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Old 06-16-2018, 07:34 PM   #1
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Letís Talk Mud Jacking.


Iíve got a long running dispute going with my father in law and brother in law about the fathers garage. Itís sinking on one corner and Iíve just learned Iím expected to help fix it tomorrow. Two problems here. First I donít know jack $&#* about concrete, second I donít know jack @#% about raising a structure.

Looking at the pictures would it be silly of me to suggest mud jacking? These two knuckle heads think they are going to jack this garage up and put blocks under it until they can break out and repour the concrete deeper.
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Old 06-16-2018, 07:44 PM   #2
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Re: Letís Talk Mud Jacking.


that looks like a full demo, install proper footings and pour new concrete.

mud jacking would make that worse.

it is intended to bring adjacent surfaces, one which has sunk, flush again.

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Re: Letís Talk Mud Jacking.


Well, you probably won't convince them, but this from someone who has done a significant number of residential repair jobs, and you have multiple issues going on, just from what I can see in that picture.

"Band-Aid" type fixes in these situation never work out.
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Agreed, that's not a candidate for mud jacking. Jacking works for a tilted slab; does nothing to fix a fractured mess like that.
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Sure, jack up the garage and put a real fiundatiin and slab in.

Thst looks like a gravel floor just had concrete poured inside after the garage was built.

Need a bunch of bracing inside that Before you do anything else.

Hijacking could level the slab pieces, but I'm betting the sills are gone on that.
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You can mudjack busted up slabs and get the pieces pretty level, but you still have a busted slab. Done all the time on Texas houses.
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Know a guy here that is really good at mud jacking. Have heard of them mud jacking a building backup level , foundations ,basement , the whole building. It not just for slabs.
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Thanks fellas. I found the attached through a google search. Anyone see anything wrong here? Seems fairly straightforward.

https://www.finehomebuilding.com/199...ng-up-a-garage
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Look at the surface finish on that slab. It's a poor job at best, done by somebody that didn't know what they were doing. Remove and replace.
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Look at the surface finish on that slab. It's a poor job at best, done by somebody that didn't know what they were doing. Remove and replace.
Bad thing is ,looks like the slab was poured over the bottom plate. If the rest of the building is in fair shape it needs to be lifted up all concrete removed , new footings stem wall and slab, or a new mono-slab. At which point will more then likely need a new bottom plate, treated, and possibly some wall, stud repair. All do able , like they say nothing money can't fix.
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Well? How did it go?

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Interesting to say the least. Polish engineering won the day.

They simply scabbed 4x4s to the studs and then poured concrete under it once it was in position. Next week we tear out the concrete.
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So, not much chance of this getting over built....

I couldn't figure out from your post where they poured the concrete, it looks like the existing would be up against it.

Good execution of the jacking setup.

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