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Old 08-17-2008, 07:27 PM
 
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The sidewalk that wraps around the side of my house has a sunken section. Has anyone had a sidewalk leveled (i.e. mud jacked)? What's the approximate cost?
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Old 08-17-2008, 10:12 PM
 
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I had this problem on a house I sold (had to fix it before we sold it). The cost can vary based on how much mud (concrete/mud mix really) they use, but for us it was a base trip charge minimum of $150 and ended up being around $350 total and was completed in a few hours.
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Old 08-18-2008, 08:09 AM
 
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If the section is not that large, it is many times cheaper and the finish is better when they just take out the bad section and re-pour the concrete.

If the sunken section has a lot of cracks, it won't look all that great after they jack it back in place.

I would look at both options.
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Old 08-18-2008, 04:20 PM
 
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I should probably add what we did for $350

We had a front stoop, about 6'x4' that was sort of slanted a few inches, beyond that we had about 6' of sidewalk that was cracked (in two places, one in the middle and one from the stoop where they were once attached) and then a corner and another 15' or so of sidewalk that was leaning. That was it. So picture a 15'x6' "L" with a few stairs and a landing in front of the door.

Our mudjacker guy rolled back grass around the "L". Then he put mud mix under the front stoop (probably about 5' of empty space under there were poor bunnies who were evicted lived once), put mud mix under the 6' segment with the cracks, and under the long 15' segment to bring it back up as well and a bit more mud in front to prevent sagging after settling. Then he put more topsoil above
that and rolled our grass back over the new topsoil. It probably took him 2/3 of a day (8am to 2pm) for $350ish.
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