Frequently Asked Questions

For many years now, our professional masons have been providing the local community in Hickman, NE with excellent masonry construction services of all types. We are known among the folks for our excellent performance in everything we do, including foundation repair work, bricklaying, and more. Due to the rising interest in what Masonry Specialties has to offer, we start receiving a large number of calls from other contractors and individuals asking us specific questions. Here we will give answers to some of the most common questions we receive.

Q: What is mud jacking?
This masonry and concrete repair process is perfect for various structures that have hazardous or misaligned leveling due to the soil settlement underneath. A patio, for example, that has become an unsightly trip-and-fall hazard due to a raised or lowered edge can be leveled by using this technique.

Q: What is the process, from start to finish?
Each masonry repair service we provide in Hickman, NE is unique and each process is different. But, the overwhelming majority of repairs are performed in a similar manner. We drill a series of holes into the slab that needs repairing. A mixture of soil, concrete, and other substances called slurry is then injected into these holes. The pressure underneath will cause the surface to rise. The voids are filled and the soil foundation becomes stable. A colored mixture matching the one of your existing structure is then added to the holes and in a matter of a few hours, the client can see the final results.

Q: How much it will cost me?
The cost of the service is per square foot, so depending on the size of the area we have to fix, the price will vary. To get an accurate estimate, please contact our masonry contractor right away. we will provide you with a written and detailed repair estimate so you can plan your budget for the project.

Q: Can landscape materials such as brick pavers be mud jacked?
A: Our brick repair service specialists can help you only if the materials were placed on top of an existing concrete slab structure.

Q: Where exactly can mud jacking can be done?
A: Almost any poured concrete slab that has moved from its original position is the perfect candidate for this technique. We, at Masonry Specialties, have done work on concrete sidewalks, patios, driveways, outdoor steps, garage floors, pools, parking lots, and even in basements.

Q: Whats the difference between mud and poly jacking?
A: Both methods are used to achieve the same result – raise and support sunken or unstable slabs by drilling holes and pumping material under the slab. The difference is the material we use. While mud jacking uses a concrete mixture with other substances, poly stands for polyurethane which is a foam material that fills the holes and expands to fill the voids underneath the slab.

Q: Which technique should I opt for?
A: Depending on the severity of the problem, our contractor will suggest whether mud or poly jacking is the right solution for you. Always make sure you consult with an expert before making an investment.

Q: How messy will the job be?
Each masonry contractor on our team is extensively trained and well-prepared to perform a neat job. We are very clean as well as careful with your plants and home structures which is why we offer a complimentary cleanup and haul away any debris.

Q: Are you fully qualified to offer assistance with projects of all types?
A: We have a license, insurance, and certificates for all the basement repair and masonry services we provide.

If there is anything else you want to learn or suggest, please contact us at (402) 988-1433 now. We are standing by for your calls.

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