Mudjacking – Crestwood, MO 63126
Foundation repair for someone's home is often only looked at in times of an emergency. The home owner could be sitting in his or her living room when they notice a crack in the wall, or in more severe cases, they see a large crack in the bricks on the exterior of the property. This can be disturbing to say the least.
Frequently one's house is their most expensive investment. Occasionally foundation troubles are observed upon the home owner wanting to sell the house and the buyer has chosen an independent home inspector. Money and time are even more critical since the owner is trying to sell his/her home fast while making enough for a deposit on another home.
How can one fix foundation troubles? Some call professionals and some do it themselves. We highly recommend using the professional mudjacking services of our company since we use a variety 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 void and raising the interior floor surfaces.
Filling the Void
Quite often, foundation problems in certain areas of Crestwood, MO 63126 are the consequence of the outside of the foundation settling. When constructing a house, concrete piers are set up under the perimeter grade beam. The first attempt to fix the problem is by using industry tools to return the house to its original position. After the readjustment, a gap is usually created beneath the main slab.
We then use a "mudjacking" technique to fill this gap. This is accomplished by drilling 2" divots through the perimeter grade beam surrounding the home and pumping a blend of soil and cement grout into the gap. Then the holes are filled with a fluid blend of soil/cement grout.
Raise Interior Flooring
In other situations, the inside area 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 which have settled and pumping a mixture of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This technique uses a stiff mix of soil/cement grout and is typically associated with more complicated foundation problems.
Although it appears simple enough, this can be a sensitive and involved procedure to do correctly. Being familiar with the common land issues around the area and through comprehensive 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.