Colorado Mudjacking History
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
By Dave Roberts
In Colorado mudjacking has been around since the early 1930’s. Mudjacking was first developed by John Poulter, who was from Mt, Pleasant Iowa. Mudjacking was first used by the Iowa Department of Transportation. They used it to raise road slabs to their original grade after settling. This completely changed the way roads were repaired and saved tons of money because now damaged sinking roads no longer had to be torn out and replaced. They could quickly and cheaply be mud jacked.
Mudjacking is an extremely cost effective, and environmentally friendly solution, which is why many states still use mudjacking to repair interstates, streets, and sidewalks. The early mudjacking companies actually used asphalt as their mixture to pump underneath the concrete.
In the 1940’s during World War II mudjacking was even used by the U.S. Navy and Air force to repair and maintain their runways. After World War II mudjacking equipment was improved making it more compact and easier to use. This allowed small companies to use it in residential areas to repair sidewalks, foundations, and car driveways.
Even today the modern Colorado mudjacking remains very similar to what it was in the 1950’s. Small holes are drilled in the surface of the affected area allowing the mixture of mud and concrete or polyurethane to be pumped underneath restoring the original grade. Mudjacking is still the fastest and most cost effective way to repair concrete out there.
At Cascade Mudjacking we are experts in mudjacking and have many years experience. Call us today for more information at 303-840-4725.