Mudjacking Concrete Repair – Creve Coeur, MO 63141
Foundation repair for somebody's home is often only looked at in times of an unexpected 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 instances, they see a large crack in the bricks on the outside of the house. This is worrisome as you would expect.
Usually one's home is their most expensive purchase. Occasionally foundation troubles are observed upon the home owner wanting to sell the home and the purchaser has hired an independent inspector. Money and time are even more vital since the owner is trying to sell his/her property quickly while making enough for a deposit on another home.
How can you fix foundation issues? Some contact professionals and some do it themselves. We recommend making use of the professional mudjacking services of our company because we use a variety of techniques and methods. Mudjacking is one process utilized by foundation professionals to fix foundation problems. There are two methods of this this technique: filling the gap and raising the interior flooring surfaces.
Filling the Gap
Quite often, foundation problems in certain parts of Creve Coeur 63141 are the consequence of the perimeter of the foundation settling. When building a house, concrete piers usually are installed beneath the perimeter grade beam. The first attempt to repair the problem is by using industry tools to return the home to its original position. After the readjustment, a void is usually created beneath the main slab.
We then use a "mudjacking" technique to fill up this void. 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 holes are filled with a fluid blend of soil/cement grout.
Raise Interior Flooring
In other scenarios, the inside portion of the slab may have settled. Mudjacking is used to boost interior floors and is accomplished from inside of your house by drilling 2" holes through the slab in the places which 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 associated with more complicated foundation problems.
Although it appears simple enough, this can be a delicate 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. 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.