Concrete Leveling

Poly Jacking vs Mudjacking

Though concrete is an incredibly durable material, it is prone to settling and can become uneven with the slabs around it. When this happens, the concrete can begin to pose a tripping hazard or be a nuisance to walk or drive over. In time, it can even crack and become increasingly unsightly.

When you have unlevel concrete around your property, you want to find a solution that will effectively address the problem so that you don’t have to worry about it anymore. After all, a problem with sinking concrete is one that is only going to get worse over time.

While you know you need to take action, you may be unsure where to turn or what the best option will be. We want to help you make a wise choice.

There are two potential concrete leveling services that can solve your problem:

Poly Jacking

Illustration of Poly Jacking Process

The processes are similar in their approach. Both involve drilling holes into the concrete and filling them with material to raise up the concrete. But there are several reasons why poly jacking has proven to be an overall better option.

For one, poly jacking requires much smaller holes (about the size of a dime as compared to silver dollar-size as is required with mudjacking). On top of that, fewer holes are needed in order to be effective. Plus, the material, polyurethane, has proven to be superior due to its rapid cure rate.

Mudjacking

Mudjacking takes existing concrete, which has become uneven with the slabs around it, and raises it up. It’s a cost-effective (and less stressful) solution to jackhammering the concrete out and replacing it entirely. Mudjacking is older technology using a “mud mix” similar to concrete vs the lighter weight and more durable polyurethane fill.

If you’re looking to successfully correct a problem with unlevel concrete, you’ll want to be sure that you make the right choice in companies and services. By working with a professional who can guide you on what will work best for your property, you’ll be on the right track to getting your problem fixed and getting back to enjoying your property.