– Restore vs. Replace –
Mudjacking vs. re-pouring a sidewalk or restore vs. replace… An age old question. Which is better? I believe it is always better to restore and reuse building materials rather than replacing them. The restoration process usually creates less waste ending up in your local land fill. The ancient Egyptians were able to build structures that have lasted thousands of years, I think we can do better than having a slab of concrete last 20 years or less. With the proper preservation methods, you can have your concrete installation last hundreds of years instead of just 20 years.
This featured article talks about both methods of fixing this problem with a cost analysis. If the slab is sagging but the concrete isn’t damaged with major cracks, then mudjacking seems like the best restoration process. If the concrete is badly damaged, then replacing the slab is the best choice. Either way, protecting the concrete is essential for the longevity of the slab. Creto DPS is our premiere concrete sealant that permanently waterproofs the slab while strengthening it. Creto RMO can be used with the DPS to fill in any cracks in the slab or apply an overlay. Creto RMO is mixed with cement and aggregate to produce a flexible concrete fill that cures with the DPS. The sealant curing process crystallizes through the fills, making them one with the preexisting slab. Applying Creto DPS one time to your concrete can greatly increase the longevity of your slab so protect your investments before they get beyond repair.