Mudjacking Concrete Repair – Saint Louis, MO 63135
Foundation repair for someone's home is often only thought of in times of an unexpected emergency. The home owner could 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 big crack in the bricks on the exterior of the house. This can be disturbing as you would expect.
Frequently a person's house is their most expensive investment. Occasionally foundation problems are observed upon the home owner wanting to sell the house and the buyer has chosen an independent home inspector. Time and money are much more essential because the owner is trying to sell his/her property quickly while making enough for a deposit on another house.
How can you fix foundation issues? Some call professionals and some do it themselves. We highly recommend making use of the professional mudjacking services of our company simply because we use a number of techniques and methods. Mudjacking is one process utilized by foundation professionals to repair foundation issues. There are two methods of this this technique: filling the void and raising the interior floors.
Filling the Gap
Frequently, foundation problems in certain parts of Saint Louis, MO 63135 are the result of the border of the foundation settling. When constructing a home, 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 house to its original location. Following the readjustment, a gap is usually created under the main slab.
We then make use of a "mudjacking" technique to fill up this void. This is accomplished by drilling 2" holes through the perimeter grade beam all around the house and pumping a blend of soil and cement grout into the emptiness. Then the pockets are filled with a fluid blend of soil/cement grout.
Raise Inside Floors
In other scenarios, the inside area 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 places which have settled and pumping a blend of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This technique uses a stiff blend of soil/cement grout and is often connected with more complex foundation problems.
Even though it appears simple enough, this is a sensitive and involved procedure to do correctly. Being familiar with the common land issues around the area and through comprehensive 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.