Concrete Leveling and Lifting Services in ME and NH, including Portland, Bangor & Rochester.

Mud Jacking and Slab Jacking in Greater Portland

As patios, walkways, driveways, and concrete steps sink, they can crack and create uneven surfaces. Sinking concrete is unsightly, and it can create a tripping hazard.

Traditionally, this problem is often repaired by a process called mud jacking.

Mud jacking: a repair technique for lifting concrete slabs that have settled over time with a mortar-based mix.

Mud jacking

(also known as):
  • Slab Jacking
  • Concrete lifting
  • Concrete raising
  • Grout pumping
  • Slab leveling

Mud jacking involves pumping a mortar-based mixture of "mud" or "slurry" underneath a settling slab. This injected material is a mixture of water, soil, sand and Portland cement that cures to become a solid, stable fill.

As the mixture is pumped underneath the concrete slab, it fills all empty spaces and creates pressure on the slab that lifts the surface upwards. Once injected, the slurry will then harden into a solid fill that's more stable than the soil, yet lighter than concrete.

TC Hafford Basement Systems is pleased to offer an alternative approach to concrete mud jacking using PolyLEVEL™ as a less destructive approach to mud jacking. Want to see why we choose PolyLEVEL? Learn more about our mud jacking alternative.

When is mud jacking NOT Appropriate?

Mud jacking is effective for heavier concrete structures when used in conjunction with slab piers. It should not be considered as a standalone solution to lifting a footing or floor slab that has settled in your home.

In most cases, mud jacking alone will not be able to lift both a slab and the heavy partition walls that sit on top of it. In cases where mud jacking isn't effective, we often recommend installing slab piers instead.

If mud jacking does lift the concrete slab, it may be difficult to control where mud jacking lifts the walls, causing them to lift unevenly.

More importantly, this kind of solution is temporary. Even with the voids filled, the soil below is likely to continue settling over time. Ultimately, you'd have to call your contractor to your home over and over again to repeat the mud jacking process -- or call someone who can use a different solution that can fix it once and for all!

Mud jacking is also not appropriate as a "do-it-yourself" repair. Mud jacking requires special equipment and professional experience. All work should be done through a trained, professional mud jacking contractor who has excellent knowledge of local soil conditions.

TC Hafford Basement Systems is Greater Portland's trusted concrete leveling contractor. Schedule an estimate to learn more about why PolyLEVEL is our top choice for repairing sunken driveways, sidewalks and more!

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Serving ME and NH including the Greater Portland area
Our Maine and New Hampshire Service Area
Cities in Androscoggin County, ME
Auburn
Danville
Durham
East Livermore
East Poland
Greene
Leeds
Lewiston
Lisbon
Lisbon Falls
Livermore
Livermore Falls
Mechanic Falls
Minot
North Turner
Poland
Sabattus
Turner
West Minot
West Poland
Wales

Cities in Aroostook County, ME
Ashland
Benedicta
Blaine
Bridgewater
Caribou
Clayton Lake
Crouseville
Eagle Lake
Easton
Estcourt Station
Fort Fairfield
Fort Kent
Fort Kent Mills
Frenchville
Grand Isle
Houlton
Island Falls
Limestone
Madawaska
Mapleton
Mars Hill
Monticello
New Limerick
New Sweden
Oakfield
Orient
Oxbow
Perham
Portage
Presque Isle
Saint Agatha
Saint David
Saint Francis
Sheridan
Sherman
Sinclair
Smyrna Mills
Stockholm
Van Buren
Wallagrass
Washburn
Westfield
Wytopitlock
Allagash
Amity
Bancroft
Blanie
Cary Plantation
Castle Hill
Caswell
Chapman
Crystal
Dickey
Cyr Plantation
Dyer Brook
Garfield Plantaion
Glenwood Plantation
Hamlin
Hammond
Haynesville
Hersey
Hodgdon
Linneus
Littleton
Ludlow
Macwahoc Plantation
Masardis
Merrill
Moro Plantation
Nashville Plantation
New Canada
Portage Lake
Reed Planation
Saint John Plantation
Silver River
Smyrna
Wade
Weeksboro
Westmanland
Weston
Winterville Plantation
Woodland
Central Aroostook
Connor
Northwest Aroostook
South Aroostook
Square Lake
Madawaska Lake
Cross Lake

Cities in Cumberland County, ME
Bailey Island
Bridgton
Brunswick
Bustins Island
Cape Elizabeth
Casco
Chebeague Island
Cliff Island
Cumberland Center
Cumberland Foreside
East Baldwin
Falmouth
Freeport
Gorham
Gray
Harpswell
Harrison
Long Island
Naples
New Gloucester
North Bridgton
North Yarmouth
Orrs Island
Peaks Island
Portland
Pownal
Raymond
Scarborough
Sebago
South Casco
South Freeport
South Portland
South Windham
Standish
Steep Falls
West Baldwin
Westbrook
Windham
Yarmouth
Baldwin
Cumberland
Frye Island

Cities in Franklin County, ME
Dryden
East Dixfield
East Wilton
Eustis
Farmington
Farmington Falls
Jay
Kingfield
New Sharon
New Vineyard
North Jay
Oquossoc
Phillips
Rangeley
Stratton
Strong
Temple
Weld
West Farmington
Wilton
Avon
Carrabassett Valley
Carthage
Chesterville
Coplin Plantation
Dallas Plantation
Industry
Madrid
Rangeley Plantation
Sandy River Plantation
Wyman
Freeman
West Central Franklin
South Franklin
North Franklin
East Central Franklin

Cities in Hancock County, ME
Aurora
Bar Harbor
Bass Harbor
Bernard
Birch Harbor
Blue Hill
Brooklin
Brooksville
Bucksport
Castine
Corea
Cranberry Isles
Deer Isle
East Blue Hill
East Orland
Ellsworth
Franklin
Frenchboro
Gouldsboro
Hancock
Harborside
Hulls Cove
Islesford
Little Deer Isle
Mount Desert
Northeast Harbor
Orland
Penobscot
Prospect Harbor
Salsbury Cove
Sargentville
Seal Cove
Seal Harbor
Sedgwick
Sorrento
Southwest Harbor
Stonington
Sullivan
Sunset
Surry
Swans Island
Winter Harbor
Amherst
Dedham
Eastbrook
Great Pond
Lamoine
Mariaville
Osborn
Otis
Tremont
Trenton
Verona
Waltham
Central Hancock
East Hancock
Northwest Hancock

Cities in Kennebec County, ME
Albion
Augusta
Belgrade
Belgrade Lakes
China Village
Clinton
East Vassalboro
East Winthrop
Farmingdale
Gardiner
Hallowell
Kents Hill
Litchfield
Manchester
Monmouth
Mount Vernon
North Monmouth
North Vassalboro
Oakland
Randolph
Readfield
South China
South Gardiner
Vassalboro
Vienna
Waterville
Wayne
Windsor
Winthrop
Benton
Chelsea
China
Fayette
Pittston
Rome
Sidney
West Gardiner
Winslow

Cities in Knox County, ME
Camden
Cushing
Friendship
Glen Cove
Hope
Isle Au Haut
Matinicus
North Haven
Owls Head
Port Clyde
Rockland
Rockport
South Thomaston
Spruce Head
Tenants Harbor
Thomaston
Union
Vinalhaven
Warren
Washington
West Rockport
Appleton
Matinicus Isle
Saint George
Criehaven

Cities in Lincoln County, ME
Alna
Boothbay
Boothbay Harbor
Bremen
Bristol
Chamberlain
Coopers Mills
Damariscotta
Dresden
East Boothbay
Edgecomb
Isle Of Springs
Jefferson
Monhegan
New Harbor
Newcastle
Nobleboro
Pemaquid
Round Pond
South Bristol
Southport
Squirrel Island
Trevett
Waldoboro
Walpole
West Boothbay Harbor
Whitefield
Wiscasset
Monhegan Island
Somerville
Westport

Cities in Oxford County, ME
Andover
Bethel
Brownfield
Bryant Pond
Buckfield
Canton
Center Lovell
Denmark
Dixfield
East Andover
Fryeburg
Greenwood
Hanover
Hebron
Hiram
Lovell
Mexico
Newry
North Waterford
Norway
Oxford
Paris
Peru
Porter
Roxbury
Rumford
South Paris
Stoneham
Sumner
Waterford
West Bethel
West Paris
Bryon
Gilead
Hartford
Lincoln Plantation
Magalloway Plantation
Otisfield
Stow
Sweden
Upton
Woodstock
South Oxford
North Oxford
Milton

Cities in Penobscot County, ME
Bangor
Bradford
Bradley
Brewer
Burlington
Carmel
Charleston
Corinna
Corinth
Dexter
Dixmont
East Millinocket
East Newport
Eddington
Etna
Exeter
Garland
Greenbush
Hampden
Holden
Howland
Hudson
Kenduskeag
Kingman
Lagrange
Lee
Levant
Lincoln
Mattawamkeag
Medway
Milford
Millinocket
Newport
Old Town
Orono
Orrington
Passadumkeag
Patten
Plymouth
Springfield
Stacyville
Stetson
Stillwater
West Enfield
Winn
Alton
Carroll Plantation
Chester
Clifton
Drew Plantation
Edinburg
Enfield
Glenburn
Hermon
Indian Island
Lakeville
Lowell
Maxfield
Mount Chase
Newburgh
Seboeis Plantation
Veazie
Webster Plantation
Woodville

Cities in Piscataquis County, ME
Abbot
Brownville
Brownville Junction
Dover Foxcroft
Greenville
Greenville Junction
Guilford
Milo
Monson
Sangerville
Sebec
Shirley Mills
Atkinson
Beaver Cove
Bowerbank
Dover
Kingsbury Plantation
Lake View Plantation
Medford
Parkmand
Wellington
Willimantic

Cities in Sagadahoc County, ME
Bath
Bowdoin
Bowdoinham
Georgetown
Phippsburg
Richmond
Sebasco Estates
Topsham
Woolwich
Arrowsic
West Bath
Perkins

Cities in Somerset County, ME
Anson
Athens
Bingham
Cambridge
Canaan
Caratunk
Detroit
Fairfield
Harmony
Hartland
Hinckley
Jackman
Madison
New Portland
Norridgewock
North Anson
Palmyra
Pittsfield
Rockwood
Saint Albans
Shawmut
Skowhegan
Smithfield
Solon
West Forks

Cities in Waldo County, ME
Belfast
Brooks
Burnham
Frankfort
Freedom
Islesboro
Liberty
Lincolnville
Lincolnville Center
Monroe
Morrill
Palermo
Sandy Point
Searsmont
Searsport
Stockton Springs
Thorndike
Troy
Unity
Winterport
Belmont
Jackson
Knox
Montville
Northport
Prospect
Swanville
Waldo

Cities in Washington County, ME
Addison
Baileyville
Beals
Brookton
Calais
Cherryfield
Columbia Falls
Cutler
Danforth
Dennysville
East Machias
Eastport
Grand Lake Stream
Harrington
Jonesboro
Jonesport
Lambert Lake
Lubec
Machias
Machiasport
Meddybemps
Milbridge
Pembroke
Perry
Princeton
Robbinston
Steuben
Topsfield
Vanceboro
Waite
Wesley
Whiting
Alexander
Baring Plantation
Beddington
Centerville
Charlotte
Codyville Plantation
Columbia
Cooper
Crawford
Deblois
Indian
Marshfield
Northfield
Pleasant Point
Roque Bluffs
Talmadge
Whitneyville

Cities in York County, ME
Acton
Alfred
Bar Mills
Berwick
Biddeford
Biddeford Pool
Buxton
Cape Neddick
Cape Porpoise
Cornish
East Parsonsfield
East Waterboro
Eliot
Hollis Center
Kennebunk
Kennebunkport
Kittery
Kittery Point
Lebanon
Limerick
Limington
Moody
Newfield
North Berwick
North Waterboro
Ocean Park
Ogunquit
Old Orchard Beach
Parsonsfield
Saco
Sanford
Shapleigh
South Berwick
Springvale
Waterboro
Wells
West Kennebunk
West Newfield
York
York Beach
York Harbor
Arundel
Dayton
Lyman
Portsmouth

Cities in Belknap County, NH
Alton
Alton Bay

Cities in Carroll County, NH
East Wakefield
Effingham
Ossipee
Sanbornville
Union
Wolfeboro
Wolfeboro Falls
Brookfield

Cities in Strafford County, NH
Dover
Farmington
Milton
Milton Mills
New Durham
Newington
Rochester
Rollinsford
Somersworth

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