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What is Concrete Raising?
Concrete raising is often called ‘mudjacking’ or ‘concrete lifting’. It is a safe
and cost effective method of leveling misaligned concrete slabs.
How does it work?
At Able Concrete Raising, we drill one inch holes into the sunken slab or slabs of
concrete to be raised. These holes are about the size of a quarter and are the smallest
holes used in the industry. We then pump a slurry mixture of concrete and recycled
sand into the hole. This mixture fills the void under the sunken slab, displacing
air pockets, water, and the building pressure lifts the slabs to their original grade.
The holes are then patched with cement and the slab is ready for use. The process
of raising concrete with concrete results in a repair that is impervious to water
and therefore a more permanent fix.
The history of mudjacking
The method was developed in 1929 by John Poulter from Mount Pleasant, Iowa. The
Iowa Department of Transportation was the first to use mudjacking to raise road slabs
back to original grade. By the mid-1930's there were independent contractors in the
Stoops / porches
What are the benefits?
Environmentally friendly - less concrete, no waste
Cost effective - save 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of replacement.