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Mudjacking For Outdoor Concrete Repair

If you have concrete outside of your home that's showing symptoms of sinking or settling, the problem can be very frustrating.

As porches, walkways, driveways, concrete steps, and similar structures sink, they can crack and create uneven surfaces. Sinking concrete is unsightly, and it can create a tripping hazard. Fortunately, this problem often can be quickly and effectively repaired by a process called mudjacking.

If you're interested in repairing your outdoor concrete, contact us today for a free mudjacking quote. Our free quotes are available throughout our Indiana service area, including South Bend, Fort Wayne, Gary, nearby areas including Valparaiso, Elkhart, Goshen, Mishawaka, Michigan City, La Porte, Crown Point, and the surrounding regions.

mudjacking concrete slab repair quote in Elkhart

Repairing Sinking Concrete Slabs

A sinking front step and cracked concrete sidewalk in South Bend.

Concrete steps like those shown above can sink and tilt away from the house if the soil beneath the steps settles or gets washed away.

This creates a safety hazard that needs to be corrected right away. Instead of replacing the stairs, a mudjacking repair can lift the concrete.

At Foundation Supportworks, Inc., we recommend repairing settling outdoor concrete by mudjacking the slab. This will fill any voids underneath the concrete while lifting the concrete up towards its original position.

What is Mudjacking?

Mudjacking (also known as slab jacking, concrete lifting, concrete raising, grout pumping and slab leveling) is a repair technique for lifting slabs and other concrete elements that have settled over time.

Mudjacking involves pumping a mortar-based mixture of "mud" or "slurry" underneath a settling slab. This injected material is a mixture of water, soil, sand and Portland cement that cures to become a solid, stable fill.

As the mixture is pumped underneath the concrete slab, it fills all empty spaces and creates pressure on the slab that lifts it upwards.

Once injected, the slurry will then harden into a solid fill that's more stable than the soil, yet lighter than concrete.

Mudjacking can also be used as a secondary support for sinking concrete floors by filling voids underneath the concrete as the slab floor is lifted by a slab pier system.

With this method, the slab is supported by piers in contact with load-bearing soils much deeper in the ground. Instead of leaving voids beneath the slab after piers have been used to lift the slab back to its original position, the contractor fills these empty areas with a masonry slurry. This two-part repair is especially common in finished rooms and commercial buildings where a permanent solution is required.

Mudjacking Can Lift...

Sidewalks Steps Walkways Driveways
Patios Pool Decks Concrete Staircases Porches
Parking Lots Streets Paving Stones Highways
A sinking concrete sidewalk in need of mudjacking services in Fort Wayne.

Benefits of Mudjacking

  • About Half The Cost Of Removal & Replacement Of Concrete
  • Fast, Long-Lasting Solution
  • Installs With No Damage To Yard

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 to lifting a settling footing or floor slab in your home.

In most cases, mudjacking alone will not be able to lift both a slab and the heavy partition walls that sit on top it.

If mudjacking does lift the concrete slab, it may be difficult to control where mudjacking lifts the walls, causing them to lift unevenly.

More importantly, this kind of solution is temporary. Even with the voids filled, 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 -- or call someone who can use a different solution that can fix it once and for all!

Mudjacking is also not appropriate as a "do it yourself" repair. Mudjacking requires special equipment and professional experience. All work should be done through a trained, professional contractor who has excellent knowledge of local soil conditions.

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We Provide Mudjacking Services In IN!

At Foundation Supportworks, Inc., we use mudjacking to repair settling foundation slabs throughout our service area, including Fort Wayne, South Bend, Gary, and nearby areas in Indiana.

If you'd like a cost quote on mudjacking for your home, or you'd like to learn more about our services, call or e-mail us today! We offer free mudjacking quotes at no obligation to you.

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Serving IN including the Greater Fort Wayne area
Our Indiana Service Area
Cities in Allen County, IN
Fort Wayne
Grabill
Harlan
Hoagland
Huntertown
Leo
Monroeville
New Haven
Spencerville
Woodburn
Yoder

Cities in De Kalb County, IN
Ashley
Auburn
Butler
Corunna
Garrett
Saint Joe
Waterloo

Cities in Elkhart County, IN
Bristol
Elkhart
Goshen
Middlebury
Millersburg
Nappanee
New Paris
Wakarusa

Cities in Fulton County, IN
Akron
Kewanna
Rochester

Cities in Huntington County, IN
Huntington
Roanoke

Cities in Jasper County, IN
Demotte
Fair Oaks
Rensselaer
Wheatfield

Cities in Kosciusko County, IN
Burket
Claypool
Etna Green
Leesburg
Mentone
Milford
North Webster
Pierceton
Silver Lake
Syracuse
Warsaw
Winona Lake

Cities in La Porte County, IN
Hanna
La Crosse
La Porte
Michigan City
Mill Creek
Rolling Prairie
Union Mills
Wanatah
Westville

Cities in Lagrange County, IN
Howe
Lagrange
Shipshewana
Topeka
Wolcottville

Cities in Lake County, IN
Cedar Lake
Crown Point
Gary
Griffith
Hammond
Highland
Hobart
Lake Station
Lowell
Merrillville
Munster
Saint John
Schererville

Cities in Marshall County, IN
Argos
Bourbon
Bremen
Culver
Plymouth
Tippecanoe

Cities in Miami County, IN
Macy

Cities in Newton County, IN
Brook
Lake Village
Morocco

Cities in Noble County, IN
Albion
Avilla
Cromwell
Kendallville
Kimmell
Laotto
Ligonier
Rome City
Wawaka

Cities in Porter County, IN
Chesterton
Hebron
Kouts
Portage
Valparaiso

Cities in Pulaski County, IN
Francesville
Medaryville
Monterey
Star City
Winamac

Cities in St Joseph County, IN
Granger
Lakeville
Mishawaka
New Carlisle
North Liberty
Notre Dame
Osceola
South Bend
Walkerton

Cities in Starke County, IN
Grovertown
Hamlet
Knox
North Judson
San Pierre

Cities in Steuben County, IN
Angola
Fremont
Hamilton
Hudson
Orland
Pleasant Lake

Cities in Wabash County, IN
North Manchester
Roann
Urbana

Cities in Wells County, IN
Markle
Ossian

Cities in Whitley County, IN
Churubusco
Columbia City
Larwill
South Whitley

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