Foundation Repair in IN, including Fort Wayne, South Bend & Gary.
Mudjacking

Mudjacking Solves Slab Settlement Problems

Mudjacking Experts In Northern Indiana

Mud Jacking Services in Indiana

Concrete is an amazing material. It’s strong, stable, and extremely durable, making it an ideal material for foundations, sidewalks, floors and other structural elements. But concrete does have two characteristics that sometimes cause problems: It’s heavy and it’s relatively weak in tension.

Slab settlement is often accompanied by cracking

The considerable weight of a poured concrete slab sometimes causes the soil beneath the slab to compress. This is more likely to happen when the soil has poor load-bearing qualities, or when the soil wasn’t properly compacted or prepared prior to installing the slab.

Unfortunately, these soil situations occur quite frequently, which is why we often see sidewalks and floor slabs that have settled or tilted downward.

Slab settlement rarely happens uniformly. Usually, soil compaction occurs more in one section than another. When this happens, the slab is likely to crack because of concrete’s poor tensile qualities. Concrete can’t stretch or bend, so it cracks. Slab settlement and cracking go together.

Regardless of why you're experiencing a foundation problem in your home, Foundation Supportworks, Inc. conducts a thorough inspection of your home and we'll let you know exactly what steps need to be taken to permanently stabilize your foundation and restore value to your greatest investment.

We proudly serve South Bend, Fort Wayne, Gary, Valparaiso, Elkhart, Goshen, Mishawaka, Michigan City, La Porte, Crown Point and many nearby areas.

Mudjacking is an effective technique for leveling and stabilizing settled slabs

Fortunately, a settled or sunken slab can often be brought back to level (or close to it) by a process called mudjacking, which is also known as slabjacking or grout pumping. When this technique is performed by an experienced foundation repair contractor, it can be a permanent repair that closes wide settlement cracks and restores a slab to its original state.

The first step in any repair related to soil settlement is usually a soil test or assessment. In cases where weak soil is extensive, extending over a wide area or to great depth, the foundation repair specialist may suggest that steel piers be installed to connect the slab with denser, more stable soil at greater depth. Mudjacking can be done along with piering repairs, or on its own; the decision depends on soil conditions.

A mudjacking repair begins by drilling holes in the slab where the injection nozzle will be placed. Holes are strategically placed so that the injected mortar will fill voids beneath the slab and create lifting pressure. The consistency of the slurry can be varied based on how much lifting pressure is required; a thicker mixture can lift heavier slabs. Typical ingredients in the slurry include Portland cement, sand, flyash (a byproduct of coal combustion) and different additives that help prevent shrinking.

After the slurry flows into the voids and fills all the empty spaces beneath the slab, it starts to exert hydraulic pressure, pushing the slab up toward its original position. Large cracks that occurred when the slab settled typically close up and can be patched with spot applications of mortar. Mudjacking access holes are also filled in at this time.

Because of the specialized equipment and training required to pump concrete under pressure, mudjacking is best done by an experienced foundation repair contractor. Mudjacking provides a less expensive and less disruptive alternative to demolishing damaged slabs and pouring new ones in their place.

Mudjacking Services In Indiana!

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