Mudjacking – House Springs, Missouri 63051
Foundation repair for somebody's house is often only thought of in times of an 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 severe situations, they see a large crack in the bricks on the exterior of the house. This is troublesome as you would expect.
Frequently a person's home is their most expensive investment. Occasionally foundation problems are observed upon the home owner wanting to sell the house and the purchaser has hired an independent inspector. Time and money are much more important since the owner is trying to sell his/her property fast while making enough for a down payment on another house.
How can you fix foundation troubles? Some get in touch with professionals and some do it on their own. We propose making use of the professional mudjacking services of our company since we use a number 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
Quite often, foundation problems in certain areas of House Springs, MO 63051 are the result of the perimeter of the foundation settling. When building a home, concrete piers usually are installed underneath 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. After the readjustment, a gap is usually created underneath the main slab.
We then make use of a "mudjacking" technique to fill this void. This is achieved by drilling 2" holes through the perimeter grade beam all around the house and pumping a mixture of soil and cement grout into the gap. Then the pockets are filled with a fluid mix of soil/cement grout.
Raise Interior Flooring
In other situations, the inside area of the slab may have settled. Mudjacking is used to raise 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 method uses a stiff mixture of soil/cement grout and is frequently connected with more complex foundation problems.
Although 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 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.