If your home’s foundation is damaged, then you should know that your home is in rough shape. As you probably already know, the damage is not limited just to the foundation—in fact, the reason you called a foundation repair and drainage correction company is likely because you’ve noticed other signs of needing foundation repair. Here are some things you can expect from the repair process in your home:
There are two basic types of foundation repair used today. The first is called mudjacking, also known as concrete slabjacking. Mudjacking is most effective in situations where voids develop under your foundation. The surfaces under your foundation subsequently sink and crack because there is nothing underneath to support it. Mudjacking simply involves filling in the voids underneath the surface with a special mix of cement. This forces your foundation back up and flattens the surface above.
The second method of foundation repair is known as piling or piering. In piling, long steel or concrete pipes, also known as piles or piers, are driven into the ground until they reach a level of soil that cannot be penetrated, which is known as the refusal point. After the piers are adjusted to the proper height, hydraulic jacks are attached to the piers in order to push up the foundation of your home. This restores the foundation back to its correct position.
One of the things that homeowners worry about most is repair time. Typically, foundation repair only takes one or two days, but it can take longer depending on the severity of the foundation damage. You won’t have to worry about damage to your landscaping, as these processes are only minimally intrusive. Within 4-6 weeks, you can begin making repairs on your home that were necessitated by the failed foundation, such as cracks in drywall and mortar.
Don’t wait until your foundation is severely damaged to call a foundation repair service. Contact Structured Foundation Repairs, Inc. to learn more about our services. Visit us online or call (972) 484-1200 to learn more.