Mudjacking Company – 63017
Foundation repair for someone's home is often only looked at in times of an emergency. The home owner may be sitting in his or her living room area when they notice a crack in the wall, or in more serious instances, they see a big crack in the bricks on the outside of the house. This really is unsettling as you would expect.
Usually one's house is their most costly purchase. Sometimes foundation problems are observed upon the home owner wanting to sell the property and the purchaser has hired an independent home inspector. Money and time are even more crucial since the owner is trying to sell his/her house fast while making enough for a down payment on another house.
How can you fix foundation problems? Some get in touch with professionals and some do it on their own. We propose using the professional mudjacking services of our company because we use many different techniques and methods. Mudjacking is one process utilized by foundation professionals to repair foundation problems. There are 2 methods of this this technique: filling the gap and raising the interior floors.
Filling the Gap
Often times, foundation problems in certain areas of Chesterfield 63017 are the result of the border of the foundation settling. When constructing a home, concrete piers are installed beneath the perimeter grade beam. The very first attempt to repair the problem is by using industry tools to return the house to its original location. Following the readjustment, a gap is usually created under the main slab.
We then use a "mudjacking" technique to fill this emptiness. This is accomplished by drilling 2" divots through the perimeter grade beam all around the house and pumping a mixture of soil and cement grout into the emptiness. Then the pockets are filled with a fluid mix of soil/cement grout.
Raise Interior Floors
In other cases, the inside area of the slab may have settled. Mudjacking is used to boost interior floors and is achieved from the inside of your house by drilling 2" holes through the slab in the areas that have settled and pumping a mixture of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This technique uses a stiff blend of soil/cement grout and is frequently connected with more complicated foundation problems.
Although it appears easy, this is a fragile and involved procedure to do correctly. Being familiar with the common land issues around the area and through extensive experience, the process may become second nature to seasoned professionals from Mid America Piering. Call 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.