Pressure Grouting Services Available in Montgomery, AL
Here at Engineered Solutions of Georgia, we specialize in a variety of ground engineering services. One of the most common services that we provide for businesses throughout the Montgomery, Alabama, area is pressure grouting. Also known as compaction grouting, mudjacking, or slurry grouting, pressure grouting is a structural support service that has many useful applications.
For instance, when a building or other structure is built on weak, loosely packed soil, the foundation tends to sink over time as the ground repeatedly swells with rainwater and then dries out. This fluctuation of moisture in the ground often causes subterranean voids to form which affect the soil’s ability to sustain the load of the building. As a result, the foundation may settle unevenly, which can cause cracks to form in the building—or, even worse—cause a sinkhole to form. That’s why, when these subterranean voids form around the base of a structure, it’s important to fill them in as quickly as possible. And that’s precisely what pressure grouting does.
How Pressure Grouting Works
Pressure grouting entails pumping a mud-like cement mixture into these subterranean voids to fill them up. This material then hardens, reinforcing the soil structures so they can better support the weight of the building. While pressure grouting is a time-tested ground engineering technique that has been used for more than a century, there are other similar techniques such as poly-lift systems, which we also offer. A poly-lift system works essentially the same way as traditional pressure grouting, however, instead of the cement mixture, an expanding polyurethane foam is used to fill the ground void. This technique is often preferable as the polyurethane foam cures more quickly than the grout.
To learn more about the pressure grouting services we offer to businesses and commercial properties in the Montgomery, AL, area, contact Engineered Solutions of Georgia today.