Concrete Slab Repair

Concrete Slab Repair

If your home was constructed on a concrete slab, we perform multiple methods of repair to remedy settlement.  Repair to your home may require one or multiple methods of concrete slab repair.  Some solutions include:

Hybrid Steel Piling

The Hybrid Steel Piling combines with the strength and longevity of steel starter cylinders to gain greater depth and concrete cylinder piling.

  1. Using the PowerTeam hydraulic ram that reaches greater than 10,000 psi, the smaller, but substantial, steel sections, fabricated from Schedule 40 Steel Pipe can reach deeper, punching through harder clay and rocky soils using the weight of your home.
  2. The larger concrete sections are driven in the soils when the pressure reaches approximately 6,000 psi to provide greater bearing area for a stronger repair.  Unlike steel, the concrete will not corrode in the upper soil layers rich with oxygen and moisture.
  3. This system is installed directly under the foundation of your home, by hand, without the use of heavy equipment.
  4. The Hybrid Steel Piling can be “washed” during the driving process to help gain greater depth
  5. The Hybrid Steel Piling is adjustable should it be necessary to do so

 

Steel Piling

  1. Using the PowerTeam hydraulic ram that reaches greater than 10,000 psi, the smaller, but substantial, steel sections, fabricated from Schedule 40 Steel Pipe can reach deeper, punching through harder clay and rocky soils using the weight of your home
  2. The Schedule 40 Steel Pipe is pressed, until the home begins to recover or the pressure from the weight of the home reaches 10,000 psi
  3. The Steel Piling is capped with a 8″ cylinder then a solid block.  Two concrete cylinders are added to the top of the solid block and then shims are placed between the cylinders and the footer.
  4. The hole is backfilled, by hand, to ensure appropriate tamping and backfill.
  5. The Steel Piling is adjustable should it be necessary to do so.

Drilled Pier

  1. Utilizing an auger, a hole is drilled beneath the footer or slab.
  2. The pier is then caged, or formed, with rebar to create the pier form.
  3. Concrete is then poured into the drilled hole and pad site.
  4. The drilled pier is allowed cure – typically 2 to 3 weeks.
  5. After the concrete has cured, adjustments are made to recovery the home or structure.
  6. The Drilled Pier is adjustable should it be necessary to do so.

Polyurethane Injections

  1. 5/8″ holes are drilled into the concrete slab
  2. Utilizing the Graco E20 Reactor, the Polyurethane material is “shot” into the ports and beneath the slab
  3. The slab begins to recover

Jack Pads

Utilized for porches, patios and light weight structures, the area is excavated, a concrete pad is placed beneath the area to be recovered, adjustments are made to the structure and the area is backfilled.