Slabjacking Company – Saint Louis 63108

Slabjacking in Saint Louis, MO 63108 solves concrete problems. It isn't really unheard of to find concrete slabs which have damaged and settled. If the dirt below a layer of concrete settles or washes away due to a water leak or other problems, a piece of the slab will likely be unsupported, so the bottom of the slab will be in stress. If the slab breaks or cracks because of its limited strength in pressure, some of it will certainly sink right down to the bottom of the hole or recessed region. A settled or shifted slab can be a problem if it happens in a garage, basement or sidewalk. The damaged, tilted and irregular surface must be repaired so that it will not pose a safety threat.

Thankfully, a settled or sunken slab in Saint Louis, Missouri 63108 is frequently brought back to level (or close to it) by a procedure referred to as mudjacking, also referred to as slabjacking. Performed by a skilled foundation repair contractor, mudjacking can be a long term fix that restores a slab to its initial state (However, the main cause of the soil settlement or removal should be identified and eliminated before the repair occurs, in order to ensure against a new gap forming.

Using Slabjacking to Repair Destroyed Concrete

Mudjacking functions by pumping a cement grout or "slurry" under the slab. After the slurry moves into the voids and fills up all the bare spaces under the slab, it begins to apply hydraulic pressure, pressing the slab up toward its original placement. A skilled foundation repair specialist understands when it's necessary to cease pumping. Once the slurry hardens, cracks could be filled and slight discrepancies in level could be corrected (if required) by applying a skim coat of mortar over the region.

Because of the specific gear and education needed to pump concrete under pressure and also the messiness of the procedure, mudjacking in Saint Louis, Missouri 63108 is best done by a skilled foundation repair contractor. The holes by which the slurry is pumped must be logically placed and sized to snugly fit the hoses that convey the mixture. The consistency of the slurry might be varied depending on how much lifting pressure is required; a fuller mix could lift more substantial slabs. Typical ingredients in the slurry include Portland cement, sand, flyash (a byproduct of coal burning) and different chemicals that help protect against shrinking.

The pay back for this work is a slab which comes in close proximity to its initial condition, and will stay like that as long as soil settlement doesn't reoccur. Mudjacking to repair a settled slab in Saint Louis, MO 63108 typically is cheaper than half the cost of totally replacing the old slab with a new one.

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