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Mud Jacking

Mud Jacking or Slab Jacking in Minnesota, North Dakota & Eastern Montana

Expert concrete leveling services in Minneapolis, St. Paul, Fargo, Bismarck & nearby

Mud jacking

(also known as):
  • Slab Jacking
  • Concrete lifting
  • Concrete raising
  • Grout pumping
  • Slab leveling

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, Bismarck and nearby.

Sunken front stoop in Minneapolis

This home's front step has begun to sink and separate from the foundation. You can see the cracking and sloping in this photo.

Sinking stairs repaired with PolyLevel® Minneapolis

PolyLevel® expanding foam was used to raise or level the steps. The cracks and sinking have been repaired.

When Do You Use Mud Jacking?

Repairing concrete steps in Minneapolis, MN, ND & MT

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 Minnesota, North Dakota & Eastern Montana' 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, Bismarck, Saint Cloud, Bismarck, Grand Forks, Eden Prairie, Anoka, Andover, Minot, Eden Prairie, Woodbury, Brooklyn Park, Coon Rapids and nearby.

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Our Service Area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

Innovative Basement Systems
1330 41st St. N
Fargo, ND 58102

Innovative Basement Systems
1325 S Frandsen Ave
Rush City, MN 55069