Mudjacking Concrete Repair – Berkeley, MO 63134
Foundation repair for somebody's house is frequently only thought of in times of an emergency. The home owner might be sitting in his or her living room when they notice a crack in the wall, or in more severe situations, they see a big crack in the bricks on the outside of the property. This can be disturbing to say the least.
Frequently one's house is their most expensive purchase. Sometimes foundation troubles are discovered upon the home owner wanting to sell the home and the purchaser has chosen an independent inspector. Money and time are even more essential because the owner is trying to sell his/her home fast while making enough for a deposit on another house.
How can you fix foundation issues? Some call professionals and some do it on their own. We recommend making use of the professional mudjacking services of our company since we use a number 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 floor surfaces.
Filling the Void
Often times, foundation problems in certain areas of Berkeley 63134 are the consequence of the perimeter of the foundation settling. When building a house, concrete piers are installed 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. Following the readjustment, a void is usually created underneath the main slab.
We then make use of a "mudjacking" technique to fill up this emptiness. This is accomplished by drilling 2" divots 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 mixture of soil/cement grout.
Raise Interior Floors
In other scenarios, the interior part of the slab may 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 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 connected with more complex foundation problems.
Even though it sounds easy, this is a sensitive and involved process to do correctly. 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. 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.