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How Pressure Grouting Is a Foundation Repair Option for Common Soil Issues August 31, 2017

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How Pressure Grouting Is a Foundation Repair Option for Common Soil Issues, Louisville, Kentucky

Certain soil issues and soil composition can affect your home’s foundation, leading to shifting, cracking, and windows and doors that stick. One way to remedy common soil troubles affecting your foundation is pressure grouting. The Dwyer Company, Inc. in Lexington and Louisville, KY, and West Chester, OH, explains how pressure grouting is an excellent option for foundation repair.

The soil on where your foundation rests can determine which problems to look out for. Expansive clay swells when it’s wet and shrinks when it’s dry, leading to ground shifts and foundation movement. Sand is prone to erosion, especially if water drainage seeps underneath. For rockier soil, fractures and faults in a more sloped ground can suffer from the effects of gravity. Sliding and erosion are major trouble, especially if the foundations are not properly pinned with tied-back anchors.

Sometimes, multiple types of soil and densities in the same area can lead to trouble, causing the foundation to settle unevenly and to crack. Backfill soil is looser than natural soil. The more porous nature will collect more water under your foundation, creating a pool. Without proper drainage, this pooling water in the soil will eventually seep into your foundation. Also, major temperature changes can cause soil, water, and air to expand and contract. This constant movement compromises your foundation’s integrity and leads to shifting and cracking.

foundation repairOne of the best forms of foundation repair is pressure grouting. Also known as slabjacking, pressure grouting essentially lifts any sunken concrete by pumping in grout to fill any voids and stabilize the foundation, as well as the soil around it.

As a leader in slabjacking, The Dwyer Company employs a fleet of state-of-the-art mobile pressure grouting pumps able to pour in large volumes of grout at high pressures. With 25 years of experience and top equipment and technology, their foundation repair and slabjacking services ensure your property is stabilized once again, preventing further damage. 

With three locations serving residential and commercial customers in Lexington and Louisville, KY, and West Chester, OH, The Dwyer Company Inc. is renowned for their pressure grouting, slabjacking, foundation repair, underpinning, and waterproofing services. Their state-of-the-art technology ensures top-notch results for any size project. Call one of their locations for a free estimate today: Lexington, KY (859) 231-0998, Louisville, KY (502) 489-5438, or West Chester, OH (513) 777-0998. Visit them online for more information.  

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