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Foundation repair needed

Is Foundation Repair Needed?

A house that has cracks inside or outside may have foundation issues that need to be repaired. The cracks can be found in the brick, sheetrock, floorboards, tile, and foundation.  Many times gaps can be found between some doors and windows.  The damages can also cause problems in the basement including leaning walls and flooding.

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The reason for foundation damage is the soil beneath the home. Expansive soil can shrink and swell according to the moisture in the ground. High moisture levels can cause the soil to expand which will heave and lift the home. Some factors that contribute to too much moisture in the soil are plumbing leaks and improper drainage. The opposite can also happen. If there’s not enough moisture in the soil, it will shrink and cause the foundation to settle.  Besides wind and heat, another factor that can cause a lack of moisture in the ground is trees.  If trees are present close to a home, the roots can extend under the home’s foundation and take in the moisture from the soil.

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Why do we need to repair these?  If the foundation isn’t repaired, the issues can get worse over time.  Repairing the foundation cannot only help with the cracks in the house, but it can also fix doors and windows that no longer close properly.  Another reason for foundation repair is the home’s resale value. Since most people end up selling their home at some point, the resale value will be significantly lower if the home has foundation and structural damages. These damages must be disclosed to potential buyers.  In the end, no one wants to purchase a home with signs of foundation failure and it is cheaper to repair your homes foundation rather than risk lowering the price substantially to make a sale.


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Foundation and Sinkhole Repair – Compaction Grouting – All Florida Ram Jack

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.

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