Mudjacking – Saint Louis, Missouri 63121
Foundation repair for somebody's home is often 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 severe cases, they see a huge crack in the bricks on the outside of the house. This really is disturbing as you would expect.
Frequently one's house is their most expensive investment. Occasionally foundation troubles are observed upon the home owner wanting to sell the home and the buyer has hired an independent home inspector. Money and time are even more important since the owner is trying to sell his/her property fast while making enough for a down payment on another home.
How can one fix foundation problems? Some get in touch with professionals and some do it on their own. We recommend using the professional mudjacking services of our company because we use many different techniques and methods. Mudjacking is one process used by foundation experts to fix foundation issues. There are 2 methods of this this technique: filling the gap and raising the interior floor surfaces.
Filling the Gap
In many cases, foundation problems in certain areas of Saint Louis 63121 are the result of the perimeter of the foundation settling. When constructing a home, concrete piers usually are installed underneath the perimeter grade beam. The very first attempt to repair the problem is by using industry tools to return the home to its original placement. Following the readjustment, a void is usually created underneath the main slab.
We then use a "mudjacking" technique to fill up this gap. 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 pockets are filled with a fluid mix of soil/cement grout.
Raise Inside Floors
In other situations, the interior portion of the slab might have settled. Mudjacking is used to lift interior floors and is accomplished from inside of your house by drilling 2" holes through the slab in the places which have settled and pumping a mixture of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This method uses a stiff blend of soil/cement grout and is often connected with more complicated foundation problems.
Although it seems 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 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.