Mudjacking – Saint Louis, Missouri 63133
Foundation repair for someone's home is often only thought of 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 serious cases, they see a huge crack in the bricks on the outside of the property. This is worrisome as you would expect.
Frequently one's home is their most costly investment. Sometimes foundation problems are observed upon the home owner wanting to sell the house and the purchaser has hired an independent home inspector. Money and time are even more critical because the owner is trying to sell his/her house fast while making enough for a down payment on another home.
How can you fix foundation problems? Some get in touch with professionals and some do it themselves. We propose using the professional mudjacking services of our company because we use many different techniques and methods. Mudjacking is one process utilized by foundation experts to repair foundation problems. There are 2 methods of this this technique: filling the void and raising the interior flooring surfaces.
Filling the Gap
In many cases, foundation problems in certain areas of Saint Louis, Missouri 63133 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 fix the problem is by using industry tools to return the home to its original location. Following the readjustment, a void is usually created under the main slab.
We then make use of a "mudjacking" technique to fill up this emptiness. This is done by drilling 2" divots through the perimeter grade beam all around the home and pumping a blend of soil and cement grout into the emptiness. Then the pockets are filled with a fluid mixture of soil/cement grout.
Raise Inside Floors
In other situations, the interior part of the slab might have settled. Mudjacking is used to lift interior floors and is accomplished from the inside of your house by drilling 2" holes through the slab in the areas that have settled and pumping a mixture of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This technique uses a stiff combination of soil/cement grout and is often connected with more complicated foundation problems.
Although it sounds simple enough, this is a fragile and involved process to do appropriately. 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. 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.