Maurice Keating, Owner • Gary Keating, Supervisor • Phone 913-262-9352 • 5432 Payne Court, Shawnee, KS 66226
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Why You Need Mud Jacking
The Mud Jacking Process
Concrete slabs such as driveways, sidewalks, patios and garage floors are supported by soil. When that soil fails, voids form beneath the concrete. Eventually the concrete slab begins to settle creating an uneven or cracked surface.
Soil failure can occur for a number of reasons but almost always occurs due to poor compaction during the construction of your home. In order for your foundation to be poured your lot has to be dug out eight to ten feet deep. After the foundation has time to set the hole around the foundation is filled and the yard is graded. The driveway, sidewalks, patios and garage are then poured on the loose soil. This loose soil eventually settles and so does your concrete.
This is where we come in. We fill these void areas and raise your concrete back to it’s proper position.
We drill a series of 2” holes through the concrete in a pattern that allows us to pump a cement modified soil (slurry) under the slab of concrete. This cement modified soil spreads and fills the void area. When the area is completely filled positive pressure is produced and the concrete slab can be raised.
Since the ‘slurry’ has spread under such a wide area the pressure under the concrete is low. This allows the concrete to be safely raised, limiting cracks that occur during the lift.
After the concrete is raised into position we clean the area and fill the drilled holes with concrete. In about four hours, the concrete we place in the holes will be set enough to allow traffic back onto the surface.
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