Advance Concrete vs. Mudjacking

Sinking and unlevel concrete slabs are a common problem, causing dangerous and unattractive walkways, porches, patios and concrete surfaces. Mudjacking has long been the solution to raise concrete slabs without complete replacement, but there is another solution. Advance Concrete Lifting and Leveling offers polymer injection to raise and level concrete slabs for superior results than mudjacking can provide, with a host of benefits.

The basic concept is similar between mudjacking and polymer injection techniques for lifting and leveling concrete. Holes are drilled in the concrete slab to access the area underneath. A filler solution is pumped through the holes to fill under the concrete, lifting it back into the desired position and giving the slab support. The difference is the material used. Mudjacking uses a cement mixture, while Advance Concrete Lifting and Leveling uses a polyurethane foam blend. Both offer the same results when it comes to lifting, but there are advantages to using polymer over concrete.

Polymer Injection vs. Hydraulic Cement

Polymer injection for concrete raising uses a light foam that cures quickly to create a solid, long-lasting concrete surface under concrete slabs. Hydraulic cement will also lift concrete, but it is much heavier and requires additional time to cure and harden. Some of the advantages of using polymer injection over cement include:

  • Smaller holes drilled in the concrete
  • Polyurethane is a fraction of the weight of concrete
  • Polyurethane cures in about 15 minutes, while cement can take 1-2 days before it hardens
  • Slabs are ready for use as soon as we complete the project
  • Polyurethane foam creates an eco-friendly barrier against moisture, pests, chemicals and erosion

This method can be used on most concrete slab surfaces that need lifting. Advance Concrete Lifting and Leveling can repair concrete driveways, walkways, basements, concrete surfaces, pool decks, patios and other surfaces that have settled and need lifting. If you live in the greater Atlanta area, contact our team to learn more about our concrete lifting and repair services to improve the function and appearance of your concrete surfaces.