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Pressure Grouting Explained

Tackling Foundation Cracks With a Tried and True Method

If you have discovered cracks in your foundation, it is natural to be concerned. You may have noticed that over time the cracks that started small are getting worse. If you have concerns about your foundation, it is time to make a call to Tar Heel Foundation Solutions. Each foundation has a specific remedy, there is no cookie-cutter way to repair a foundation. One method that is tried and true, is pressure grouting, and it may be the right solution for your home. So let’s take a closer look at what it will fix, and how the process works.

Foundation cracks may be repaired using pressure grouting

What is Pressure Grouting?

The process of pressure grouting involves using grout materials that are injected using pressure to fill voids to strengthen, eliminate cracks, correct faults, and/or reduce water flow.  First, your foundation specialist will inspect your foundation to determine strategic places to drill holes where the grout will be injected. Once that is complete, the cementitious grout material is injected under pressure to fill cavities and voided pockets. As a rule, these areas are not accessible any other way, which makes using this technique and these materials very effective.

What Can Be Repaired Using This Method?

As we mentioned before, not all foundation repair solutions are created the same. This means that your foundation repair specialist from Tar Heel Foundation Solutions will need to carefully plan the best methods to use for your foundation. Pressure Grouting may be the sole solution, or it may be recommended in conjunction with other solutions as part of a repair plan. Pressure grouting can be used for a variety of problems:

  • Wall cracks
  • Floor cracks
  • Bowing walls
  • Water leakage
  • Cracks/gaps around foundation base

In the illustration below you can see where the foundation had a large gap at the base, between the cement and the bricks. Using the pressure grouting technique, the gap is eliminated:

Before and after photos of pressure grouting

Contact the Experts at Tar Heel to Learn if Pressure Grouting is Right for Your Home

If you are experiencing any of the above-mentioned problems such as wall cracks or bowing walls, contact Tar Heel Foundation Solutions today. If you have these problems there is no time like the present to address them. We will be happy to provide you with a free estimate or set up an inspection. We look forward to getting you back on stable ground!

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