Frequently, foundation problems and concrete slab problems are the result of the perimeter of the foundation settling. In many instances, it's necessary to fill this void to properly support the concrete slab or building foundation. Mud jacking to fill this type of void is accomplished by drilling small holes through the concrete surface and pumping a mixture of cementitious grout into the void, which then raises the concrete slab or building foundation.
Concrete Lifting & Leveling - also referred to as mud jacking or slabjacking, engineered concrete lifting, etc, is a process of lifting concrete slabs that have settled by drilling holes through the slab and pumping a sand or cement mixture under the slabs. Mud jacking allows the slab to be maneuvered back to it's original location. You can see an animated example of the mudjacking process below.
How It Works: Concrete Repair - Concrete Lifting - Concrete Leveling
Mudjacking (concrete lifting, concrete levelling) is a process in whereby a concrete grout is injected below sunken concrete slabs ao as to raise them back to their original height. Mudjacking is a popular and cost effective alternative solution to removing old concrete and pouring new concrete - and it's done at a fraction of the cost. This method of concrete repair was initially developed in the city of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa in 1929 by a man named John Poulter. The first commercial use of the mudjacking process was by the Iowa Department of Transportation.
It is important to deal with experienced professionals and with a reputable company. Rockford A.A.T. Infrared, Inc. staff members have extensive experience with the mud jacking process and monitor the work carefully while in progress. We have an excellent reputation and stand behind our work. We use only the best mudjacking equipment on the market and provide a limited lifetime warranty.
While the concept of concrete lifting may be very simple, it should only be attempted by professionals because it requires experience and specialized equipment to get the concrete to lift just right. Careless or improper use of mudjacking equipment could result in destruction of the concrete, damage to property or severe injury to people.
A.A.T. Infra-Red, Inc. can return sunken concrete to near its original elevation for a fraction of the cost to replace concrete. Mudjacking is faster, cleaner, and more effective than concrete replacement. In addition to that, Mudjacking usually provides a permanent fix to your concrete problems.
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