Mudjacking – 63114
Foundation repair for someone's home is frequently only thought of in times of an unexpected emergency. The home owner may be sitting in his or her living room area when they notice a crack in the wall, or in more serious cases, they see a huge crack in the bricks on the exterior of the property. This can be troublesome as you would expect.
Typically a person's home is their most expensive investment. Sometimes foundation problems are observed upon the home owner wanting to sell the home and the purchaser has chosen an independent inspector. Money and time are much more essential since the owner is trying to sell his/her property fast while making enough for a deposit on another house.
How can one fix foundation troubles? Some get in touch with professionals and some do it themselves. We highly recommend making use of the professional mudjacking services of our company because we use a variety of 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 void and raising the interior floor surfaces.
Filling the Void
Frequently, foundation problems in certain areas of Overland 63114 are the result of the outside of the foundation settling. When building a house, concrete piers usually are installed beneath the perimeter grade beam. The first attempt to fix the problem is by using industry tools to return the house to its original location. After the readjustment, a void 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" divots through the perimeter grade beam surrounding the house and pumping a mixture of soil and cement grout into the emptiness. Then the pockets are filled with a fluid mix of soil/cement grout.
Raise Inside Flooring
In other situations, the inside area of the slab might have settled. Mudjacking is used to raise interior floors and is accomplished from the inside of your house by drilling 2" holes through the slab in the areas that have settled and pumping a mixture of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This process uses a stiff mixture of soil/cement grout and is frequently associated with more complex foundation problems.
Even though it sounds easy, this can be a sensitive and involved process to do correctly. Being familiar with the common land issues around the area and through comprehensive 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.