Mudjacking vs. Polyjacking
If you’re in need of concrete repairs, you’ve likely heard of these two options, but it might be difficult to know which option is best for you. This post will walk you through Mudjacking vs. Polyjacking and why you might want to choose one option over the other.
Mudjacking vs. Polyjacking
What is Mudjacking?
Mudjacking is a more traditional method for lifting and leveling concrete that involves injecting a concrete slurry mix beneath settling slabwork. The concrete slurry usually includes a mix of concrete, gravel, sand, and crushed limestone.
The process of mudjacking is fairly quick, however you still have the typical curing process of concrete. This means that you won’t be able to step on, or use the repaired areas until the concrete is fully cured. Not only does this process have a longer curing time, it also adds more weight to weak soil.
Over time, you’ll begin to notice the same issues you were having before. Because mudjacking is only able to partially fill gaps and voids, and adds more weight, there are more areas where water can break down the structural integrity of the concrete and soil. If water is able to pass through the concrete to the soil beneath, you’re still going to have sinking and settling issues because you haven’t solved the underlying soil problem.
What is Polyjacking?
Polyjacking is a newer method for lifting and leveling concrete. Polyjacking involves injecting engineered polyurethane foam beneath the concrete to lift and level. The polyurethane we use is a high-quality, two-part polyurethane mix that has been designed to withstand weight and water, and won’t deteriorate in the soil.
Depending on the size of the job, polyjacking can be completed within a day. Commercial and larger-scale projects will take more time because there is a lot more planning and surface area to cover. However, majority of residential projects we do are done within this timeframe. With polyurethane, there is less time needed for the curing process, and you’ll be able to walk on or use the repaired area almost immediately.
Unlike mudjacking, polyjacking won’t add unnecessary weight to the soil. Instead, polyurethane will work to restore the structural integrity of the soil, as well as strengthen it as it dries. With polyjacking you won’t have to worry about your repairs failing the following year because it won’t deteriorate, or increase the load on the soil below.
Call Us for your Polyjacking Project
Now that you know the differences between mudjacking vs. polyjacking, contact us when you’re ready to tackle a concrete repair project! We’re the concrete repair experts in Arkansas and will work with you to develop a permanent solution for your concrete problems.