What is Mud Jacking?
Mud jacking 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.
Frequently, foundation problems in the Metroplex are the result of the perimeter of the foundation settling. When the concrete piers are installed under the perimeter grade beam and the foundation is returned to its original position (raised), a void is created under the slab. In some instances, it may be necessary to fill this void to properly support the foundation. Mud jacking to fill this type of void is accomplished from the outside of your home by drilling 2″ holes through the perimeter grade beam and pumping a mixture of soil/cement grout into the void. This type of mud jacking uses a fluid mix of soil/cement grout and is not intended to raise the foundation.
Raise Interior Floors
In some situations, the interior portion of the slab foundation may have settled. Mud jacking may be used to return interior floors which have settled to their original position. Mud jacking to raise interior floors is accomplished from the inside of your home by drilling 2″ holes through the slab in the areas that have settled and pumping a mixture of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This type of mud jacking uses a stiff mix of soil/cement grout and is often associated with more complicated foundation problems. As a result, it is important to deal with experienced professionals and with a reputable company. Power Jack Foundation Repair personnel have extensive experience with the mud jacking process and monitor the work carefully while in progress. Power Jack Foundation Repair has an excellent reputation and stands behind its work.