Mudjacking Concrete Repair – Saint Louis, Missouri 63127
Foundation repair for somebody's house is often only looked at in times of an unexpected 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 exterior of the house. This really is troubling as you would expect.
Typically one's home is their most expensive investment. Occasionally foundation problems are discovered upon the home owner wanting to sell the property and the purchaser has hired an independent home inspector. Money and time are even more important because the owner is trying to sell his/her property quickly while making enough for a down payment on another home.
How can one fix foundation issues? Some call professionals and some do it on their own. We propose making use of the professional mudjacking services of our company since we use a variety of techniques and methods. Mudjacking is one process used by foundation experts to fix foundation problems. There are two methods of this this technique: filling the gap and raising the interior floors.
Filling the Gap
Often times, foundation problems in certain areas of Saint Louis, MO 63127 are the consequence of the border of the foundation settling. When constructing a home, concrete piers are set up underneath the perimeter grade beam. The 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 under the main slab.
We then use a "mudjacking" technique to fill this gap. This is done by drilling 2" holes through the perimeter grade beam surrounding the home and pumping a mixture of soil and cement grout into the emptiness. Then the pockets are filled with a fluid blend of soil/cement grout.
Raise Interior Flooring
In other scenarios, the interior part of the slab may have settled. Mudjacking is used to raise interior floors and is accomplished from the 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 method uses a stiff mixture of soil/cement grout and is typically connected with more complex foundation problems.
Although it sounds simple enough, this can be a sensitive and involved process to do appropriately. Being familiar with the common land issues around the area and through extensive experience, the process may 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.