Mudjacking Company – Kimmswick, Missouri 63053
Foundation repair for somebody's house is frequently 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 severe instances, they see a big crack in the bricks on the exterior of the house. This really is worrisome to say the least.
Typically a person's home is their most expensive investment. Sometimes foundation troubles are discovered upon the home owner wanting to sell the home and the buyer has hired an independent inspector. Money and time are much more important because the owner is trying to sell his/her home quickly while making enough for a down payment on another home.
How can one fix foundation issues? Some contact professionals and some do it themselves. We recommend using 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 repair foundation problems. There are 2 methods of this this technique: filling the void and raising the interior flooring surfaces.
Filling the Gap
Quite often, foundation problems in certain parts of 63053 are the result of the border of the foundation settling. When building a house, concrete piers are set up beneath the perimeter grade beam. The first attempt to repair the problem is by using industry tools to return the home to its original placement. 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" holes through the perimeter grade beam all around the home and pumping a blend of soil and cement grout into the gap. Then the holes are filled with a fluid mixture of soil/cement grout.
Raise Inside Flooring
In other situations, the interior portion of the slab may have settled. Mudjacking is used to boost interior floors and is accomplished from inside of your house by drilling 2" holes through the slab in the places that have settled and pumping a blend of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This method uses a stiff mixture of soil/cement grout and is often connected with more complicated foundation problems.
Although it appears easy, this is a delicate and involved process 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.