FAQ

FAQ: You have questions and we have answers!

 

Why do I have a void under my concrete?

The last three years the Midwest has had exceptionally dry seasons. The ground under your concrete settles and compacts creating spaces. It also could be that the concrete was poured before the ground had settled.

How long will you be here to fix my driveway?        

It usually takes between 3-6 hours. It depends on how big the project is. To raise the steps may only take 90 minutes. When we give you a quote, we can estimate the time it ill take us to do the job.

Is there a deposit required?

No. Payment is due upon completion of the work.

Why does dirt keep washing out under my driveway or sidewalk?

You may have a gutter that is not properly draining away from the concrete or the ground water is not draining away from your concrete. Having been in the construction industry we may be able to access the situation when we are there for the estimate.

How do you differ from other mud jacking companies?

Besides using foam to raise and level concrete, we have been in construction for over 35 years. There are systems at play around your house. Structurally, we can tell what will the issues are in and around your home and what will ensure the work we do will be effective for the long run.

Why do I have to put dirt around the edges of my sidewalk around the foam?

When the foam is exposed to sunlight it breaks it down. Dirt is like a sunblock for the foam.

Should I replace my driveway or fix it?

When we see your driveway we will let you know. 5% of the estimates we have given need to have the concrete replaced.

How soon can I use my driveway after you fix it?

You can drive on it when we leave. You can park a vehicle on it in 24 hours.

What happens if my driveway is sunken by the garage and I don’t fix it?

The driveway is acting like a bridge and it is not designed to be a bridge. If you don’t fix it will begin to crack, the rebar under the driveway will start to give and it will sink more and cost you more to fix it.

Why are you a little more expensive than mudjacking?

We are not using dirt mixed with other substances. We use state-of-the-art polyurethane foam.Most mudjacking is temporary. In our experience bidding jobs, a large number of the bids were for jobs that had been mudjacked more than once.

How much will it cost me?

The only way to estimate the cost is to see the concrete that needs to be repaired and give you a estimate in writing. The price of your project will depend on how large the void under your concrete is. The amount of foam we use to raise and lift your concrete determines the cost.

Is there anything I need to do after my driveway is repaired?

In order to preserve the warranty on your driveway, we recommend that you caulk the cracks in the driveway 7-10 days after the work is done. We’ll make sure to let you know how to maintain the driveway before we leave.