Many homeowners in the Chicago area experience sinking concrete slabs due to the varying weather conditions in the Chicagoland area. The reasons for this phenomenon are simple. Early in spring, after the ground has thawed from winter, homeowners often experience the unpleasant effect of ground consolidation, resulting in cracked and settled concrete. Concrete settlement will often lead to tripping hazards and improper water run off towards your foundation. We have a solution that may work for you, the process of mud jacking. United Structural Systems of Illinois is your mud jacking Chicago resource.
Concrete slabs will crack primarily due to poor soil preparation, consolidation or washout of material that originally supported the slab. Further, once cracked, water penetrates the slab more easily, and the freezing and thawing of this water expedites the deterioration process of the concrete and weight bearing soils. These situations are when
mud jacking comes in to play. Concrete crack repair with
concrete jacking and cement jacking is utilized to help with
any concrete crack repair in Chicago area homes that needs
to be addressed.
Mud jacking, or concrete raising, is a process which hydraulically lifts and levels an existing damaged concrete walkway, driveway, or steps to their original position via grout pressure. United Structural Systems of Illinois can expertly and cost effectively mud jack your concrete slab back to its original height. Since it typically costs about half as much as total concrete replacement, it is often an affordable alternative. We have many years of experience in mud jacking, so you can be sure that this solution will work for you when you work with our contractors. For mud jacking Chicago Illinois solutions, we have definitely got you covered.
USS of Illinois: Chicago Mudjacking Experts
United Structural Systems of Illinois only uses an environmentally safe
mud jacking grouting mixture that is pumped under existing concrete slabs to raise hazardous, unsightly areas back into place. Repairs are commonly made on sunken driveways, porches, sidewalks, floors, steps, patios, and pool decks.
Our process begins with drilling several holes into the sunken concrete at appropriate locations. Then we start injecting the pressurized clay/cement slurry under the slab. Once the voids are filled, a continued application of the solution under low pressure causes the concrete slab to rise until the desired level of the slab is achieved. Upon the completion of the mud jacking, the holes are sealed off using a durable cement mixture. The newly repaired area can usually be used the same day that we complete your slab
and concrete repairs. Remember, as with all foundation repairs, not all
mud jacking or mud jackers are the same. Extreme care must be taken to fill voids without over raising or sending pressurized grout to unwanted locations. This can only be accomplished with trained crews like the ones at United Structural Systems of Illinois.
So if you notice that you have an uneven driveway or walkway, or stairs that have sunken in, these are all dangerous things to have for your family and neighbors. We can provide you with a free estimate for your mud jacking Chicago project, and let you know the cost and scope of the job prior to starting. We can make these areas safe for your family again, not to mention raise your curb appeal. So contact the USS of Illinois team today to get started.
Contact us to arrange a free inspection
and mud jacking in your Chicago area home!