Concrete Raising for

There is a LOT here including why the material used makes a difference.

We are the Oldest and Most Experienced in the entire state, have been doing this since 2002, and in fact have done more jobs than ALL our Competitors Combined.

Here is a fun movie. It's a shot from one of our many projects at USU.

Utah's Oldest and Most Experienced

We've Been Raising Concrete since 2002!
We've done MORE PROJECTS in Utah than ALL Our Competitors COMBINED!


Nobody in this industry has done more successful projects in Utah than ConcreteJacking. In fact, we've done more than ALL the competitors Combined.
In our 20 Years we've seen 38 competitors come and go, and it's always the same. The new guys come in and do some work and when the problems occur they are gone. If they are still around good luck getting them to come back to fix the problems.


Over the past eight years we've done Major Projects at USU, UofU and WeberState, including regular work for 5 School Districts, the LDS Church (Major Client), 11 major builders to include Kier, BigD and Layton Construction, 7 cities and dozens of HOA's.
Our major clients have us come back year after year for Two Reasons, they know we will do it Right, and if anything happens, we will Stand Behind our work.


One area where we help folks in all sectors of the market is in eliminating Trip Hazards.
Over the years we have established such a reputation of success that many of our major clients merely give us addresses without asking for bids because they know we do it right.
We have a whole section on this and also show Why Grinding isn't the answer.

No matter what you call it, we have done more of it in Utah than ANYONE.,,,,,,,,,,, 

Beware of the Scammers

We have a new batch of competitors, as we get every year, but this batch is resortng to questionable tactics. It's come to our attention some are posting Fake Negative reviews on us, targeting us because we are the leaders.
If you find a negative review please let me know personally and I'll get involved because in nearly 20 years I have never had a single unsatisfied customer, not ONE. If you find one I need to know because it will be a fake and fraudulent review!


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Concrete Jacking Origins

Early Days

In 1933, J.W. Poulter was the first to pump mud under concrete slabs to fill in voids, first done in Chicago.
In 1942, U.S. Navy Seabees pumped grout under concrete runways to raise them during World War II.

Void Filling

In the early days it was All Hand Labor and a couple of different methods were tried.

First "Mud-Pump" 1934

This had a little more power and the first actual "Raising" took place.
The machines the Seabees used were large, bulky machines that although moved a lot of material were not suitable for residential projects due to their size. 

1959 Chicago

The residential market began to take off because it became cost effective to Raise rather than Replace and smaller machines like this replaced the large bulky ones the Seabees used.

Modern Hand Pump

We still use the Hand Pump on special jobs where Gasoline Engines cannot be used, i.e. inside food production warehouses like for our clients Kellogs, Smiths Foods, Frito-Lay and several others.

Save it,
Replace it.


We first see if the pad is a candidate for raising and if it is, why wouldn't you, it's about 1/4 the cost to Raise vs. Replace, especially now with concrete so hard to get and even on allotment.
But there are cases where the pad is simply too broken up to warrant raising.
In those cases, we let you know and we have select contractors we work with in different areas. When you have been at it as long as us you tend to know who the best contractors are.

Our Beginnings

When we first started the company in 2002 the Replacement guys really bad-mouthed us.
"It won't work", many of them said.
Now, most of them use us when one of their jobs goes bad.

Two Year Warranty

We cover our work for Two years.
See the Warranty section...
I was once told by an old boy who had done concrete for years:
"The thing about new concrete, I'll guarantee it will Crack, Nobody will Steal it and it Won't Burn."  

Considering Replacement?
If you are thinking about tearing out and replacing, have you checked the price of concrete lately? That is if you can even get it! Most plants are on allotment and their prices have soared.
Disposal has also skyrocketed because you can no longer haul the concrete to the dump, it can only be received at a concrete recycling facility for a fee. 
Save all the mess, expense, noise, the 30 day down-time and hassle of tearing out and replacing sunken concrete and use the firm that has been doing it longer and better than anyone in the Rocky Mountain West,  ConcreteJacking™.

The Process


We drill a series of strategically placed 1 1/2" holes.

Hydraulic Lift

We inject our Road Base Slurry under pressure to hydraulically  Raise the Pad.
This can go up to 650 psi.


Patch and Blend in with Concrete.
Our patches blend better than Any Competitors...Period.

Numerous Applications

Redidential - Commercial - Municipal
We've Done it ALL.


BASECRETE, A proprietary mixture of sand and gravel, a Road Base used by UDOT under I-15 throughout Utah. They use it because it takes the compaction and won't move under the heavy truck traffic.
All of our competitors use sand, mud or foam and NONE of these materials contain aggregate. We've never used mud and stopped using sand 12 years ago because in our freeze-thaw climate the Aggregate is critical.

Proprietary Mix

We know what Doesn't work...

Quite frankly, if Sand or Mud worked UDOT would be using it under freeways because it's a LOT less expensive than roadbase. There's a reason they don't. Ask any reputable concrete contractor why they don't just level out the dirt and pour the concrete directly over the dirt or sand? Why do they bring in roadbase with aggregate and compact first?

Some competitors claim to use concrete when in reality they use approximately 12 parts sand to 1 part Portland Cement and call that mixture concrete. If you want a chuckle, go to a cement batch plant and ask the operator to mix you some of this "concrete."

Most competitors use just enough material to raise the slab. They make the material as thick of a consistency as their pump will handle so it will raise the pad quickly using less material. This saves them time and material but creates a small "cone" or "ant hill" effect under the slab around each hole with adjacent areas hollow. Not only will this cause breakage down the road but the pad Always goes back down because no mater what you inject, if you don't have 100% Void fill the material will move around and the pad WILL go back down, usually after the first winter or two.

A couple of our competitors use jacks to raise the concrete. Small holes are drilled in the slab so anchor bolts can be attached to a jack. They jack up the pad and then inject enough material to hold it. No compaction, no void fill and a lot of breakage. Quite frankly, you could do this yourself.

Frequently Asked Questions

We get asked this a lot. Ever wondered why the other guys can get right out and you have to wait awhile us? They don't have a lot of work and quite frankly there is a reason for that. My daddy always said if you want construction done right go to a busy man. Folks, there is a reason we are busier than any other contractor in the entire state. There is a reason we ALWAYS have a backlog.

Our process is specifically designed for this business with a $14,000 single purpose construction machine capable of pumping grout, aggregate and 5/8 minus Concrete. It's the aggregate that insures the material stays in place. Our competitors know this but have not invested in the machine capable of pumping aggregate. They prefer to use Sand or Mud because it's much cheaper and their "mud pump" is also much cheaper.
Some new competitors have very impressive large trucks. They advertise "sand and concrete." In reality it's the 12 parts sand and 1 part grout like Portland cement or fly ash to grease up the sand so it can be pumped. (See Basecrete above.) Folks, there were 5 of these guys three years ago, now there are just two. (I know because I've even been approached by them to buy their equipment.)  The concrete claim is Totally False as their machine uses augers and no auger can move aggregate, it jams the system.
Then there are the competitors with a home-made machines that don't produce the pressure required to raise the slab so they use jacks. Small holes are drilled to attach an anchoring mechanism and the outside force, usually a hydraulic jack, does the raising. There were three of these guys a few years ago, now there is only one because it just doesn't last.

We began operations in 2002 and are the oldest and most experienced Concrete Raising company in Utah, Idaho and Wyoming.
Other companies claim to have been in business for years but in reality they were in other businesses. One SLC firm claimed 12 years experience when in fact they started up in 2018. They merely bought the name of the former oldest company in Utah when Don, the owner of that company and the man who trained me, retired. (And guess what, they only lasted two years!)
Every year we have new competitors. One from Layton lasted just a year, one from Richmond didn't last a year, one from Bountiful lasted just a year, three from Logan didn't last two years and one from N. Salt Lake didn't last a year. 
This year we have four more new ones, one that advertises "since 2004" on their advertising. We caution you, they may have been in a business since 2004 but it wasn't this business. Prove it to yourself, ask them for references from 2004.

• Major Construction companies like Big-D - Layton Construction - Kier Corporation - Lundahl Building Systems and several others
• R. Ray Ward Construction (Prime Contractor for the LDS Church) and Castle Creek Homes.
• The LDS Church, Facilities Maintenance Groups from Salt Lake City to Idaho. We are a Prime Contractor for the Church and they merely send us work orders.
Utah State University (Major projects each of the past Six Years.)
• UofU, Bridgerland Applied Technology Center, Weber State, State of Utah, Cache Valley Transit District
• 16 Cities, Three Counties, 5 School Districts, 14 Major Home Builders, 100's of Home Owners since 2002
• Industrial clients to include Smiths Foods, Kellogs, Pictsweet, Peterson Inc., Presto, RR Donnaly, RC Willey and several others

We won't insult your intelligence with this one. When you see a coupon for a concrete raising discount, you need to consider 20% off of WHAT? Every job is different so saying you get a discount from an unknown price is nothing more than a bait and switch tactic to get you to call.  Think about two things

, What if I said I'd give you a 50% discount, heck a 75% discount? I haven't given you a price yet so what do you think I will do? I'll merely do what they do, add it on and then show you a discount to give you a warm and fuzzy feeling.
Next, even in a bad Real Estate market, do you EVER see a 20% off coupon sent in the mail or in an advertisement on a home? You may see "price reduced" but NEVER a 20% off coupon "if you mention this ad."
Companies who use those 20% off coupons are assuming you are ignorant. We won't insult your inteligence with that game.

Beware of HYPE on this one. Nobody uses Concrete, NOBODY. We have a Salt Lake City based competitor claiming to use a new and improved "moisture resistant" grout. They claim to have a machine with the most pressure so you get the best raising of the concrete. 
In actuality they use a "MudJacking" pump that is designed to pump mud or grout, Not aggregate. Their mixture is nothing more than Sand with a little Portland Cement as mentioned above. 
We stopped using the mud mixture 16 years ago because early on we discovered the aggregate is needed to hold the material in place, as it is needed in Road Construction.
We have one competitor where a commissioned salesman says, "We use 6 bag concrete!" Sounds impressive doesn't it? Here are the facts. They use a version of the sand/portland cement mix cited earlier, NOT concrete. Making the 6 bag concrete statement is not merely a marketing ploy, it's false. But unfortunately it works on some folks because it sounds good.
Something else to consider. Salt Lake County has many times more people than Davis and Weber counties combined. Ever thought about the fact that these SLC based companies have time to come all the way to Box Elder county when we are too busy to go into Salt Lake county? It needs to be a larger job or or one of our major clients because we are just too busy.
When it comes to Concrete, we used to use it years ago but stopped for two important reasons.
First, many times we need our material to flow through a small opening over a set distance. Concrete has a certain "slump" and the only way to get it to travel further horizontally is to water it down, and when you do that it's no longer concrete.
Second, concrete adds weight and combined with the fact that it will not flow, it attaches to the bottom of the pad in an "ant hill" or "cone" effect and can actually pull the pad down. 

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