Elite Concrete Raising Co

Frequently Asked Questions

What is concrete raising, or mudjacking?

Concrete raising, or Mudjacking, is a process used to raise settled concrete by drilling holes through the top surface of the concrete slab and pumping our custom mortar mixture to hydraulically raise the concrete.

How long has Elite Concrete Raising Company been in business?

We began our business back in 1993, and have been raising concrete for over 20 years now.

What can be mudjacked?

Basically any concrete flat work can be lifted. We raise sidewalks, stoops, driveways, pool decks, garage floors, patios, factory floors, office floors, streets and runways.

Can this process be used to fill voids under my concrete?

Yes. Our process is an excellent way to eliminate large voids under concrete slabs, caused by animals or erosion. By properly supporting the concrete, future damage from settling and cracking can be eliminated.

How do I get an estimate?

Simple. Contact us or call us at (847)359-2456 (Palatine office) or (815)459-6346 (Crystal Lake office).

Is there a warranty?

Yes! If the concrete slab(s) sink(s) more than 1/2 inch within one year of performing the work, Elite Concrete Raising will come out and rework the settled slabs. Full warranty details are printed on the back side of the estimating proposal.

How do I schedule my work?

Simply give us a call, or email us that you would like to schedule your work.

Do I need to be present when the work is done?

Usually, the answer is no. Most of our customers are working when we are. We will need access to a water hose hookup on site to perform the work. This will be discussed with you when the job is scheduled.

Do you require a deposit?

No. You can simply pay us the day the work is completed.

When is the best time to get the work completed?

As long as the ground is not frozen, it makes no difference what time of year the work is performed. We take pride in our workmanship, and no work will be completed if it cannot be completed correctly. We are open for work from the time the ground thaws, usually early spring, until the ground freezes in December.

How big are the holes?

The holes that are drilled are approximately 1 1/2 inch in diameter. When the job is completed, the area is cleaned, and the holes are filled in with a cement patch.

What type of material is used?

We use a thick mixture of sand, clay, and Portland cement.

Will this process work on my asphalt/blacktop driveway?

NO! Asphalt is too soft, and will break apart from our process.

What will happen to the existing cracks in my slab(s)?

Since we are repairing the existing concrete, the cracks will remain. However, we will make sure that the concrete surfaces on both sides of the crack are level to each other.

How soon can the area raised be used again?

Most concrete surfaces raised can be used immediately after the work is completed. We ask that heavy objects, like cars and boats, stay off driveways and garage floors for 24-48 hours.