leveling & restoring sunken concrete

Tomlinson Cannon are the professionals when it comes to leveling and restoring your sunken concrete. We repair driveways, sidewalks, patios, garage floors – any concrete slab. Our mudjacking repair technique is highly effective, long-lasting, much less expensive and much quicker than replacing your concrete.

We have decades of experience raising concrete throughout Eastern Iowa, including Iowa City, Cedar Rapids and Davenport.

What to expect if you don’t restore your sunken concrete:

  • Liability hazards from tripping
  • Basement water leaks
  • Cracked and bowing foundation walls
  • Erosion of landscaping
  • Unsightly cracking of concrete
  • Depreciated value of home

Bring your concrete back to level

Too often, concrete is poured on soil that hasn’t fully settled. When that soil settles, the concrete becomes uneven. Our mudjacking technique injects a concrete grout beneath the surface and raises your concrete surface to level again.

Check out this video for an overview of the process:

Why Mudjacking?

  • Less than ½ the cost of replacement
  • Saves landscaping
  • Ecologically sound
  • Clean
  • Completes in less than a day
  • Can fill voids

What are the differences between mudjacking and foam (polyjacking)?

There is a lot that is the same between both methods. They are both less expensive than concrete replacement and much quicker. Both use a similar technique of “jacking” up the existing concrete by pumping a material underneath the concrete slab. Here’s a summary of how they differ:

Material Natural mix of agricultural products (portland cement, lime, water). Fully cures in 24 to 48 hours. Polyurethane foam (similar to styrofoam packaging). Fully cures in 30 minutes.
Installation Hole Size 2½” ⅝”
Fills voids and open spaces? Yes No
Permeable to water? Due to weight, compression and ability to fill voids mudjacking prevents water from getting under the repair surface all together. Poly is not permeable but it does not fill voids, so water can still erode the soil under the repair surface.
Ecologically sound? Natural materials will not harm vegetation or animals. Risk of inhibiting vegetation growth.

What concrete repair method is best for you?

Both are good options if you would like to repair and reuse your concrete rather than replacement. Either way, you will save money and time over a full replacement.

In our experience mudjacking is the right choice for more extensive work like whole driveways and parking lots. And since it also does well with smaller and medium sized jobs it’s a more versatile solution to offer our customers. We stand by thirty years of mudjacking concrete in Eastern Iowa and are very confident in our solution and its time-tested ability to prolong the life of your concrete.

In addition to leveling your concrete we offer professional caulking of concrete cracks. This can be an effective measure to prevent water from seeping underneath the concrete.

Our concrete raising services come with a 1 year warranty.

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