Lift Your Concrete with Slabjacking
Over time, you may notice that your concrete slab foundation has started to sink and settle into the ground. This is a common problem known as foundation sinking or settlement. Sinking or settling slabs can cause problems such as misaligned foundations, uneven floors, or pooling water. Though one solution to this problem is to use underpinning techniques with helical piers, steel push piers, or hydraulic slab piers, another option that may be better for slab foundations is slabjacking. Slabjacking can also be used as a supplement to pier installation to help the piers remain sturdy for years to come. Slabjacking is a concrete leveling method that involves pumping a grout under the sinking slab to lift the concrete and compact the soil around the foundation.
Slabjacking, also called mudjacking, can be used for more than just home foundations – there is a wide variety of applications that may benefit from slabjacking to raise the sinking concrete back to its proper position, including:
In any of these instances, slabjacking services can keep you from having to completely replace concrete. This saves you time and money, allowing you to focus on more important areas of your life. If you have a sinking slab in Virginia, let the professional team at Reliable Masonry and Waterproofing deal with it.
Slabjacking Process from Reliable
The first step in the slabjacking process is to drill some small holes through the slab that has started to settle. These holes are carefully placed to avoid any decrease in the structural integrity of the concrete slab itself.
Once the holes have been drilled, the grout mixture is injected through the holes to fill in voids under the foundation. Once the voids have been filled in, the grout starts to lift the slab back to the proper level and to restore support to the soils underneath and around the concrete.
After just a few hours, the process is complete, the equipment can be removed from the site, the holes can be filled, and the slab is back to normal.
The conciseness of this operation means that your slab foundation will be back to normal in no time. The cost of slabjacking is also significantly lower than replacing the concrete, making it a much more economical solution for you. The process can also be done in almost any type of weather, on almost any type of concrete slab, making it a very convenient concrete lifting option. Slabjacking is a great option to repair sinking foundations, slab cracks, wet basements, and more.
Contact us today for more information on our slabjacking services in Virginia.