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Old 07-08-2012, 12:41 AM   #1
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Hello, has anyone had any luck with "mud jacking"? My garage seems to need it on 3 corners out of 6. I have a garage that one side is a 2 1/2 car, and the other side is a 1 1/2 car. A pretty big garage with 18' doors that you can drive thru to my ally, it's a weird style garage that I've never seen before. My driveway near the front of the garage is "sinking" about 4-6 inches on the right side, and about 3-5 inches on the left, then you can drive thru the garage to the alley thru another 18 ft garage door, on the right of that its sinking about 6 inches. The other part of the garage is fine as of now, but may need attention that I don't see. I was thinking that mud jacking may be the answer, but not sure how good it works and if the cracks in the garage would not be so bad as they are now, the cracks only go about 4-6 feet from the corners on the three sides in question. I'm trying to avoid having a new garage built to replace the foundation (I think it was done poorly as I've never seen this so bad before, just a guess though) any ideas, or recommendations would be super, thanks.. Mjclemm...

(if any one wants I can draw a diagram of what the layout of the garage is for reference...)

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Old 07-08-2012, 07:23 AM   #2
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where i used to live, condo. they had some sidewalks done(they really didn't need it = the "powers that be", got suckered by a salesman). the MJing worked as it should.

you get some estimates.

"I can draw a diagram"
in most cases, this is a waist of time. REAL pics = thats the ticket.

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Mud jacking is an interesting technique that can work very well given the right soil conditions. You did not state where you live, what soil conditions you have, or what you believe the cause of the problem is. You are probably looking a little too far down the road, you need to start by hiring a local engineer or contractor to determine the cause of the problem, which could be poor soil, lack of compaction of the subgrade, or expansive clay (if you live in expansive clay country). Once you know the cause of the problem, you can evaluate alternatives. At this point, every mudjacking company is going to tell you that they can fix the problem, but you have no basis to evaluate the claim.
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Mud jacking is an interesting technique that can work very well given the right soil conditions. You did not state where you live, what soil conditions you have, or what you believe the cause of the problem is. You are probably looking a little too far down the road, you need to start by hiring a local engineer or contractor to determine the cause of the problem, which could be poor soil, lack of compaction of the subgrade, or expansive clay (if you live in expansive clay country). Once you know the cause of the problem, you can evaluate alternatives. At this point, every mudjacking company is going to tell you that they can fix the problem, but you have no basis to evaluate the claim.
+1 on what Daniel said,it all starts with a soil test,which determines how to proceed,and be aware mud jacking is expensive.
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+1 on what Daniel said,it all starts with a soil test,which determines how to proceed,and be aware mud jacking is expensive.
I'll have to get that done. I've been here in the house for about 18 years now and just wanted to get the garage even again, but I guess the proper way to go is engineer first with a soil test, then go from there on there recommendation, correct? .. Thanks a ton guys, I would have just taken the word of the mud jackets without a soil test.. This is one of the main reasons I joined this forum, so I don't make stupid mistakes.. I guess a lil knowledge is worse than non at all, just enough to get into real trouble ! ...lol... I'll go by the way of soil sample first.. Thanks again.. Mjclemm...
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Right,that's the way to go.

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