Mudjacking Company – Saint Louis, Missouri 63128
Foundation repair for someone's house is often only thought of in times of an unexpected emergency. The home owner might be sitting in his or her living room area when they notice a crack in the wall, or in more serious cases, they see a huge crack in the bricks on the outside of the house. This is disturbing to say the least.
Frequently a person's house is their most costly purchase. Sometimes foundation troubles are discovered upon the home owner wanting to sell the house and the purchaser has chosen an independent home inspector. Time and money are much more crucial because the owner is trying to sell his/her property quickly while making enough for a deposit on another house.
How can one fix foundation problems? Some get in touch with professionals and some do it on their own. We propose making use of the professional mudjacking services of our company simply because we use a variety of techniques and methods. Mudjacking is one process used by foundation professionals to repair foundation issues. There are two methods of this this technique: filling the gap and raising the interior flooring surfaces.
Filling the Gap
Quite often, foundation problems in certain areas of 63128 are the consequence of the outside of the foundation settling. When constructing a house, concrete piers usually are installed under the perimeter grade beam. The 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 void. This is done by drilling 2" holes through the perimeter grade beam all around the house and pumping a mixture of soil and cement grout into the emptiness. Then the holes are filled with a fluid mix of soil/cement grout.
Raise Interior Floors
In other situations, the inside portion of the slab might have settled. Mudjacking is used to raise interior floors and is achieved from inside of your home by drilling 2" holes through the slab in the places that have settled and pumping a blend of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This method uses a stiff combination of soil/cement grout and is frequently associated with more complex foundation problems.
Even though it appears simple enough, this is a sensitive and involved process to do correctly. Being familiar with the common land issues around the area and through considerable experience, the process may 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.