When you’re in search of concrete repair, mudjacking and pumpjacking are common methods contractors offer as a solution for uneven surfaces and sinking slabs. Let’s be real, when it comes to your home or commercial property, you don’t want to choose the first option. This is your investment, if there’s a better solution for you, you should know about it. 

Advancements in the industry have brought PolyLevel foam, engineered specifically to improve efficiency and effectiveness for concrete repair solutions. Weighing the pros and cons of each repair method is the easiest way to decide what works best for you. 

Pros and cons of Mudjacking for concrete repair

Pros of pumpjacking: 

  • Cheaper method than most 
  • Easy to find a contractor who provides mudjacking

Cons of mudjacking:

  • Results might not last: While mudjacking can certainly provide a temporary fix for sunken concrete, it often fails to hold up longer than a few seasons. Within 2-5 years, the injected mud can erode and reinstate the same concrete issues again. 
  • Invasive process: Mudjacking involves drilling larger holes and working with messy materials, therefore, it will take more time to clean up and leave a more obvious patches. 
  • Cure time : Mudjacking takes significantly longer to cure compared to PolyLevel with 24-72 hours of cure time. 

Pros and cons of PolyLevel foam for concrete repair 

Pros of PolyLevel foam:

  • Still a cheaper option than replacing concrete : If you’re looking for a quality result without having to break the bank.
  • Cutting edge technology : A new and reliable approach to concrete levelling, engineered to speed up the repair process and last longer. 
  • Non-invasive process : Quick process, allows safe traffic throughout the work site, and tiny drilling holes with expert patching and blending. 
  • Cure time : PolyLevel foam takes about 15 minutes to cure completely. Yes, that means you can drive, walk, or tap dance on your concrete immediately after your project. 
  • Longevity : PolyLevel foam can last much longer than 2-5 years if maintained properly. 

Cons of PolyLevel foam:

  • Does not prevent reoccurance : PolyLevel doesn’t reduce the settling of the concrete which means that if your slabs keep sinking, PolyLevel won’t prevent that from happening. 

Before and After Concrete Repair using PolyLevel

Benefits of PolyLevel foam vs mudjacking or replacing concrete 

4 Benefits of Choosing PolyLevel Foam Over Mudjacking:

  1. Superior performance: PolyLevel foam is a hydrophobic polyurethane which offers waterproof strength and durability, effectively addressing the underlying causes of concrete settlement.
  2. Non-invasive, faster results: With PolyLevel foam, homeowners can enjoy rapid turnaround times, minimizing downtime and inconvenience. This method also allows you to be active on site, so, if this is your home or workplace, you don’t have to worry about shutting down. 
  3. Cost-Effective: While mudjacking may seem like a more affordable option upfront, the long-term costs of maintenance and repairs can quickly add up. PolyLevel foam provides a cost-effective solution with lasting results, ultimately saving homeowners time and money.
  4. Peace of mind: Eco-friendly solution with a 5 year product warranty and guarantee. 
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Mudjacking may have been a conventional repair method in the past, but the industry has made several leaps since then. We use PolyLevel, because it gives homeowners peace of mind knowing they found a solution that checks all the boxes. 

If you’re interested in using PolyLevel for your concrete repairs, we offer FREE project estimates

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