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Old 04-01-2011, 02:46 PM   #16
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Then all we can do is speculate. Considering the wood skirt looks OK, I would lean towards a high water table issue, like a blocked draintile, etc...
I understand. I just wish I knew because of mold issues, etc....

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Old 05-20-2011, 05:52 PM   #17
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Had a contractor come by today and tell me that they can mudjack the slab for me for $396, is this what I should do?
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Had a contractor come by today and tell me that they can mudjack the slab for me for $396, is this what I should do?
The picture link doesn't work anymore, and my memory sucks, so I don't know what to tell you. If the patio is shedding water to the house, then mudjacking certainly can be a viable option.
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The picture link doesn't work anymore, and my memory sucks, so I don't know what to tell you. If the patio is shedding water to the house, then mudjacking certainly can be a viable option.
is it a good idea to have them seal the area after mudjacking? What else should I ask?
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is it a good idea to have them seal the area after mudjacking? What else should I ask?
Sealing the actual concrete surface with a topical sealer? No, won't make a bit of difference.

But if you mean sealing of the control joints, it certainly would be a good idea.

I work closely with a local mudjacker here, and one of the things I'm always impresed about him is that he offers a 5 year warranty on his work. That's certainly something I would ask about.
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Sealing the actual concrete surface with a topical sealer? No, won't make a bit of difference.

But if you mean sealing of the control joints, it certainly would be a good idea.

I work closely with a local mudjacker here, and one of the things I'm always impresed about him is that he offers a 5 year warranty on his work. That's certainly something I would ask about.
What do you mean by control joints? Our patio slab is flush against our home so they want us to remove a few pieces of siding. They said they don't caulk, homeowner has to do it. The other thing that concerns is they won't work around my schedule. I told them I want to be there. They said I live far away and when they call they will come on two days if I'm there or not.
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What do you mean by control joints?

Control joints are the lines you see placed in the concrete to control random cracking.

Our patio slab is flush against our home so they want us to remove a few pieces of siding. They said they don't caulk, homeowner has to do it.

It sounds like they want to seal the surface, which, as I said above, won't be helpful at all for your situation.

The other thing that concerns is they won't work around my schedule. I told them I want to be there. They said I live far away and when they call they will come on two days if I'm there or not.
Sorry, but thats between you and them. Sounds like you need to take 2 days off of work, or just trust they know what they're doing.
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Sorry, but thats between you and them. Sounds like you need to take 2 days off of work, or just trust they know what they're doing.
To be honest I just won't go with them. What do you mean by control joints?

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