The Mudjacking Process
The first step to mudjacking is to drill through the concrete in a strategically placed pattern in which the holes are usually somewhere between two to four feet apart, depending on the individual slab or slabs. Our holes are one and three-eighths inches in diameter.
Then our "mud" (see Materials section below) is hydraulically pumped through the holes, filling voids and raising the concrete once they are filled. By changing the amount of mud pumped into different holes, we can achieve the desired grade. When the raising is completed, the holes are thoroughly cleaned and filled with new concrete.
The "mud" mentioned earlier is a mixture of dirt, water, and portland cement. The dirt is processed by Del Sievert Trucking Inc. and consists of 60 percent clay, 20 percent sand, and 20 percent lime. To every yard of this, we add three 94-pound bags of the portland cement and water. We call this a three-bag mix. It contains approximately half of the portland cement as for new concrete.
- The cement and the water are added on the job to obtain the desired slump (density).
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Honeyagers Mudjack Service
15879 W National Ave
New Berlin, WI 53151