Foundation Repair

Does your Concrete Foundation safe?  Problems on foundations may lead to major structural damage within your property. Let Geo Ground Grout Modifications Specialist Inc. help you find the solutions.
Common questions:
What are the main causes of foundation damages?
What are the reason for being prone on foundation damage?
What are the reason for being prone on foundation damage?
What are the problems resulting from foundation settlement?
What method to be used for foundation repair?
If you notice something unusual on your foundations let a company with an expertise on foundation repairs do a professional inspections and you may also consult a structural engineer if needed.
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What are the main causes of foundation damages?

For the immense majority of foundation problems, water is one of the main reason for foundation damages. Variations on content moisture of soil will cause swelling, shrinking and movement of soil under foundations.

What are the reason for being prone on foundation damage?

  • Expansive clay
  • Soils that are not properly compacted
  • Due to weather changes
  • Poor land development drainage
  • Plumbing leaks under ground
  • Roots of trees that are near properties
  • Natural calamities such as earthquake and floods
Those soils with majority of clay content are generally the most affected and sometimes places with inconsiderable calamities.

What are the problems resulting from foundation settlement?

    • Structural Damage
    • It depreciates the property value
    • Crack damage
    • Malfunctions of equipments
    • Hazards such as ground wide settlement
    Ground Settlement can destroy the value of your home by damaging properties structural members. If you see signs of damage get the problem solved right away before the foundation sink causing more expensive damage.
    Common Signs on foundation problem
    • Rotation of wall
    • Uneven floor slabs
    • Cracks in floor
    • Misaligned doors or windows
    • Cracked wall bricks
    Some signs are visible and easily to detect. Sandy soils are also considered for foundation failures for it is not expanding and can be washed away easily.

What method to be used for foundation repair?

Concrete Foundation Methods of Repair
Geo Grout Ground Modification Specialist are here to choose a method for concrete foundation repair namely the slab jacking and the Piering. It will depend on the type of ground problem being treated.
  • Slab jacking are commonly use on smaller slab problem at residentials, driveways,desk pool,sidewalks.
Slabjacking is done through cement grout pumping on a small hole of interior or exterior concrete slab, it solidifies into a concrete mass to resist ground failure and stabilizes the sub soil.
  • Piering are commonly used for larger problem such as residential, commercial building and shifting of foundation. It is used to stabilize the foundation.
Piering and Underpinning involves excavating series of holes on site and later filled with concrete which strengthens the foundation.

Disadvantages of Soil Nails

Some of the disadvantages of soil nails are:
  • Soil nails are not applicable for large amount of groundwater seeps on excavation.
  • Permanent long term applications are not recommended.
  • Sand and gravels are not compatible on this process.
  • Not practical to use on areas with a high water table.

Get in touch!

Contact the specialists at Geo Grout Ground Modification Specialist Inc. of Western United States for your chemical grouting project needs. Call us at (650) 241-2400 for complete information on our Foundation Repair services or email us at sales@gggms.com to discuss your Foundation Repair needs today.
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