Concrete Lifting Tips Free EstimatesTips Following Concrete Lifting

If your mudjacking work was completed today, the slabs that were raised by Raise Rite will immediately stand up to normal use. Please do not place any heavy objects on the slabs that were raised, specifically on driveways, patios, or garage floors. DO NOT PARK VEHICLES on driveways or inside garages for 48-72 hours.

If you have any surface cracks, we recommend those areas be caulked with a polyurethane caulk, read more in instructions below. This type of caulk is available at most home improvement stores.

The drill hole patches will begin to fade and blend with the existing concrete in approximately 4-5 weeks. If the patches do not seem to be blending to your satisfaction, they can be buffed with a “rub rock.” Rub rocks are available in the concrete section of most home improvement stores. Sandpaper may also be used to blend the patch hole with the original concrete.

Caulking cracks up to 3/4″ wide

Caulking is an important step in stopping water from getting under slabs which can lead to erosion and/or frost heave. It also improves the appearance of concrete surfaces.

Materials Needed: Wire Brush, Caulk Gun, Polyurethane Concrete Caulk, Acetone, Old Butter Knife, Rubber Gloves, Play Sand (Toys “R” Us brand blends nicely).

Directions:

  • Use a garden hose and wire brush to clean out the crack. The caulk needs good adherence to the concrete surface.
  • Wait 24 hours for the surface to dry thoroughly.
  • Fill any deep cracks with the play sand. The sand should fill the crack to within 1/2″ of the top surface.
  • Place a bead of caulk in the crack being sure of a good bond to both sides.
  • Smooth out the caulk bead(s) by dipping the butter knife or small scraper in the acetone and tooling the surface, scraping off any excess that flows on to the surrounding surface.
  • Lightly sprinkle sand on the top caulk surface to prevent the urethane from sticking to any foot traffic, leaves, pets, insects, etc.
  • Try to avoid traffic in this area for at least 48 hours.