Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 by Niles Erickson
Most homes throughout New Hampshire and Massachusetts have some concrete surfaces, whether they be patios, walkways, or garage slabs. If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably already found some concrete issues around your home and are looking for the right solution to fix these troubles.
If the issue is sinking or settling slabs, mud jacking is a technique that’s been around for decades. The process involves mixing a mud and concrete slurry and pumping it under a sinking slab. It’s sometimes called slab jacking or grout pumping.
It can also be messy, unpredictable and leave large holes in the concrete where they cut out room for the injection equipment. The materials used can also wash away overtime, causing the same issues all over again.
Now, there are modern alternatives to mud jacking, including the technique we use here at Erickson Foundation Supportworks – PolyLevel. It’s a foam that is injected under a concrete slab that slowly expands and hardens, leading to a permanent solution that won’t wash away overtime.
The ports – or holes where a contractor injects the product under the concrete – are smaller than the size of a dime, much smaller than typical for mud jacking. Which means a cleaner, better looking concrete surface for you the homeowner.
We've repaired hundreds of slabs and patios throughout New Hampshire and Mass., many of which are documented here on our website. Whether your concerns are residential or commercial, PolyLevel is the ideal solution, as the process is generally much less expensive than replacing the concrete as well.