Mudjacking – Affton, Missouri 63123
Foundation repair for someone's house is frequently 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 instances, they see a big crack in the bricks on the outside of the property. This can be worrisome as you would expect.
Often a person's home is their most costly purchase. Occasionally foundation problems are observed upon the home owner wanting to sell the home and the buyer has hired an independent home inspector. Money and time are much more critical because the owner is trying to sell his/her home quickly while making enough for a deposit on another house.
How can one fix foundation problems? Some contact 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 professionals to fix foundation issues. There are two methods of this this technique: filling the void and raising the interior flooring surfaces.
Filling the Void
Frequently, foundation problems in certain areas of 63123 are the result of the border of the foundation settling. When constructing a home, concrete piers usually are set up beneath the perimeter grade beam. The very first attempt to repair the problem is by using industry tools to return the house to its original location. After the readjustment, a gap is usually created beneath the main slab.
We then make use of a "mudjacking" technique to fill up this emptiness. This is achieved by drilling 2" divots 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 mix of soil/cement grout.
Raise Interior Flooring
In other situations, the interior area of the slab might 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 which have settled and pumping a blend of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This process uses a stiff combination of soil/cement grout and is often associated with more complex foundation problems.
Even though it sounds easy, this is a sensitive and involved process to do appropriately. 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. 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.