SLABJACKING: PUMP IT UP : AN ECONOMICAL ALTERNATIVE TO COSTLY REPLACEMENT OF SUNKEN CONCRETE SLABS

The slabjacking process and its applications, advantages, and disadvantages are discussed in this article on the techniques used to raise concrete. The article describes what contractors assess when considering slabjacking, such surveying elevations and determining the primary cause of slab sinkage. The article relates that slabjacking had started with residential driveways but has spread to public works projects such as roads and sidewalks, Slabjacking proves to be cheaper than demolishing slabs and replacing them. It is also a more nimble and less space-heavy technique, requiring minimal cleanup and downtime. It looks better during construction, and doesnt result in landscaping damage or waste disposal costs. However, slabjacking does have its disadvantages in that it can leave noticeable patches, and doesnt work around underground utility lines, and can lead to cracking and slab drift.

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    Public Works Journal Corporation

    200 South Broad Street
    Ridgewood, NJ  United States  07451
  • Authors:
    • Mc Craven, S C
  • Publication Date: 2005-4

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 36-38
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00989446
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 3 2005 12:00AM