Mud Jacking!

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Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

Somehow, before this week started, I was reasonably sure I would never utter these two words in the same sentence, Mud Jacking. Well, I have learned all about this process this week.

Have you ever noticed that sometimes front brick step seem to settle and pull away from the house foundation? I see this on many homes I show. I guess after a certain amount of time, most homes go through this. There are a couple of fixes that I have found.

The first fix involves installing a couple of jacks on either side of the steps and actually jacking up the steps into their original location and then filling in below them to keep them there. I think this is what I will be doing soon for mine. My steps have just begun the process of falling and I want to fix them while it will still be easy (Cheaper).

While checking on methods to fix my steps I came across Mud Jacking. It is usually used to lift concrete slabs such as those found in a basement, driveway, or sidewalk. If the slab has dropped, mud jacking can fix it. The process involves drilling a hole into the slab and injecting a slurry of concrete and mud into the cavity underneath. Eventually, when the cavity is full, the pressure builds up and pushes the slab upwards to where it belongs.

So now, you can enjoy your day with the knowledge that when the topic of mud jacking comes up at your next gathering, you will be able to chime in with enthusiasm! You are welcome.

 

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Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage

 

Ph. 770.713.1545

www.denboerhomes.com

 

I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.

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Susan Laxson CRS
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Activerain always provides me a learning opportunity and today "Mud Jacking" wins for a new term and explanation.  Thanks for sharing!

Sep 24, 2015 10:50 PM #1
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Peter den Boer
Atlanta Communities - Woodstock, GA
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Susan Laxson  - Glad I could help today!

Sep 24, 2015 10:52 PM #2
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Roger D. Mucci
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Never heard of the term mud jacking.....my lesson for the day.

Sep 24, 2015 11:16 PM #3
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James Dray
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Good morning Peter.  I've heard a lot of terminology in my days but never Mud Jacking.  Another lesson learned here in the Rain

Sep 24, 2015 11:19 PM #4
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Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert
Zion Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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We don't have too many settling problems in Gilbert but now I know what the options are to fix it!

Sep 25, 2015 01:02 AM #5
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Kathy Sheehan
Bay Equity, LLC 770-634-4021 - Atlanta, GA
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That is a new one for me too!

Sep 25, 2015 05:36 AM #6
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Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
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Mud jacking was used in Dallas in the past to lift concrete. Do cement contractors or foundation companies do the work? In recent years, I've not found a company who does mud jacking.

Sep 27, 2015 03:15 PM #7
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Shirley Coomer
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I love what I can learn on AR.  Who knows in Real Estate when you will learn something new and useful?

Sep 27, 2015 11:24 PM #8
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