An Alternative to Mud Jacking and Slab Jacking in Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point, Lexington

Tar Heel Basement Systems uses PolyRenewal® to replace traditional mud jacking methods

As concrete slabs sink they create uneven surfaces which are both unsightly and a tripping hazard. This can happen to driveways, walkways, patios and other concrete slabs.

The traditional solution to this problem used to be mud jacking. This is a technique used to repair and lift concrete slabs that have settled by using a mortar-based mix pumped below the slab to lift it to a level position. The mortar-based mixture is referred to as mud or slurry. A hole is drilled in the concrete slab and the slurry is pumped below the concrete.

While mud jacking offered a temporary fix for concrete settlement, over time, many flaws with this process were uncovered – particularly that the weight of the mixture would eventually cause more slab settlement.

Tar Heel Basement Systems offers a fast, effective, and less invasive approach to concrete leveling with PolyRenewal®. The PolyRenewal® system involves injecting an expanding polymer foam under the concrete for a durable, long-lasting solution. If you’re interested in learning about what PolyRenewal® can do for you, call us for a free estimate in Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point, Lexington and nearby.

Mud jacking

(also know as)

  • Slab jacking
  • Concrete lifting
  • Concrete raising
  • Grout pumping
  • Slab leveling

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The Abingdon, VA driveway had settled five inches throughout the recent years, causing difficulty when entering the garage. Needing to have the problem fixed without major disruption to the driveway, the homeowners called Tar Heel Basement Systems. Using the PolyRenewal method to restore the slab, the installation team was able to lift the sinking driveway in just a day, without any disruption to the property. The two-part polyurethane foam was injected beneath the slab, filling the void and raising the … Continue reading Sinking Driveway Restored in Abingdon, VA »

The Grayson County Sheriff’s Department had a sinking slab for years that was becoming a safety concern. Tar Heel Basement Systems raised the sinking slab using a waterproof, high-density polyurethane foam called PolyRenewal. No disruption was done to the sidewalk or landscape surrounding it. The once sinking slab has now been stabilized and lifted.

This Triad homeowner’s pool deck had begun sinking approximately (6) six years ago, but was now becoming a problem because they needed a new pool liner. In order to ensure the new pool liner would be installed correctly, they needed to fix their settlement problem first. The PolyRenewal team was able to meet this homeowner’s request by lifting the slab back to the appropriate height with no disruption to the yard or pool. Now this Asheboro, NC homeowner can enjoy … Continue reading Asheboro, NC – Pool Deck Lift »

Why mud jacking is an inferior solution

Repairing concrete steps in Greensboro, NC and VA
The concrete steps in this photo have suffered severe settling and have completely separated from the foundation.

Mud jacking can be effective for heavy structures, especially when used in conjunction with slab piers. However, it should not be used as a solution to lifting a footing or floor slab that has settled. Most of the time mud jacking will not be able to lift the slab and heavy partition walls sitting on top of it. We highly recommend slab piers be used instead in this situation.

If mud jacking does manage to lift the concrete slab, it is difficult to control as mud jacking lifts walls unevenly. This type of solution is temporary at best. Even with filled voids, the soil below the concrete slab will probably continue to sink over time. You will eventually have to call back a contractor to repeat the process again.

PolyRenewal® is a much lighter material that expands and lifts concrete slabs through much smaller injection holes. It outclasses old mud jacking techniques in every way and offers a more permanent solution to your concrete slab settlement needs.

Tar Heel Basement Systems is Greater Greensboro’s trusted concrete leveling contractor. Schedule an estimate to learn more about why PolyRenewal® is our top choice for repairing sunken driveways, sidewalks and more! We service Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point, Lexington, Lenoir, Mount Airy, Statesville, Bristol, Boone, Taylorsville, Abingdon and areas nearby.

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