Mudjacking Concrete Repair – Ellisville, MO 63038
Foundation repair for somebody's house is frequently only thought of 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 situations, they see a big crack in the bricks on the outside of the property. This is disturbing to say the least.
Usually one's home is their most expensive purchase. Occasionally foundation troubles are discovered upon the home owner wanting to sell the property and the buyer has hired an independent home inspector. Time and money are much more vital because the owner is trying to sell his/her house fast while making enough for a deposit on another home.
How can you fix foundation problems? Some call professionals and some do it on their own. We recommend making use of the professional mudjacking services of our company simply because we use many different techniques and methods. Mudjacking is one process utilized by foundation professionals to fix foundation issues. There are 2 methods of this this technique: filling the gap and raising the interior floors.
Filling the Gap
In many cases, foundation problems in certain areas of Ellisville, MO 63038 are the result of the perimeter of the foundation settling. When constructing a home, concrete piers are installed under the perimeter grade beam. The very first attempt to repair the problem is by using industry tools to return the home to its original location. Following the readjustment, a void is usually created beneath the main slab.
We then use a "mudjacking" technique to fill up this gap. This is achieved by drilling 2" holes through the perimeter grade beam surrounding the home and pumping a blend of soil and cement grout into the void. Then the holes are filled with a fluid blend of soil/cement grout.
Raise Interior Floors
In other scenarios, the inside area of the slab might have settled. Mudjacking is used to lift interior floors and is achieved from the inside of your house by drilling 2" holes through the slab in the areas which have settled and pumping a mixture of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This technique uses a stiff combination of soil/cement grout and is frequently connected with more complicated foundation problems.
Even though it seems simple enough, this is a fragile and involved process 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.