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Concrete Repair Methods

When it comes to concrete repair methods there are a few options available to homeowners, but polyurethane foam injection out performs traditional repair methods such as mudjacking and concrete replacement.

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When it comes to concrete repair methods there are a few options available to homeowners, but polyurethane foam injection out performs traditional repair methods such as mudjacking and concrete replacement. 

concrete repair methods

Concrete Repair Methods – Traditional


Mudjacking is an old-fashioned method for lifting concrete. It involves drilling a series of soda can-sized holes throughout a concrete slab and then filling them with cement and/or mud in an attempt to raise the sunken slab. Although mudjacking has been around for a long time, this concrete repair method is plagued with many challenges.

One of the biggest drawbacks to mudjacking is that it is very invasive. The high-pressure grout used in the mudjacking process is very messy. In fact, often times the mud and cement used to fill the holes spews out of the holes, making a large mess that is almost impossible to clean up.

Concrete Replacement

Concrete replacement is a very invasive and intensive process. In order to replace concrete, the existing concrete slabs must first be removed. Heavy-duty equipment like jackhammers, backhoes, and skid steer have to be used to remove and haul the concrete debris away, which can cause major damage to your landscaping and lawn.

Not only is concrete replacement expensive and disruptive, but it does not address the real issue at hand; the weak soil. The weak soil underneath your concrete slab is the reason your slab is sinking and uneven. Think about it, when you install the new concrete slab over the same unstable soil, your new concrete slab will sink just like the old one!

Concrete Repair Methods – Modern Innovation

Polyurethane Foam Injection

Polyurethane foam injection is the preferred concrete lifting method over concrete replacement and mudjacking due to its many benefits. Polyurethane foam injection is a two-part urethane that expands into a rigid foam used to both stabilize and lift concrete.

Polyurethane Foam Injection Benefits 

Quick Cure Time

Unlike concrete replacement which takes days to cure, polyurethane foam injection takes roughly 15 minutes to cure.


Polyurethane foam injection only involves drilling a few penny-sized holes into the concrete slab, making your concrete repair project less messy.


Polyurethane foam injection is fully waterproofed. In fact, polyurethane foam injection can be used to stop a variety of infrastructure leaks.


Polyurethane foam injection only weighs between 4-6 pounds per cubic foot vs. 120 lbs. with traditional methods.

Are You Looking For Local Concrete Lifting Contractors In Virginia, DC, Maryland or Northeastern North Carolina?

At JES Foundation Repair our team of in-house concrete lifting experts have warrantied solutions for concrete slab issue of all types.

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