Your Ultimate Guide to Mudjacking and Concrete Leveling

Hey there, fellow homeowner! Have you ever found yourself pondering the peculiar term “mudjacking” or “concrete leveling” while chatting with your neighbors or searching the depths of the internet for solutions to your sinking driveway? Well, you’re in luck because we’re about to guide you through this fascinating process and equip you with all the knowledge you need to decide if mudjacking may be the right step for you! 

What on Earth is Mudjacking?

Mudjacking and Concrete Leveling are two terms used when talking about lifting slabs with an injected media. It involves pumping our special mixture of crushed limestone rock and water beneath settled concrete slabs to lift them back to their former glory. It’s like giving your concrete a much-needed boost from beneath, restoring them to a level, even position. Think of it as a concrete spa day!

Mudjacking Process 

Curious about how this process works? Allow us to enlighten you! A1 Concrete Leveling follows a simple three-step process:

  • Step 1 involves drilling holes approximately 1 inch in diameter into the sunken slabs. 
  • Step 2, a mix of limestone and water is gently pumped through these holes to the underside of the slab under low pressure, effectively raising it to a level position. 
  • Step 3 entails a thorough cleaning of the area after the slabs have been lifted, followed by sealing the drill holes for a seamless finish.

Pros and Cons:

Every hero has their strengths and weaknesses, and mudjacking is no exception! Let’s take a quick peek at the pros and cons:


  • Provide a durable repair when executed correctly. It’s like giving your concrete surfaces a suit of armor!
  • Lift up heavier concrete slabs and reach those hard-to-access areas, thanks to our patented process.
  • Budget-friendly option compared to full concrete replacements. 


  • The drill holes may leave behind visible surface scars, and the process can be a tad messy at the time of service. But hey, a little messiness is a small price to pay for level concrete!
  • Some customers often tell us they regret not having us come out sooner.

Common Mudjacking Myths

Myth #1: Mudjacking material weighs down the soil.

Myth #2: Mudjacking repairs don’t come with warranties.

Myth #3: Mudjacking repairs have to be redone.

Myth #4: Mudjacking drill holes cause concrete to crack.

Myth #5: Mudjacking leaves behind a mess.

Don’t be swayed by common misconceptions about mudjacking and concrete leveling spread by some companies promoting foam concrete leveling services. These myths, though prevalent, are easily debunked. Firstly, the idea that mudjacking material weighs down the soil is false; in fact, the concrete itself outweighs the leveling material. Our crushed rock slurry puts less pressure on the soil than the average 10 year old child standing on one foot. It is true that there can be some compaction of the soil from the leveling process.  It is critical to understand that you cannot lift a slab unless the soil is stable enough to support the weight of the slab, the lifting materials, and the lifting process.  The soils will compact until the proper stability is achieved. Only then will the slab begin to lift. Additionally, A1 Concrete Leveling offers warranties, and reputable contractors prioritize customer satisfaction over warranty terms. Another myth is that mudjacking repairs need frequent redoing, whereas, in reality, the soil beneath the slab, not the lifting material, is subject to erosion and compaction and everything resting on the soils will sink along with it should the soils fail.  Concerns about drill holes causing concrete cracks are largely unfounded, as the risk is minimal and aesthetics is the primary concern. Lastly, the notion that mudjacking creates a mess is untrue; its natural materials are easily cleaned compared to the residue left by chemical foams.

Is Mudjacking Right for You?

So, is mudjacking the fairy godmother your concrete has been dreaming of? It could be! 

If you’re dealing with trip hazards, settling slabs, or voids under your concrete, mudjacking might just be the perfect solution. But remember, it’s always a good idea to explore all your options before making a decision.

If you’re ready to learn more about what mudjacking – or any other concrete leveling method – can do for your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free estimate! Because when it comes to your concrete, knowledge is power – and we’re here to empower you every step of the way.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s give your concrete surfaces the royal treatment they deserve!

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