Both mudjacking and polyurethane concrete raising involve injecting filler beneath the sunken slab through holes drilled into the concrete, but that’s where the similarities end. Mudjacking uses a mixture of sand, water, and cement, which weighs over 100 pounds per cubic foot. Polyurethane foam weighs only 2 pounds per square foot, meaning it’s easier on the soil underneath the concrete. It also resists future water penetration, meaning your repair will last for years.
Compared to Mudjacking, Polyurethane Foam Lifting is . . .
Faster and Easier to Install
Polyurethane concrete raising requires just a few 5/8″ drill holes, compared to the larger holes used in mudjacking. The install takes less manpower and the process is much cleaner—there’s no muddy mess left behind. Our method takes about 15 minutes to cure, compared to 4-6 hours after mudjacking. You’ll be able to use your concrete almost immediately after repairs are complete.
Polyurethane concrete raising can be used for a wide variety of applications. While mudjacking can be used for leveling driveways or sidewalks, polyurethane foam can level driveways, sidewalks, concrete floors, and even public highways.
Due to its lightweight quality, polyurethane does not cause additional pressure or add weight to the weakened soil beneath the slab. Unlike mudjacking, which weighs approximately 100 pounds per cubic foot of material, polyurethane foam weighs only 2 pounds per cubic foot and can support the concrete slab without causing further stress.
Polyurethane doesn’t shrink or break down over time. It increases your concrete’s strength and ability to bear weight while keeping problematic moisture out.
Better for the Environment
Mudjacking or replacing concrete creates a lot of waste. Polyurethane is non-toxic and environmentally friendly.
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