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  • Mud jacking is a process that raises sunken concrete back to its original level. This unique process will restore sunken or uneven concrete slabs close to their original grade and alignment with surrounding concrete slabs.
  • ECL uses a premium quality grout mixture of topsoil, sand, and Portland cement that is extremely low shrink and 100% stable. We provide fast, professional and courteous service to all areas in the state of Illinois and Wisconsin. We also provide a one-year warranty for all of our work. We perform Mud Jacking for all applications: Residential, Industrial, Commercial and Municipal.
  • A number of 1.5" to 2" holes are drilled in the sunken concrete. A slurry is pumped through the holes. When the void under the sunken concrete is filled with the mixture, the concrete will raise. The holes are patched with shrink proof grout and he surface is ready to use.
  • The cost of mud jacking averages a fraction of the cost of replacement. Mud jacking is faster, cleaner, and more cost effective. Mud jacking is usually a permanent fix to your concrete problems. ECL is the only company in the industry that will pressure wash all renovated areas free of charge.
  • Mud jacking is a common repair method that has been used for many years, mostly in the Midwest region of the U.S. However, professional mud jack contractors can now be found in just about every city in the U.S. The concept is very simple, but should only be attempted by professionals, as it requires experienced and specialized equipment to get the work just right. It should be noted that ECL is a 28 year old company - literally a pioneer in the Mud Jacking field.
  • There are many different reasons why concrete areas are prone to settling. Sometimes in new construction, the backfill around the foundation is not compacted properly. This will create voids and the concrete may settle. The backfill around utilities, such as a sewer line that was replaced, will also settle over time.

    If the slab is on a hill and water starts running into an open crack, control joint, or alongside the slab, this will eventually wash out the supporting soil and cause the  slab to settle and crack.

    You may have a large vehicle, or pile of landscaping material, etc,  that is left on the slab for a prolonged period of time. This will accelerate the settlement process.

  • The cost of leveling usually represents a savings of 50%-70% over replacement. The leveling process can be completed and ready for use in a matter of hours. No Municipal Building Permits are required.

  • Generally, yes. However when large areas have crumbled or deteriorated, replacing the concrete may be the only option.

  • Generally, no. However adjacent slabs can be "Feathered" or "Floated" to eliminate trip hazards. This is also true for tree roots that have caused concrete slabs to raise.

  • ECL guarantees no damage to your landscaping, lighting or irrigation designs.

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  • Yes, we can correct your problem with a paver pool deck or drive if your pavers were installed over and existing concrete deck or drive. We would core drill thru the existing pavers and concrete slab and raise it back to it's original grade. The core with the paver top would then be cemented back into the holes .The completed job would look as if we were never there.

  • If you have aging seawalls that have either lawn or concrete poured up against them and you notice them sinking, you have several options If your slab has settled, you probably have years of wear and cracks on the face of the seawall that allows water to wash the soil away as the tides come and go. This has most likely created a large void underneath your walkway or deck. This could result in a collapse and should be addressed immediately! If your lawn show signs of sinking we can inject our slurry underneath the existing grass, gravel or plants and bring them back to level without effecting your landscape, lighting or irrigation.

  • The cost varies by the size, condition, and amount the concrete has fallen. We provide free, no hassle, no pressure estimates.
  • Yes we do , If you have an older wood home or structure and notice that the floor is uneven or has dips, we can help. After years of weight on an existing wood structure the piers may have settled or you may need new piers and beams added to bring the structure back to its original condition. ECL will access your crawl-space and determine the cause of the problem. We will then jack up and shim the existing piers or add new piers and load bearing beams if they are needed. We also specialize in the replacement of load bearing beams damaged by termites.
  • Absolutely not! ECL requires no money down and will not accept payment until we are 100% done and you are satisfied.

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