Slabjacking is often called mudjacking, Polylevel, pressure grouting and concrete raising. Raising concrete that has settled goes back to the 1930’s
In north Idaho and Washington the premier contractor is Slabjack Geotechnical, why?
1) Experience. Slabjack Geotechnical has, since 2011 completed well over a thousand jobs. From simple patio slabs to complex municipal pools, warehouses and more, we have seen it and successfully done it.
2) Reputation. Slabjack Geotechnical has built a solid reputation of trust, quality and fairness. Using duplicatable estimating software we don’t pull prices out of the air. Our commitment to price consistency sets up apart from many contractors.
3) Education. Slabjack Geotechnical is an innovator. Whether it is finding better methods, developing partners in the industry or working with our equipment manufacturers our commitment is to provide the finest, longest lasting, least invasive method of raising concrete in the industry.
4) Giving back. Through our private social media site started in 2015 we have been able to assist many others Slabjack contractors become leaders in the territories they serve. These collaborative efforts enable all of us to learn how to better serve our customers, teach others how to do difficult jobs and advance the process of polyurethane concrete raising.
As a leader in the industry Slabjack Geotechnical is committed to,
One of the advantages of using Slabjack Geotechnical is we are the only company in our market large enough to carry multiple polymer reactivities and densities on our rigs. The advantages to doing so are many, here are three;
1) By carrying both a dense lifting polymer and a very slow rise void fill polymer we can not only do either type of job but can do large lifts without the risk of cracking the slab during the void fill portion of the job. This advantage is a great reason to hire us rather than a competitor.
2) Relating to number one above, voids filled with a very slow rise polymer are shown to much better fill the voids created as slabs are raised. This better supports the slab rather than the “pillows” of support other methods generate.
3) Cost. By utilizing a two polymer lift and support we are able to drill far less injection holes for the void fill portion of the job which saves you money while providing a superior end result.
We are the most experience Slabjack contractor using the advanced polymer injection method call today,
When you first notice your concrete settling it is a concern, when someone trips and falls it becomes a liability.
In addition to a potential lawsuit, settling concrete can create wet basements, foundation settlement and frozen puddles. Fixing theses issues starts to make financial sense when compared to lawsuits and structural problems down the road.
So, what are the options?
Do nothing – sometimes ignoring the problem is an acceptable solution. If the settlement is less than 1/2″ (1/4″ for businesses) it generally doesn’t require repair.
Replace it – you can expect to pay between $8-12 a square foot for standard broom finished concrete. This large range of price is due to several factors, both of the removal and the replacement. Was there rebar? How thick was the slab? Are there recycling facilities for the old slab? Is the new slab going to have structural reinforcement? How thick will the new slab be? How is the access to the site? And many more. Generally figure $10 for rip and replace and you won’t be far off. Of course replacement has a few drawbacks beside being the most costly option. You won’t be able to use your concrete for a week or two while the concrete is placed and then given ample time to cure. You can expect some landscape damage from the forms, concrete trucks and general worksite related issues and it can be a several day operation.
Mudjack it – A method going back to the 1930’s Mudjacking pumps a mud slurry through a hole drilled in your slab to hydraulically raise the concrete. This method is a perfectly acceptable method to raise settled concrete. The primary complaint about this method is the large holes needed, 1-2″ diameter and the large number of them since the material doesn’t flow very far from the pumping location. Price is typically half or less of replacement.
Slabjack it – With polyurethane injection. This is basically Mudjacking brought into the twenty first century. Better methods, better material, better end result. Material injected through a much smaller 5/8″ hole and far fewer of them leaves a much better appearance when completed. Material can be formulated for incredible lift for very heavy porches and structures or formulated for filling voids with little lift generated. The ability to have materials available for a wide range of uses is incredibly advantageous compared to Mudjacking. Cost is comparable to Mudjacking due to the efficiency of the method even though the material is more costly.
When should I replace and when to raise? As a general rule if your slabs are in good condition you should raise them. If your slabs have many cracks or if the top of the concrete is spalling replacement is probably your best option.
Here at Slabjack Geotechnical we have a motto- a job needs to meet three criteria, first it needs to be doable, second it needs to be profitable and third IT NEEDS TO BE IN THE CUSTOMERS BEST INTEREST. We will not do a job, no matter the profit to us, if it is not in our customers best interest to do so.
We are so confident in our service we offer a limited five year warranty.
If you are like a lot of people how your driveway looks is important. If you have settled concrete or cracks it just detracts from the overall appearance of your property, but what can you do?
Our total concrete protection system is just the answer you’re looking for. Combining concrete leveling with filling joints and cracks takes your concrete from shabby to spectacular. For some examples take a look at our Facebook page.
Give us a call for a no-cost no-pressure estimate today,
Superior technology, Superior polymers, Superior results.
Slabjack Geotechnical has some incredible polymers, not only for raising settled concrete but for leak sealing and void filling.
When culverts, pipelines and ditches begin to fail big expensive problems are soon to follow. With Slabjack Geotechnical on the job you can save thousands of dollars and add years to the life of these systems.
By injecting structural grade hydrophobic polyurethane foam through the concrete we form a waterproof curtain wall that seals any joints, holes and cracks in the structure. We can often accomplish in a day what would take weeks using other methods and for a fraction of the cost.
Call today for an onsite consultation to see if polymer injection is the right solution for your problem.
Large Diameter Pipe Repair Methods,
We use two primary placement methods to repair large diameter pipes and culverts: spraying and injecting.
We spray polyurethanes to rebuild joints that are poorly-seated, have dislodged, deflected or deteriorated. The materials we spray have excellent adhesion to all of the common large diameter pipe materials, such as concrete, HDPE, PVC, galvanized metal & aluminized metal. Sprayed systems are excellent for sealing joints before back grouting (see below) to contain the void filling material outside of the pipe to reduce waste.
We inject plural component polyurethanes and single component polyurethanes outside of large diameter pipes to fill voids, fix sinkholes and provide stability. Injection is commonly used for leak-stopping as well.
Give is a call today for an onsite inspection and estimate for your large diameter pipe or culvert repair.
Superior technology, Superior polymers, Superior results.