You have a concrete or cement surface around your home that has sunken somehow and needs to be lifted back into its original position. Maybe it’s causing water to pool on your patio or it’s creating a tripping hazard on your sidewalk.
This annoying uneven concrete has got to be fixed. You’ve heard of mud jacking but how much does that kinda thing cost?
At Anchor Foundation Repair, we have leveled concrete on hundreds of homes in Bryan, College Station, and other Brazos Valley communities like Caldwell and Burton. We can certainly give you some average pricing for mud jacking in the Central Texas area.
This article will quickly review the costs for typical small, mid-range, and larger concrete lifting projects. Then we describe when mud jacking is a good choice for your needs.
What Is the Price of a Typical Mud Jacking Job?
The mud jacking process to lift and level concrete can be done in a day or less. Quick turnaround is one of the great benefits of mud jacking, as well as a cheaper cost than a full replacement of concrete surfaces.
Fast work is one reason why a mud jacking repair costs less than a full replacement of your concrete surface. A typical-sized job might cost between $1,200 to $2,800 in our Central Texas area.
The cost of mud jacking depends on how much time it takes, how many surfaces need raising, and how much slurry material is needed to complete the job. Some contractors will price this work only on how much time it takes, others might use a combination of pricing methods like using square footage along with time and materials.
Let’s say you have a 9-foot by 12-foot concrete patio that has sunken and needs to be lifted on one side or corner. Mud jacking the patio back into place might cost around $900. A full removal and replacement cost for that size patio would be around $1,800 or more. So replacing concrete surfaces can be like twice as expensive as just raising them.
What is the Cost for Smaller or Larger Mud Jacking Projects?
Ok, so now you want to know what is considered small, medium, and large in the world of mud jacking and how much do those kinds of jobs cost? It’s like I can read your mind, right?
This pricing is put into the concrete driveway realm but can apply just as easily to sidewalks, patios, or any other section of concrete slab that doesn’t have a building on top of it.
A smaller mud jacking project involving around 20 square feet of concrete to lift would be around $1,600 to raise and level. A larger driveway or concrete area with multiple cracks would cost $2,700 to mud jack back into place. Then a significant job involving an entire large two-lane driveway might cost you around $7,000 or more.
Remember that fully replacing that big driveway might cost twice as much, and then also take ten times longer with lots of intrusiveness to your home too.
Is Mud Jacking Right for Your Concrete Surface Needs?
Are the mud jack fairies speaking to you yet? Mud jacking is best for certain homeowners and particular times. To sum up situations where it might be best to use mud jacking, here are three perfect scenarios where mud jacking would one of the best choices to level your concrete:
- The surface has life left in it, just needs to be bumped back up into position.
- Tripping hazards are your main concern, a few visual crack lines don’t matter.
- You don’t want a full replacement of concrete due to lack of funds or desire, but want to do something to make it better until it is absolutely time for a full replacement.
“Mud jacking is fantastic, but it is not a fix-all. I know the driveways and surfaces we can’t repair and will let you know up front and transparently if yours is a good candidate or not.”-Craig Tripp, President, Owner, CEO, Straight-Talkin’ Dude
Does Your Concrete Surface Sound Right for Mud Jacking?
Are you all *jacked-up* (can’t miss an opportunity for a mud jacking joke) and ready to get started? Maybe you have a few more questions first? Anchor Foundation Repair provides mud jacking services and can talk with you about it and get you a quote on the repair.
Our guiding principle at Anchor Foundation Repair is to be a resource and of service to the community through our 100% transparent and honest assessments of your home and property. We are ready to advise you on what we would do if we were you to handle both foundation repair or concrete surface improvement through mud jacking.
Reach out to us through our contact form to take the first step in getting a quote from us and on your way to getting your concrete surfaces back in line.