Mudjacking and foundation repair are two solutions for bulging basement floors, settling driveways, sagging foundations, and sinking sidewalk. Deciding which one to use, though, is the real question. When you are faced with this confusing decision it's time to call in a pro. Because most of us don't deal with this sort of thing day to day, the choice is often perplexing. Here is an easy guide to help you decide.
The most cost effective solution for dealing with exterior settling problems that are non-structural (not connected to a house or outbuilding) is mudjacking. It is a process initially developed for re-leveling sidewalks.
Mudjacking involves drilling 2-inch diameter holes in the affected slab and pumping in a thick "mud" which is a mixture of sandy loam, water and cement. This "mud" is inserted under several hundred pounds of pressure to create back pressure which will raise the slab to its original elevation.
Slab re-leveling is offered in many cases. This is when a compound is spread on top of the slab. The slab maintenance and refinishing experts at mudjacking companies specialize in this flatwork finishing as well as mudjacking.
Foundation repair is an entirely different approach than mudjacking. To return a home's foundation to a level condition, this solution uses engineered solutions. This is usually accomplished with the installation of steel piers. Foundation repair companies work within the rigorous standards of local building departments as they deal almost completely with the structural elements of a home.
If there are signs that your foundation is failing, call Peak Structural, INC. Bowing, sinking, settling, bulging, or cracking are some symptoms to watch out for in your basement. Peak Structural, INC are foundation and repair maintenance experts. Peak Structural, INC has unique equipment to determine where and how a foundation is moving and can provide long-term solutions with 25+ year warranties.
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