Mudjacking Concrete Repair – Cedar Hill, MO 63016
Foundation repair for somebody's house is frequently only thought of in times of an unexpected emergency. The home owner could be sitting in his or her living room when they notice a crack in the wall, or in more severe situations, they see a huge crack in the bricks on the exterior of the property. This can be troubling to say the least.
Frequently a person's house is their most costly investment. Occasionally foundation problems are discovered upon the home owner wanting to sell the house and the buyer has chosen an independent inspector. Money and time are even more essential since the owner is trying to sell his/her home fast while making enough for a down payment on another house.
How can one fix foundation problems? Some contact professionals and some do it themselves. We highly recommend using the professional mudjacking services of our company because we use a variety of techniques and methods. Mudjacking is one process used by foundation professionals to repair foundation issues. There are two methods of this this technique: filling the gap and raising the interior floors.
Filling the Gap
Quite often, foundation problems in certain areas of Cedar Hill, MO 63016 are the consequence of the perimeter of the foundation settling. When constructing a home, concrete piers usually are installed under the perimeter grade beam. The first attempt to fix the problem is by using industry tools to return the house to its original placement. After the readjustment, a void is usually created beneath the main slab.
We then make use of a "mudjacking" technique to fill up this emptiness. This is done by drilling 2" divots through the perimeter grade beam surrounding the house and pumping a mixture of soil and cement grout into the void. Then the pockets are filled with a fluid blend of soil/cement grout.
Raise Inside Floors
In other scenarios, the interior portion of the slab might have settled. Mudjacking is used to boost interior floors and is accomplished from the inside of your home by drilling 2" holes through the slab in the places that have settled and pumping a blend of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This method uses a stiff combination of soil/cement grout and is typically connected with more complex foundation problems.
Although it appears easy, this is a fragile and involved procedure to do appropriately. Being familiar with the common land issues around the area and through considerable experience, the process can become second nature to seasoned professionals from Mid America Piering. Contact us at 314-428-2324!
What People Say About Us
It has now been a year since having this work done, and things are in good shape...as you'd expect.