In the past, concrete slab foundations were repaired with extensive disruption to the family or business with poor techniques for sunken slabs and structures. However, since then, there are now more successful methods for concrete foundation repair for Louisville homes. They’re also less invasive than pier and beam foundation methods and don’t require crawl space work. Currently, the most common methods are called slab jacking and piering.
- Slabjacking: when your contractor completed the repair via slab jacking, grout is injected beneath the slab through drilled holes thereby producing a force to lift the slab to its original position. Therefore, the slab will not have to be replaced in any way, is structurally reinforced, and offers you a less expensive process.
- Piering (Piling): this technique is often used to repair a foundation settlement involving using steel pipe piling which is driven into load-bearing stratum.
The process of repairing your concrete foundation varies from one project to the next due to each home, foundation, and land being different. If your concrete slab needs a more simple repair, our foundation repair company also offers patches and sealants. This is used to repair cracks in the concrete that do not directly impact the structure of the foundation and integrity of the structure. These cracks in the concrete foundation can be caused by settling of the house, which is not a serious issue, however, they should be filled before an issue is created.