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    is mudjacking a viable option for a pool deck surrounding a gunite pool.

    We have a gunite pool and over the past several years a couple of sections of the pool decking has heaved away from the edge. Is mudjacking a viable alternative for repair? I received a quote for mudjacking but have heard it shouldn't be done. Not knowing what I don't know... what are the pros and cons.
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    Re: is mudjacking a viable option for a pool deck surrounding a gunite pool.

    Welcome to TFP!

    This is one of those things I'd love to say will work, but with the pressures involved I'm not sure it wouldn't damage the pool wall.

    I feel,the only way to be certain would be for an engineer to run the calculations. But, with the engineers report comes a cost. Not only their time, but the cost of their liability insurance.

    Have you thought about estimates for replacing those sections? It might be interesting to see the comparison.
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    Re: is mudjacking a viable option for a pool deck surrounding a gunite pool.

    thanks for the welcome. So I should be concerned with pressures even with a gunite pool?
    I have reached out to several of the local Buffalo NY concrete contractors who do pool work and am on the waiting list for a another couple of weeks before they can come out. The local mudjacking company has quoted me $1500 to do the one full side of our pool where it is really sloping away from the edge.
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    Re: is mudjacking a viable option for a pool deck surrounding a gunite pool.

    Are the mudjacking guys willing to stand behind their work? How long have they been in business? Nobody here will know as much about it as they do.
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    Re: is mudjacking a viable option for a pool deck surrounding a gunite pool.

    I am in the same situation as you are. I have couplenof deck sections there below the coping. I am also scared about damage to the pool plumbing from mudjacking. Interested to hear what you willl find out
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