Mudjacking & Concrete Leveling Madison, WI
On paper, the process of concrete jacking sounds simple. Unfortunately, raising concrete slabs requires specialized equipment and is as much an art as it is a science. That makes the raising concrete slab with foam DIY (do it yourself) projects difficult and rarely successful. Concrete is simply too heavy and brittle.
- Concrete lifting material
- Injection hole size (visibility of repairs)
- Lifespan and failure rate
The Concrete Lifting Process
In short, mudjacking involves pumping thinned concrete slurry under concrete slabs. This fills gaps and raises the concrete.
Raising sunken concrete slabs with foam, or Polyjacking, is another relatively new approach to concrete raising. The process reflects the more traditional approach to concrete leveling, often called mudjacking. This is the general process for both mud jacking and poly jacking:
All contractors differ, but when raising concrete we:
- Drill access points through the concrete slabs in specific locations
- Inject a material under the concrete through the access points
- Patch holes after the slab jacking process is complete
This article compares the two approaches to raising concrete.
Polyjacking vs Mudjacking Marterial & Hole Size
Material & Hole Size
Lifespan & Failure Rate
Concrete Lifting with Foam – Often extends lifespan of concrete (20+ years); less than 1% failure rate
Mud Jacking – Failure rate of 25-50% within 1-5 years
Foam vs Mudjacking Lifespan & Failure Rate
Foam Jacking vs Mudjacking Cost Comparison
Concrete Leveling Cost Comparison
Mudjacking Typical Range: $550 – $1,400; $1,000 average
Foam Jacking Typical Range: $900 – $1,700; $1,200 average
Foam Concrete Leveling
The Approach We Stand Behind
We exclusively lift concrete with foam. This is because we believe the process to be far more effective and a long term solution.
We are also able to resurface concrete. The combination will take aged concrete and restore it to its original position and look. This often costs less, doesn’t damage surrounding property, and is more environmentally friendly.
Know YOUR Numbers
Planning with general numbers often leads to inaccurate estimations and budgets. That’s one of the many reasons we offer free estimates. Whether you need a quick fix or are planning for work next year, work with actual numbers specific to you.