Comparing Mudjacking & PolyLevel® in Missouri & Eastern Kansas


(also known as):
  • Slab Jacking
  • Concrete lifting
  • Concrete raising
  • Grout pumping
  • Slab leveling

Over time, patios, walkways, driveways, and concrete slabs sink and settle into the ground, causing cracks and uneven surfaces. Not only are these problems unsightly, but they can create tripping hazards and damage property value.

Traditionally, these problems have been repaired with mudjacking, a technique that involves pumping a mortar-based mixture of "mud" or "slurry" underneath a settling slab. This injected material is a mixture of water, soil, sand and Portland cement that cures to become a solid, stable fill.

As the mixture is pumped underneath the concrete slab, it fills all empty spaces and creates pressure on the slab that lifts the surface upwards. Once injected, the slurry will then harden into a solid fill that's more stable than the soil, yet lighter than concrete.

While mudjacking has its uses, PolyLevel® is a much better option for lifting and leveling damaged concrete. PolyLevel® is a foam injection that is less invasive, more stable, and more durable than mudjacking. At Foundation Recovery Systems, we specialize in providing expert concrete repair with the PolyLevel® system. Call us today to get a free estimate for your home in Columbia, Kansas City, Springfield and the nearby areas.

Sunken front stoop in Columbia

This front stoop has started to sink and separate from the foundation. There is noticeable cracking and sloping.

Sinking stairs repaired with PolyLevel® Columbia

PolyLevel® expanding foam was used to level the steps and the cracks and sloping have been repaired.

Why choose PolyLevel® over mudjacking?

Repairing concrete steps in Columbia, MO, KS

These concrete steps have suffered from severe settling over time and have separated from the foundation structure.

Many homeowners have used mudjacking to repair their damaged concrete surfaces and been disappointed at the results. Although the mixture used for mudjacking is lighter than concrete, it still places enough weight on the soil to lead to further settling over time, especially in high traffic areas.

Depending on the nature of the damaged surface, mudjacking can be a very invasive process, and it takes hours or even a day for the surface to be usable. Even worse, mudjacking has been known to put too much pressure on thinner slabs and create further cracking.

PolyLevel® provides the perfect solution to all these problems. PolyLevel® is a lightweight polymer foam that expands as it is injected under the concrete, allowing for a precise raising of the slab. PolyLevel® cures within 30 minutes, making the area immediately ready for use.

Because it is so lightweight, PolyLevel® doesn't add additional pressure to the soil, providing a longer lasting, more stable finished surface. PolyLevel® is injected with only a few small holes drilled in the surface, which are patched after installation.

Choose PolyLevel® for your next concrete repair project

Foundation Recovery Systems provides high quality concrete leveling services using the innovative PolyLevel® system. We can restore all types of damaged concrete surfaces to their original position and provide you with a long lasting solution.

Call us today at 1-855-313-9895 or contact us online to learn more about why PolyLevel® is a superior concrete leveling option to mudjacking. We offer free estimates on all our concrete repair services in Columbia, Kansas City, Springfield, Overland Park, Independence, St. Joseph, Lawrence, Jefferson City, Shawnee, Lee's Summit and throughout the surrounding areas.

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our MO service area

We serve the following areas

  • Bellflower
  • Boss
  • Center
  • Durham
  • Farber
  • Fremont
  • Grandin
  • Hannibal
  • Hermann
  • High Hill
  • Jonesburg
  • Maywood
  • Middletown
  • Montgomery City
  • New Florence
  • New London
  • Owensville
  • Palmyra
  • Rhineland
  • Rosebud
  • Van Buren
  • Vandalia
  • Wellsville
  • Winona
  • Maynard
Our Locations:

Foundation Recovery Systems
1401 US-24
Moberly, MO 65270
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Foundation Recovery Systems
250 NW Commerce Ct
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
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Foundation Recovery Systems of Springfield
1269 N Robin St
Nixa, MO 65714
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Foundation Recovery Systems of Kansas City
2300 Main St 9th Floor
Kansas City, MO 64108