Let’s Compare Why Foam is Quickly Becoming The New Mudjacking!
The oldest and most commonly used method of concrete leveling has always been mudjacking. But, with the cost of polymer foam mixture dropping, foamjacking is quickly becoming the new standard for commercial and home repair.
Let’s compare why foam is quickly becoming the new mud!
You Don’t Know Jack!
Mudjacking and foamjacking both offer the same cost benefits when compared to pouring new concrete. They also both serve as the solution to the same common concrete problems:
- Uneven steps
- Cracked garage floors
- Jagged patios
- Jutting sidewalks
These may also include factory floors, roads and parking lots.
If there is a concrete problem, these methods are the solution!
But, is one better than the other? And why? Let’s compare!
My Name is Mud
Also referred to as slabjacking or pressure grouting, mudjacking, like its polymer counterpart, is hydraulically pumped into holes drilled through the uneven area of the concrete to reach beneath the slab.
The mudjacking holes are about 2 inches in diameter. The slurry, made up of sand, mud, cement and other materials, is filled into these holes, stabilizing the soil underneath and creating pressure, which lifts the concrete. The holes are then patched.
There’s No Place Like Foam
Foamjacking is the new standard in concrete repair and the one Streamline Concrete Raising has quickly become a leading expert in the field.
By using much smaller holes (dime-sized) than mudjacking, we are able to do the work with far less destruction, preserving as much of the existing concrete as possible.
As opposed to a heavy cement slurry, foamjacking uses a light high-density, closed cell polymer foam, which expands to consolidate the soil. The concrete is then lifted as the foam fills the voids under the slab foundation. The holes are then filled.
Advantages Over Mudjacking
- Fewer/smaller holes mean an almost invisible repair.
- Lighter consistency means less burden and pressure on the soil.
- Foam maintains its shape, density, and volume equaling a better long term solution.
- A more economical and environmentally-friendly choice when compared to a complete restoration.
When it comes to repairing concrete, you have choices. Allow the experts at Streamline Concrete Repair to explain why foamjacking is quickly becoming the better solution to meet your concrete needs. We are happy to offer you our knowledge and expertise on the subject and, as always, a FREE estimate! Send us a message or call (832) 791-1025.