Jack a Slab Services
We specialize in driveways, sidewalks, steps, porches, patios, garage floors, warehouse floors, pillars, foundations, machine pads, retaining walls, and more.
Concrete Slabjacking is an alternative to replacing sunken or uneven concrete, restoring sunken concrete slabs to their original grade.
It is the process of raising or stabilizing faulty concrete pavement, and is performed on cracked and sunken concrete slabs such as driveways, steps and sidewalks, concrete pavement floors and other slab on grade surfaces.
The type of slab Jack a Slab raises is referred to as "floating concrete" meaning the concrete moves with the ground. The ground can move as a result of frost and thawing or the amount of moisture present in the soil at different times of the year.
Therefore, it is necessary to use material that is able to take on or release moisture at the same rate as the surrounding soil as to float the concrete properly [note not using cement].
When new concrete is installed, a base of compacted sand and/or gravel is used. Logic assumes it would be best to raise the sunken slab with more of the same, but it is not possible to pump pure sand. A pumping aid is needed.
The Jack a Slab Material consists of:
- Clay Soil
- Fine Grade Limestone
- Mason Sand
Our material is mixed at each job site to adjust for each condition encountered. Our formulation has enough flexibility to fill voids and pockets. This will result in using more material providing a more thorough complete solution.
Note some competitors mixtures are cement based that can set up too quickly. This creates a "pillaring effect" with material established as pillars and leaving voids throughout the affected area.
What's involved with our estimate
We perform an on-site inspection at our clients convenience. This can be scheduled with or without our clients being present.
Identification / Drawing
After reviewing the condition of the job site we provide a detailed drawing of the affected areas. We give an explanation of the corrective measures necessary.
Mudjacking vs. Removal & Replacement
We provide our clients with information and options to assist them in making their decision. We help you evaluate the manpower, machinery and material necessary.
We provide a detailed quotation. We can also have the proposal broken down into sections should the client wish to address different areas and prioritize the work.