Mudjacking – Hematite 63047
Foundation repair for someone's home is often only looked at in times of an unexpected emergency. The home owner might 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 large crack in the bricks on the exterior of the property. This really is worrisome as you would expect.
Usually a person's house is their most expensive purchase. Occasionally foundation troubles are discovered upon the home owner wanting to sell the house and the purchaser has chosen an independent home inspector. Time and money are much more crucial since the owner is trying to sell his/her house fast while making enough for a deposit on another home.
How can one fix foundation problems? Some contact professionals and some do it on their own. We highly recommend making use of the professional mudjacking services of our company since we use a variety of techniques and methods. Mudjacking is one process used 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 Void
In many cases, foundation problems in certain areas of Hematite 63047 are the consequence of the border of the foundation settling. When building a home, concrete piers usually are installed beneath the perimeter grade beam. The first attempt to repair the problem is by using industry tools to return the house to its original position. Following the readjustment, a void is usually created underneath the main slab.
We then use a "mudjacking" technique to fill this emptiness. This is achieved by drilling 2" holes through the perimeter grade beam all around the house and pumping a blend of soil and cement grout into the void. Then the holes are filled with a fluid mix of soil/cement grout.
Raise Inside Floors
In other situations, the inside part 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 which have settled and pumping a mixture of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This method uses a stiff mixture of soil/cement grout and is often associated with more complicated foundation problems.
Even though it appears simple enough, this is a delicate and involved process to do appropriately. Being familiar with the common land issues around the area and through extensive 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.