Colorado Mudjacking Provides Alternative To Concrete Replacement
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
By Dave Roberts
For most people dealing with broken concrete, the initial instinct is to have it replaced. In cases wherein concrete has been damaged extensively, outright replacement may indeed be the only acceptable solution. However, in the majority of cases, repair may be sufficient to restore the concrete to its former condition. In fact, with the quality of service provided by a Colorado mudjacking firm, you may find that repaired concrete is even stronger and more durable than a freshly laid concrete surface.
How does a Colorado mudjacking firm deal with concrete problems? In most cases, broken up concrete surfaces are caused by hollows in the earth underneath the concrete slabs. This may be caused by erosion or shifting in the earth. With the loss of support underneath, the concrete slabs may themselves shift and slip into the hollows. This results in an uneven surface that is not only unsightly to look at, but entails a safety risk as well.
Mudjacking firms deal with the problem by first drilling holes into the slabs that are to be raised. Specialists then pump a sand, gravel, and concrete mixture called slurry into these holes through hoses inserted into the concrete. As the slurry dries, it pushes the concrete slabs up until it is flush with the surface. The slurry also forms a tightly packed foundation on which the concrete rests, making for a more solid and durable surface.
If you would like to know more about how Colorado mudjacking firms can restore the appearance and function of your concrete surfaces, call Cascade Mudjacking at 303-840-4725.