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Why mudjack instead of replacing my concrete?

In many cases concrete is replaced because the homeowners weren’t aware of a quicker, cheaper and environmentally safer option. Instead of the noise of jack hammering and heavy equipment, the damage to your lawn and landscaping and the filling of our landfills you can choose a better way. Of course you still have to bring in the new concrete, stay off of it for several days and replace you’re damaged lawn. We drill holes, pump in mud to raise the concrete and then seal the holes. We clean up our mess and you are free to walk on the area within a couple of hours.

Why should I hire EcoLift?

Our trained and certified technicians perform the work in a safe, clean and professional manner. We stand behind our 2 year warranty. EcoLift offers fair, honest, and competitive pricing. Our workmanship is second to none with attention to detail that provides you with a quality end result. EcoLift has specially formulated concrete raising material and hole patterns to assure that your repair will stand the test of time.

How much does concrete raising cost?

Concrete raising is typically about half the cost of replacing the same concrete. Ultimately the cost of raising or stabilizing concrete is a direct reflection of how much material the project will take. A simple project to raise a slab of concrete will cost less than if there is a large void under the slab that will require more material. The bottom line is that concrete raising is up to 50% less than replacement.  Add to this the savings in not having to replace costly landscaping and it saves you money.

Depending on how far the slab is settled, if there are voids present or if other sections need to be involved in the repair will determine where in this scale the job would be bid. This is why EcoLift offers FREE estimates so that our seasoned estimator can look at your project and provide you with an accurate estimate of what if will cost to complete your specific project.

How long will it take to get my work done?

After an estimate is requested, we will have our seasoned estimator look at your project and provide you with a proposal to complete your concrete repair work. Provided the area is accessible to our estimator, it is not necessary to be present at the time of the estimate. After the proposal is accepted EcoLift requires a signed copy of the estimate before scheduling the work to be complete which can be roughly 2-4 weeks after your acceptance. For your convenience, it is not necessary to be home when the work is completed.

How many holes will there be?

On the day of your work, holes are strategically drilled every 3-5 feet in the settled area. Holes are necessary to lift slabs, drilling holes cannot be avoided.

What kind of material do you use?

Mudjacking material is a sand based grout that will not lose its density. This non-organic mixture is pumped under the slab of concrete. Different from organic material, EcoLift’s slurry will not decompose or breakdown.

Will there be heavy trucks on my lawn?

The EcoLift truck and trailer will remain parked on the street while the concrete repair crew maneuvers the equipment to the site requiring repair. The hydraulic mudpump is roughly the size of a riding lawn mower. Armed with lengths of hose, the mudjacking crew can reach just about anywhere.

How do you fill the holes?After the concrete is raised, a foam plug is inserted into the hole, and is patched over with cement. It is recommended to allow the patch material to set up before use which is typically a couple of hours.

Is there any maintenance needed?

Now that the work is completed it is the homeowner’s responsibility to caulk the seams of the sections that were repaired, or backfill against any exposed areas to contain the material and prevent future sinking. Self leveling cement caulk can be purchased at any home improvement store and works great for sealing joints. Using a silicone based pourable self leveling caulk is recommended. If a crack is very large sand can be put down before adding the caulk to the top to use less material.

What can be raised?

Solid slabs of concrete can be raise and stabilized. This includes sidewalks, patios, driveways, garage aprons, garage floors, and warehouse floors. Slabs of concrete that are too badly cracked may also be to far damaged to lift.

What is EcoLift’s Service Area?

EcoLift is proud to serve the entire Twin Cities Area. We are located east of the river in Lake Elmo. If you are located outside of this area we will gladly refer you to another concrete raising company.