Slabjacking is a method of concrete repair used to level sinking surfaces through a minimally disruptive process. To lift the concrete, a technician will drill holes into the surface and insert hoses to grout into the foundation. In just a few hours, the ground will become more supportive and restore the concrete to a desirable level.
The Dwyer Company, a leading concrete repair company in both Kentucky and Ohio, defines slabjacking as a great alternative to comprehensive concrete replacement. If the dirt beneath the concrete was not originally well-compacted, the surface is likely to sink. However, soil erosion and shrinkage are also major causes of sunken concrete. In either situation, slabjacking is used to insert new, solid material into the foundation, allowing the surface to become level and remain sturdy.
While slab replacement is one possible way to resolve sunken surfaces, concrete lifting through slabjacking is typically less time-consuming and considerably less expensive. In fact, because fewer materials and processes are needed to level the concrete, slabjacking may cost as much as half of what full replacement would. As an additional benefit, this method can be adapted to any size surface, whether you need to level a sunken concrete driveway, patio, or walkway.
This type of foundation repair can be done with anything resting on top of the surface, whether it’s heavy equipment or a building. In contrast to pouring fresh concrete, slabjacking can be done in almost any type of weather condition, making it something homeowners can do any time of the year.
If you have sunken concrete, The Dwyer Company can provide quick, easy slabjacking in Louisville and Lexington, KY, or West Chester, OH. Call (502) 489-5438 to request an estimate or schedule concrete repair in your area, or visit online for a full list of their services.