Mudjacking Concrete Repair – Saint Louis, Missouri 63134
Foundation repair for somebody's home is frequently only looked at 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 severe situations, they see a big crack in the bricks on the outside of the house. This can be worrisome to say the least.
Frequently a person's house is their most expensive purchase. Occasionally foundation troubles are observed upon the home owner wanting to sell the home and the buyer has chosen an independent home inspector. Money and time are much more essential because the owner is trying to sell his/her home quickly while making enough for a deposit on another house.
How can you fix foundation issues? Some get in touch with professionals and some do it on their own. We 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 fix foundation issues. There are two methods of this this technique: filling the void and raising the interior floors.
Filling the Void
Frequently, foundation problems in certain parts of Saint Louis 63134 are the result of the perimeter of the foundation settling. When building a home, concrete piers are installed under the perimeter grade beam. The very first attempt to fix the problem is by using industry tools to return the home to its original location. After the readjustment, a void is usually created under the main slab.
We then make use of a "mudjacking" technique to fill 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 void. Then the holes are filled with a fluid mixture of soil/cement grout.
Raise Interior Floors
In other cases, the interior portion of the slab may have settled. Mudjacking is used to boost 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 blend of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This process uses a stiff mix of soil/cement grout and is frequently associated with more complicated foundation problems.
Even though it sounds simple enough, this can be a fragile and involved procedure to do appropriately. 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.