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    Default Concrete mudjacking vs repour

    Hi,
    I would like to know the advantages/disadvantages of mudjacking vs concrete repour.

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    Default Re: Concrete Cracks and Releveling - mudjacking vs repour

    i would correct the drainage issues or overflowing gutter problem at the front of the home that is causing the problem first, than replace the walk and seal the crack at the front porch.
    the driveway is also drainage related as water runs toward the house and drains through the crack between the apron and driveway slab.
    contact driveway specialist for estimates on repair or replace.


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    Default Re: Concrete Cracks and Releveling - mudjacking vs repour

    There are valid reasons to choose each. Mudjacking is usually less expensive and can be appropriate if there is no reason to believe the base under the concrete is compromised or moving unevenly. However, if the condition of the base is at all unsure, mudjacking will become a recurring cost.


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    Default Re: Concrete Cracks and Releveling - mudjacking vs repour

    Not all mudjacking is equal. Compaction grouting is much better than traditional mudjacking which often fails.

    If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.

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    Default Re: Concrete Cracks and Releveling - mudjacking vs repour

    I prefer Mudjacking because it is less expensive.


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    Default Re: Concrete Cracks and Releveling - mudjacking vs repour

    May I ask what has settled and where?
    A pic or image would be helpful.
    As well, what type of soil?

    Mudjacking is not the answer for all soils.
    Soft soil use foam jacking. Polyurethane.
    Stable firm soil use mudjacking.

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    Default Re: Concrete Cracks and Releveling - mudjacking vs repour

    Concrete lifting is not always cheaper. It depends on the size of the job. Most companies have a minimum charge, that could be higher than just replacing the slab.
    The other consideration is the appearance of the finished product. Depending on the size, shape, and condition of the cracks, you could end up with a flat surface, but still have visible cracks. For a slab that is not cracked, but just settled, jacking may be the solution.


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    Default Re: Concrete Cracks and Releveling - mudjacking vs repour

    Post is three years old. Original poster is not likely to be responding to your queries.

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