What is Slabjacking? Part 2 of 3 (In action)

Posted by in Buying/Maintaining a Home, Concrete | January 11, 2016

In our last post we briefly discussed slabjacking of concrete pavements.

Since I recently had slab jacking performed at my home, I thought some photos of slabjacking in action would be helpful.

Figure 1 (During) First holes are drilled through the slab at select locations.

Figure 1 (During) First holes are drilled through the slab at select locations.

Figure 2 (During) The equipment is generally comprised of a grout filled wagon, hose, valve, and a pump.

Figure 2 (During) The equipment is generally comprised of a grout filled wagon, hose, valve, and a pump.

Figure 3 (During) The is pumped under the slab through the holes drilled in Figure 1.  The pressurized grout lifts the slab.

Figure 3 (During) The is pumped under the slab through the holes drilled in Figure 1. The pressurized grout lifts the slab.

You can see from the photographs that slabjacking is a science and an art.  Experience is of the utmost importance.

Next week we see the finished result.

How do you find a reputable slabjacker?  I did a search for “slabjacking” on Angie’s List and found a company with a very good rating that I recalled hiring about a decade ago to slabjack another portion of my driveway.  This rating confirmed my past experience with them.

(By the way – “Thank you” to Accurate Concrete Leveling, Inc. for allowing me to photograph slabjacking in action.)

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