Mudjacking Concrete Repair – Saint Louis, MO 63169
Foundation repair for someone's house is frequently only thought of in times of an emergency. The home owner may be sitting in his or her living room when they notice a crack in the wall, or in more severe instances, they see a large crack in the bricks on the outside of the house. This really is troubling as you would expect.
Often a person's house is their most expensive purchase. Occasionally foundation troubles are observed upon the home owner wanting to sell the house and the buyer has chosen an independent inspector. Money and time are much more vital since the owner is trying to sell his/her home quickly while making enough for a deposit on another house.
How can you fix foundation troubles? Some contact professionals and some do it themselves. We propose making use of the professional mudjacking services of our company because we use a number of techniques and methods. Mudjacking is one process used by foundation experts to fix foundation problems. There are two methods of this this technique: filling the void and raising the interior flooring surfaces.
Filling the Void
Frequently, foundation problems in certain parts of Saint Louis, MO 63169 are the result of the border of the foundation settling. When constructing a home, concrete piers are set up beneath 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 gap is usually created under the main slab.
We then make use of a "mudjacking" technique to fill this emptiness. This is accomplished by drilling 2" holes through the perimeter grade beam surrounding the home and pumping a blend of soil and cement grout into the emptiness. Then the holes are filled with a fluid mix of soil/cement grout.
Raise Inside Floors
In other scenarios, the inside part of the slab might have settled. Mudjacking is used to boost interior floors and is accomplished from the inside of your home by drilling 2" holes through the slab in the areas that have settled and pumping a mixture of soil/cement grout under the foundation. This method uses a stiff mix of soil/cement grout and is often connected with more complex foundation problems.
Even though it appears simple enough, this can be a fragile and involved procedure to do correctly. Being familiar with the common land issues around the area and through comprehensive experience, the process can 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.