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When concrete structures like patios, walkways, driveways, and concrete steps start to sink, they often crack which creates uneven surfaces. Concrete that's sinking is unsightly, and could even create a tripping hazard.
Typically a problem like this is fixed by a process called mud jacking. Mudjacking is a technique for lifting concrete slabs that have settled over time with a mortar-based mix.
Mud jacking involves pumping a mortar-based mixture of "mud" or "slurry" underneath a settling slab. This injected material is a mixture of water, soil, sand and Portland cement that cures to become a solid, stable fill.
As the mixture is pumped under the concrete slab, it fills all empty spaces and creates pressure on the slab that lifts the surface upwards. Once injected, the slurry will then harden into a solid fill that's more stable than the soil, yet lighter than concrete.
Innovative Basement Systems offers a fast, effective, and less invasive approach to concrete leveling with PolyLevel®. The PolyLevel® system involves injecting an expanding polymer foam under the concrete for a durable, long-lasting solution. If you're interested in learning about what PolyLevel® can do for you, call us for a free estimate in St. Paul, Minneapolis, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Fargo and nearby.
These concrete steps have suffered from severe settling over time and have separated from the foundation structure.
Mud jacking is effective for heavier concrete structures when used in conjunction with slab piers. However, it is not a standalone solution to lifting a footing or floor slab. In most cases, mud jacking alone will not be able to lift both a slab and the heavy partition walls that sit on top of it. If mud jacking does lift the concrete slab, it may be difficult to control where mud jacking lifts the walls, causing them to lift unevenly.
More importantly, this kind of concrete repair solution is temporary. Even with the voids filled, the soil below is likely to continue settling over time. That's why we offer the PolyLevel® system for durable, long-lasting concrete lifting and leveling.
Innovative Basement Systems is North Dakota & Minneapolis' trusted concrete leveling contractor. Schedule an estimate to learn more about why PolyLevel® is our top choice for repairing sunken driveways, sidewalks and more! We work in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minneapolis, St. Paul, Fargo, Saint Cloud, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Eden Prairie, Anoka, Andover, Minot, Eden Prairie, Woodbury, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids and nearby.