The History of Sandjacking™
Like all great inventions, Sandjacking™ was born out of necessity.
In 1993, reluctant to replace sinking concrete that was in otherwise great condition, Chuck Asplin tapped into his experience as an Army Engineer (and 40-plus years in the construction industry) for a quick and cost effective solution to repair his concrete. Chuck reasoned that if he could lift the concrete from the sides, filling the void with sand would create a better, more aesthetically pleasing solution while preserving the integrity of the concrete, that would be compromised when large holes are drilled, using old fashioned mudjacking.
Mr. Asplin's neighbors watched in delight as the process of lifting and filling came together. Chuck soon had five requests to do similar work in his neighborhood. From there, Chuck's Sandjacking™ was born in Fargo, North Dakota and Sandjacking™ now commands 8 U.S. patents, covering the various aspects of lifting and filling voids beneath concrete.
In 2005, John Lamoureux started Advanced Sandjacking™, one of only two companies in the United States licensed to use Sandjacking™ technology.
Read more about the invention of Sandjacking™ at Bismark Tribune.
"I think anybody who sees what it [Sandjacking™]can do is impressed with it..."
(Former Fargo Public Works Director)