Loading docks and ramps pose many potential dangers for those working in the manufacturing industry. Those in commercial businesses are aware there are a number of legal issues they have to be mindful of. Manufacturing companies have an additional legal issue to be concerned with, and that’s safety and the conditions of the working environment. While some safety precautions involve things like adequate markings on the loadings docks and ramps and padding around sharp corners, another important preventative measure is making sure all walking areas are level.
Level Headed Mudjackers Solutions
Anywhere there’s concrete, there’s the potential for shifting, slanting or cracking. This allows one area to sink more than the other, causing someone to slip or stumble as a result while moving products. Level Headed Mudjackers has the expertise to handle any corrective work your loading dock or ramp area may need no matter how big or small. We can help make sure your workers have a safe environment.
Simple 3 Step Process
Mudjacking can typically be done in just a few hours because there are only 3 main steps that it requires:
Step 1: Drill Mudjacking Holes
The process begins by drilling several holes in a strategic pattern in the damaged area. This will effectively raise it back to an all even position. The holes are usually about two inches in diameter and anywhere from two to four feet apart. The number of holes that are drilled varies depending on the extent of the concrete damage.
Step 2: Pump the Holes with Mudjacking Slurry
The mudjacking slurry is mixed and then hydraulically pumped under the concrete through the drilled holes. The slurry spreads out under the concrete as it’s pumped, filling empty spaces. Once the spaces have been filled, the mixture becomes pressurized, which is what actually lifts the uneven concrete. The amount pumped into each hole is carefully monitored and adjusted to create the new even surface.
Step 3: Fill the Mudjacking Holes and Caulk Cracks
Once mudjacking is finished the holes are filled with new concrete. Any remaining cracks are covered with caulk to prevent any elements from penetrating under the concrete.
Whether you’d like to schedule a consult or just have some questions answered before scheduling a job we’d be glad to hear from you. If you’re a business in Milwaukee, Ozaukee, or Waukesha county contact us and one of our experts will be ready to talk to you