Polyjacking or Mudjacking: What Is the Best Concrete Repair Solution?
Whether your concrete is cracked, sunken, broken, or uneven, it can look like new after quick, reliable, expert concrete repair! But what kind of concrete repair is right for you?
There are two common types of concrete repair: mudjacking and polyjacking. Although they may sound similar, there are key differences between the two methods that could make or break your concrete repair. Let’s compare mudjacking and polyjacking to discover the best solution at the best cost to you.
What is Mudjacking?
Mudjacking is a concrete repair method that uses a mud mix injected underneath your broken concrete to raise and level it. A pump is used to push the mud underneath the concrete, pushing it back into place.
LARGER DRILL HOLES
Two-inch holes are drilled into your concrete to pump the mud mixture below. This is significantly larger than holes used for polyjacking.
LONGER CURE TIME
This means that your sidewalk, driveway, or other pathway is unusable during this time.
It is also important to keep your mudjacking repairs dry while they are setting for 1-2 days, so weather and rain must be considered when scheduling a repair.
DOESN'T LAST AS LONG
The mudjacking mud mixture also relies on the soil underneath the concrete to stabilize the repair, so a successful concrete repair is not guaranteed. Since the underlying soil is already loose and crumbled from the damaged concrete, a mudjacking repair can be damaged again in a short time.
What is Polyjacking?
Polyjacking is a concrete repair method that uses polyurethane instead of a mud mix to level your concrete. Polyurethane is a high-density foam that expands in seconds to create a durable, waterproof concrete repair.
SMALLER DRILL HOLES
Concrete technicians using polyjacking drill 5/8” holes in the damaged concrete to inject the poly under the surface. This is a significantly smaller impact on your concrete than mudjacking.
SHORTER CURE TIME
Since polyjacking uses an expanding foam instead of mud to repair your concrete, repairs can be applied and dried in an hour! This means same-day repairs for your driveway or sidewalk.
Polyurethane foam is waterproof and has sustained strength against erosion. This means that weather and other environment concerns that may apply to mudjacking are of no consequence to polyjacking.
Poly foam also strengthens and fortifies the soil/foundation below your concrete, so polyjacking repairs offer a satisfaction guarantee. The damage or erosion that damaged your concrete initially won’t cause further damage, repair, or costly replacements in the future.
THE VERDICT: POLYJACKING IS BETTER
We’ve come along way since the mudjacking days. Polyjacking is the concrete repair solution used most often for highway and major roadway repair because of the foam strength and quick application. Polyjacking offers incredible benefits to which mudjacking offers no comparison.
Your concrete will have fewer and smaller holes after polyjacking repair, your concrete will be ready for use in the same day, and your repairs will last longer than any mudjacking job.
HOW CAN YOU BENEFIT FROM POLYJACKING SERVICES?
Homeowners and businesses across the Kansas City metro choose polyjacking for their concrete repair needs. Here’s why you should too.
Polyjacking, Makes a Difference
The Right Partner For Your CONCRETE REPAIR
From same-day repair to life-long durability, polyjacking can fix your concrete at the best cost to you. Repair your concrete the right way the first time around with Joco Foam Pro polyjacking repair services.
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We had a ranch slab rental house poly jacked by JOCO FOAM PRO LLC, and were very pleased with the results. Nate was very professional and responsive to our questions of the settling condition the house was in. He and his crew were very efficient and fast in completing the job. Nate saved us from replacing all the flooring in the house by being sensitive to where he was able to perform his operation. We can not say enough about him and his crew. We tell everyone who will listen.
– PRISCILLA E.