Foundation & Sinkhole Repair and Compaction Grouting
Ram Jack offers several options for sinkhole repair and foundation remediation to residents in Tampa, Florida and the surrounding areas. Many types of soil can see improvement with Compaction Grouting. Compaction Grouting is used for soil stabilization and densification as well as void filling. This method is used to fill the voids in the ground around and under your dwelling, providing foundation reinforcement and can be used for sinkhole repair.
How Does Compaction Grouting Provide Soil Stabilization?
The main purpose of compaction grouting is to increase the load the soil can bear by adding material to the lower soil layers. To do this, we utilize a limited access drill (which can fit through a 36” door opening) to drill to the adequate depth. Next, a thick cement/grout mixture is pumped into the ground under high pressure using a Schwing 500 grout pump and steel casing. We are capable of achieving 800 psi maximum and pump to a depth of 200 vertical feet. The soils are compacted as the cement/grout mixture penetrates the soil. The thick cement mixture is formulated to remain tight within the soil and fill any voids. The grout seals off the top of the limestone layer first. As the casings are removed section by section, the compaction grout increases soil density layer by layer. Finally, the casings are removed from the ground, loaded back onto the trailer and removed from the repaired property.
- Our Tampa sinkhole repair company uses a custom-made Boxer drill rig with rubber tracks that can fit through a 36” door opening.
- We use Schwing 500 grout pumps for compaction grouting.
- Our crews put down plywood to protect the customer’s grass while the drill rig is moved around.
- Our consistent attention to detail is why customers choose Ram Jack.