Mudjacking Company – Ballwin, Missouri 63022
Foundation repair for somebody's house is frequently only thought of in times of an unexpected 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 huge crack in the bricks on the exterior of the house. This really is disturbing as you would expect.
Often one's house is their most costly purchase. Occasionally foundation problems are discovered upon the home owner wanting to sell the home and the buyer has hired an independent home inspector. Time and money are even more essential since the owner is trying to sell his/her home fast while making enough for a down payment on another home.
How can you fix foundation issues? Some call professionals and some do it on their own. We recommend using the professional mudjacking services of our company since we use a variety of techniques and methods. Mudjacking is one process utilized by foundation experts to fix foundation issues. There are two methods of this this technique: filling the gap and raising the interior flooring surfaces.
Filling the Void
In many cases, foundation problems in certain areas of Ballwin 63022 are the result of the perimeter of the foundation settling. When constructing a house, concrete piers are installed beneath the perimeter grade beam. The very first attempt to fix the problem is by using industry tools to return the home to its original position. After the readjustment, a gap is usually created underneath the main slab.
We then use a "mudjacking" technique to fill this emptiness. This is accomplished by drilling 2" holes 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 Interior Floors
In other situations, the inside portion of the slab might have settled. Mudjacking is used to raise interior floors and is accomplished from inside of your home by drilling 2" holes through the slab in the places that have settled and pumping a mixture of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This method uses a stiff combination of soil/cement grout and is typically associated with more complex foundation problems.
Even though it appears easy, this is a fragile and involved process to do correctly. 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. 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.