How Much Does Mudjacking Cost?

Sarah Etler

Sarah Etler joined A-1 Concrete Leveling after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Northern Kentucky University. As A-1's Content Marketing Manager, she works closely with industry experts to produce content that will best answer questions related to concrete repair and maintenance practices. Sarah loves living a life full of discovery and is excited every day to see what new things she can learn and share with those around her.

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Learn how much you can expect to pay for mudjacking your settled concrete.

Are you considering mudjacking your settled concrete but wondering how much you’ll need to cover the costs? 

In order to answer this question, we’ve compiled this guide, drawing on over 30 years of industry insight and data from sources like Angi.

Here at A-1 Concrete Leveling, we specialize in stone slurry grout leveling and polyjacking, but we know mudjacking is an option many concrete leveling customers want to learn more about.

So, let’s get started by first looking at an overview of mudjacking cost ranges for different areas around your home!

Note: Mudjacking is just one type of concrete leveling, but it is often mistakenly used as an umbrella term to mean concrete leveling in general. 

In this article, we refer to mudjacking as the standalone concrete leveling method where a mud slurry compound is used to lift and support the concrete. Stone slurry grout and foam concrete leveling are also options under the concrete leveling umbrella with varying price points.

Learn More: The Types of Concrete Leveling Compared

Mudjacking Cost Overview

This chart shows the average high and low ranges for mudjacking prices. We will break down what the high and low ranges in this chart mean for each service later on.

Service Low Range High Range

Sidewalk Mudjacking

$675 $2,160

Garage Floor Mudjacking

$810 $4,050

Porch Mudjacking

$1,080 $5,400

Pool Deck Mudjacking

$1,350 $3,960

Driveway Mudjacking

$810 $3,780

Steps Mudjacking

$890 $2,160

Patio Mudjacking

$810 $3,150

Interior Floor Mudjacking

$1,260 $5,400

AC Pad Mudjacking

$675 $1,260

Note: For a general overview of all concrete leveling pricing and all methods compared side-by-side, check out this resource: The Ultimate Guide to Concrete Leveling Costs

Mudjacking Cost per Square Foot

Mudjacking costs between $3 and $8 per square foot on average, according to Angi.

However, this can be a misleading way to estimate the cost of mudjacking. Instead of solely relying on the surface square footage, most professionals account for the depth of voids under the slab and the amount of lifting necessary when deciding the cost of mudjacking. 

Deeper or bigger voids and more lift mean more material and time spent on the repair, therefore a higher cost.

How Much Does Mudjacking Cost by Service Type?

Cost To Mudjack a Sidewalk

Sidewalk mudjacking could cost around $675 for 2 to 6 sections of sidewalk that haven’t settled more than 2-3 inches and aren’t “twisted” or leaning heavily to one side.

An entire sidewalk that has to be lifted up 4 or more inches, has a big void underneath, and/or is leaning or twisted may cost around $2,160 on the higher end of the spectrum. 

Cost To Mudjack a Garage Floor

On the lower end of the spectrum, garage floor mudjacking may cost around $810 for a small corner of the garage that requires only minor lifting. 

A larger 3 to 4-car garage that requires more lifting to get it back to the right position could cost around $4,050 or more.

Cost To Mudjack a Porch

Mudjacking a smaller porch, up to 165 square feet, could cost around $1,080 in the lower range. 

A large or wrap-around style porch that has to be lifted up 4+ inches and/or has a large void underneath (6+ inches) would be considered in the higher range and could cost around $5,400.

Cost To Mudjack a Pool Deck

Mudjacking a pool deck could cost around $1,350 for one end or side of a pool deck, which could be 4 to 6 sections of concrete. It’s common to have larger voids under pool decks than other similarly sized concrete areas, like a sidewalk or small patio.

For an entire pool deck with connected patio areas that tie into the overall repair and more than 6 inches of void throughout, mudjacking could cost around $3,960 or more.

Cost To Mudjack a Driveway

Mudjacking 1 to 2 driveway panels could cost around $810 on the low end of the spectrum.

An entire larger driveway, and possibly a second horseshoe driveway, that requires larger amounts of lifting or has larger voids underneath could cost around $3,780 to mudjack.

Cost To Mudjack Concrete Steps

Mudjacking a smaller set of steps that require less lift (e.g. lifting 2 to 4 steps up 2 to 3 inches) could cost around $890.

Mudjacking 6 or more steps that require a moderate to large amount of lifting could cost around $2,160.

Note: The adjoining sidewalk often needs to be mudjacked in conjunction with the steps for a smooth transition.

Cost To Mudjack a Patio

Mudjacking a small patio (approximately 100 to 150 square feet) that requires less than 2 inches of lifting could cost around $810.

Mudjacking a larger patio (approximately 350 square feet or more) that has large voids or requires a large amount of lifting could cost around $3,150.

Cost To Mudjack an Interior Floor

Mudjacking the floor in 1 to 2 rooms that require minimal lifting and don’t require navigating around many complexities (like additional rooms, cabinetry, or bathrooms) could cost around $1,260.

Mudjacking in 4 to 6 rooms that require moderate lifting and more complex navigation around the property to get from room to room may cost around $5,400.

Cost To Mudjack an A/C Pad

Mudjacking a small A/C pad with easy access around the unit and that requires minimal lifting could cost around $675.

A larger A/C pad with a larger unit, larger voids, a tight space to work in, and/or that requires more lifting could cost around $1,260 on the high end of the spectrum.

What Influences Mudjacking Cost?

The mudjacking costs provided above are approximate ranges. The final price of your mudjacking project will depend on many factors, but the main ones are listed here:

  • Size

How much empty space there is under the slabs coupled with the number of slabs that need to be lifted make up the size of the repair. 

The larger the voids or number of slabs to lift, the greater the amount of material and time needed for the repair. As a result, mudjacking becomes more expensive based on the size of the repair.

  • Accessibility

How easy or difficult it is to get to the mudjacking site and any physical obstacles in the way can influence the cost, as it can be a challenge to reach with the mudjacking equipment and hoses. 

Easily accessible areas, like a driveway or front walkway, will generally be less expensive to mudjack than a hard-to-reach pool deck with lots of plumbing, fences, and furniture to work around.

  • Location

The cost of living in a specific area affects labor and material costs. Mudjacking in cities and states with higher costs of living will usually cost more than in other locations.

Mudjacking vs. Foam Cost

In general, foam concrete leveling tends to cost anywhere from 20-50% more than mudjacking or stone slurry grout leveling.

This depends on many factors, like the ones mentioned above – the size, complexity, and location where the foam leveling takes place will influence the overall cost.

Related Resource: Mudjacking vs. Polyjacking: Which One Is Right for You?

Mudjacking FAQ

Can you do mudjacking yourself?

DIY mudjacking is possible but usually not recommended. Mudjacking requires specialized equipment and knowledge to do successfully.

What are the alternatives to mudjacking?

There are two other professional concrete leveling alternatives to mudjacking:

Additionally, you can consider grinding down the trip hazards or uneven sections, replacing the concrete altogether.

Related Resource: Concrete Leveling vs. Grinding vs. Replacement

How long does mudjacking last?

Mudjacking can last the life of the concrete itself, which makes it a good and durable investment.

How Much Will Mudjacking Cost You?

You won’t know how much mudjacking will really cost until you get a professional estimate, but this guide can serve as a good starting place to decide whether or not it may work for your budget.

Mudjacking is just one type of concrete leveling that comes with its own pros and cons. Stone slurry grout concrete leveling and polyjacking are also options for lifting settled concrete.

Learn more about each concrete leveling method with these resources from Concrete Academy, A-1’s online resource library:

While A-1 does not perform mudjacking, stone slurry grout leveling and foam leveling are great alternatives. If you want to see what these options can do for you, click the link below to request an estimate with the A-1 Concrete Leveling team closest to you!

Sarah Etler

Sarah Etler joined A-1 Concrete Leveling after receiving her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Northern Kentucky University. As A-1's Content Marketing Manager, she works closely with industry experts to produce content that will best answer questions related to concrete repair and maintenance practices. Sarah loves living a life full of discovery and is excited every day to see what new things she can learn and share with those around her.