Mudjacking Company – Saint Louis 63116
Foundation repair for someone's house is frequently only looked at in times of an emergency. The home owner may be sitting in his or her living room when they notice a crack in the wall, or in more serious instances, they see a huge crack in the bricks on the exterior of the property. This is worrisome to say the least.
Typically a person's home is their most costly purchase. Sometimes foundation problems are observed upon the home owner wanting to sell the property and the buyer has hired an independent home inspector. Time and money are even more crucial since the owner is trying to sell his/her property fast while making enough for a deposit on another home.
How can you fix foundation issues? Some call professionals and some do it on their own. We recommend making use of the professional mudjacking services of our company since we use many different techniques and methods. Mudjacking is one process used by foundation professionals to fix foundation problems. There are two methods of this this technique: filling the gap and raising the interior floor surfaces.
Filling the Gap
Often times, foundation problems in certain parts of Saint Louis 63116 are the consequence of the border of the foundation settling. When building a house, concrete piers usually are set up 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 position. After the readjustment, a void is usually created underneath the main slab.
We then use a "mudjacking" technique to fill up this gap. This is done by drilling 2" divots through the perimeter grade beam all around the house and pumping a mixture of soil and cement grout into the void. Then the pockets are filled with a fluid mixture of soil/cement grout.
Raise Inside Flooring
In other situations, the inside portion of the slab might have settled. Mudjacking is used to lift interior floors and is achieved from the inside of your home by drilling 2" holes through the slab in the areas which 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 often associated with more complicated foundation problems.
Although it appears easy, this can be a fragile and involved process to do appropriately. Being familiar with the common land issues around the area and through considerable 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.