What Is Concrete Lifting?

If you notice that you are getting cracks in your walls or your doors aren't closing the way that they should, that could be a sign that your foundation is settling or is uneven. You will need to have a contractor come out and look at your foundation for you so that you can see what kind of options you have. The contractor may suggest that they do some concrete lifting on your slab so that your foundation will become level and your house will stop sustaining any damage. But you might not know what concrete lifting is.

Concrete Lifting

Concrete lifting is also called slab jacking. Basically, it's the process of pumping mud or grout under the concrete slab in order to bring it back up to level. There's an entire process to concrete lifting that has to be followed in order to make sure that nothing causes any damage to your house or anything else that might be sitting on that concrete slab. 


The first part of the process is to evaluate the slab. The contractor that is going to do the work for you will look at your slab, see how out-of-level it is, and decide what is going to need to be done to bring it back to the way that it should be. Part of the evaluation process is going to be figuring out where the holes should be drilled in order to pump the mud or grout under the slab. It has to be done in the right place in order to make sure that you get the result that you want. 


Once the evaluation has been done, including deciding what kind of mud or grout should be pumped under the slab, it's time to start doing the actual work. The contractor will start by drilling the holes at the pre-assigned spots. Once that's happened, they will start pumping in the mud. They won't be doing it fast because doing it too fast will cause more damage. So, they will do it slowly so that they can watch to make sure that the slab comes up to level and to make sure it doesn't crack. 

If you have noticed signs that your foundation is starting to settle or go off level, you need to have a contractor come out and look at it for you. They may suggest that you get it lifted. 

To learn more, contact a resource like The Dwyer Company.