Mudjacking – Wellston 63112
Foundation repair for someone's house is often only thought of 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 situations, they see a large crack in the bricks on the exterior of the house. This can be worrisome as you would expect.
Typically one's home is their most expensive investment. Occasionally foundation troubles are discovered upon the home owner wanting to sell the house and the buyer has chosen an independent inspector. Money and time are even more essential since the owner is trying to sell his/her home fast while making enough for a deposit on another home.
How can you fix foundation problems? Some contact professionals and some do it themselves. 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 experts to fix foundation problems. There are 2 methods of this this technique: filling the gap and raising the interior floor surfaces.
Filling the Gap
Often times, foundation problems in certain areas of Wellston, MO 63112 are the result of the outside 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 home to its original position. After the readjustment, a gap is usually created underneath the main slab.
We then make use of a "mudjacking" technique to fill up this emptiness. This is done by drilling 2" holes through the perimeter grade beam all around the home and pumping a mixture of soil and cement grout into the gap. Then the holes are filled with a fluid mix of soil/cement grout.
Raise Inside Flooring
In other cases, the inside area of the slab might have settled. Mudjacking is used to raise interior floors and is accomplished from inside of your house by drilling 2" holes through the slab in the areas that have settled and pumping a blend of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This technique uses a stiff blend of soil/cement grout and is frequently connected with more complex foundation problems.
Although it sounds easy, this can be a sensitive and involved procedure to do appropriately. Being familiar with the common land issues around the area and through considerable 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.