this checked out by a professional, like those at KC Waterproofing, because your home’s structural integrity is depending on the stability of that foundation slab.
In cases like this, we may recommend another method to support, stabilize, and level out your foundation. This could include slab piers, push piers, or helical piers. Whichever method is chosen will be based on your specific problem and the root cause of that problem. Each case is different, so it’s difficult to say what the exact solution will be without an estimate. Luckily, we offer free estimates that you can take advantage of right now!
How do I get started?
Give KC Waterproofing a call! We are happy to schedule a free estimate for you and check out your property. We will give you expert advice on what your options are and what you can expect from the process if you choose to use our services. We are experienced professionals in the greater Kansas City area specializing in waterproofing and foundation repair. Please contact us today for more information!