Mudjacking Concrete Repair – Country Club Hills, MO 63136
Foundation repair for someone's house is often only looked at in times of an unexpected emergency. The home owner may be sitting in his or her living room when they notice a crack in the wall, or in more serious situations, they see a big crack in the bricks on the outside of the house. This can be worrisome as you would expect.
Frequently a person's house is their most costly purchase. Occasionally foundation problems are discovered upon the home owner wanting to sell the house and the purchaser has chosen an independent home inspector. Money and time are even more important since the owner is trying to sell his/her house quickly while making enough for a deposit on another house.
How can one fix foundation problems? Some contact professionals and some do it themselves. We highly recommend making use of the professional mudjacking services of our company because we use many different techniques and methods. Mudjacking is one process utilized by foundation professionals to fix foundation problems. There are 2 methods of this this technique: filling the gap and raising the interior floors.
Filling the Void
In many cases, foundation problems in certain parts of Country Club Hills 63136 are the consequence of the perimeter of the foundation settling. When building a home, concrete piers usually are set up 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 placement. After the readjustment, a void is usually created beneath the main slab.
We then make use of a "mudjacking" technique to fill up this gap. This is achieved by drilling 2" divots through the perimeter grade beam all around the home and pumping a blend of soil and cement grout into the gap. Then the pockets are filled with a fluid mixture of soil/cement grout.
Raise Inside Flooring
In other cases, the interior portion of the slab may have settled. Mudjacking is used to lift interior floors and is accomplished from inside of your house by drilling 2" holes through the slab in the areas that have settled and pumping a blend of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This method uses a stiff mixture of soil/cement grout and is typically connected with more complex foundation problems.
Although it seems easy, this is a fragile and involved process to do appropriately. Being familiar with the common land issues around the area and through extensive 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.