Mudjacking Concrete Repair – Saint Louis, MO 63113
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 when they notice a crack in the wall, or in more serious cases, they see a large crack in the bricks on the outside of the house. This can be unsettling as you would expect.
Often a person's home is their most costly investment. Sometimes foundation troubles are observed upon the home owner wanting to sell the house and the purchaser has chosen an independent home inspector. Time and money are much more essential because 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 get in touch with professionals and some do it themselves. We propose using the professional mudjacking services of our company because we use a number of techniques and methods. Mudjacking is one process used by foundation professionals to repair foundation problems. There are two methods of this this technique: filling the gap and raising the interior floor surfaces.
Filling the Void
Quite often, foundation problems in certain areas of Saint Louis, MO 63113 are the consequence of the border of the foundation settling. When constructing a house, concrete piers usually are installed underneath the perimeter grade beam. The very first attempt to fix the problem is by using industry tools to return the home to its original placement. Following the readjustment, a gap is usually created beneath the main slab.
We then make use of a "mudjacking" technique to fill this emptiness. 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 situations, the inside part of the slab may have settled. Mudjacking is used to raise interior floors and is accomplished from inside of your home 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 technique uses a stiff mix of soil/cement grout and is frequently associated with more complex foundation problems.
Although it seems simple enough, this can be a sensitive and involved process to do correctly. 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. 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.