PROFOUND™ - MUDJACKING
WHAT CAUSES A NEED FOR MUD JACKING?
In order for concrete to remain in good repair, the soil that is underneath
it needs to remain stable. Unfortunately, this does not always take place
and there are many times when the soil that is underneath the slab may
wash away for one reason or another. When this occurs, damage occurs to
the concrete or other outdoor feature that would require something that
is known as mud jacking. This is not only necessary because the stability
of the walkway, slab or stair is jeopardized, it is also because it can
be aesthetically unpleasing as well. Why do these problems tend to occur?
One of the most common reasons why a slab will experience problems is because
of water damage. In many cases, runoff from your yard or from an adjoining
yard is going to go directly underneath the slab and the soil will eventually
wash out. This can take place quickly, as is frequently seen during times
of heavy rainfall or it will gradually take place over time. In either
case, mud jacking is going to be necessary in order to repair any damage
that has occurred and to make sure that it is once again stabilized as
you would like it to be.
WHAT IS MUD JACKING?
Mud jacking is a technique in which several different items are going to
be pumped underneath the slab that is experiencing problems. It is a slurry,
made up of sand, soil, water and Portland cement. It is pumped underneath
the area that is experiencing problems, causing it to lift and to stabilize.
This is not the only way that a repair can be done but it is something
that can be taken care of quickly and it offers you an economical choice
to make sure that your slab is once again as it should be.
It is also important to note, that mud jacking may not be the only thing
that is necessary to provide you with the stabilization that you need.
If the problem that caused the soil to wash out from underneath the slab
still exists, you will end up having this difficulty again at some point
in the future. The professionals at PROFOUND Foundation Repair can provide
you with the right solution for your home.