The Benefits of Compaction Grouting
Compaction grouting, also called pressure grouting or low mobility grouting, is a form of soil stabilization that's done by pumping grout into the ground through threaded steel casings under high pressure. If you’re noticing structural damages in your home or commercial building, it may be time to consider hiring our Tampa-based compaction grouting services team. In order to prevent the damage from worsening, it is best to get the issue fixed as soon as possible. Through the compaction grouting process, our team can stabilize your soil and repair sinkholes. When the ground around your home is more dense, it is less likely for your foundation to incur problems. Our compaction grouting services can also play a major role in preventing future sinkholes from forming. With our compaction grouting services in Tampa and the surrounding areas, you can make sure that your soil is stable now, saving you a lot of time and money in the long run. Compaction grouting is also a great alternative to traditional soil replacement methods because it does not require much space to complete and can be successfully accomplished underneath preexisting buildings. Additionally, with our method of low mobility compaction grouting, our Tampa-based soil stabilization contractors do not need direct access to the foundation of your home.
Compaction grouting is often used in combination with slurry grouting. The former is typically stopped above depths of 20 feet in order to avoid foundation heaving and damaging the structure.
Slurry grouting, injected at lower pressures, is then used to stabilize the remaining soil strata.
Sinkholes are the last thing we want as Floridians, but they’re prevalent.
Sinkholes can leave serious damage to our homes and building structures. Compaction grouting can stabilize the ground if structures have been damaged by sinkholes.
Compaction grouting is also used to stabilize the soil and prevent structures from shifting or settling over time, especially in areas prone to sinkhole activity.
The Compaction Grouting Process
The process of compaction grouting is quick and simple. We use quality equipment and injection tools to ensure that we reach the optimal depth for inserting grout. Our Tampa-based soil stabilization contractors perform these injections in multiple areas around the site, so that the grout will be evenly distributed across the ground. After each injection, a bulb of grout is formed. After that, the bulb expands, distributing the rest of the grout and stabilizing the soil around it.
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We carefully move any bushes or plants in the way, cover windows and walls with plywood and lay hose boards to protect your yard and the property.
We will drill grout injection points by inserting threaded steel casing into the ground, underneath and along the sides of a foundation.
We will drill until we get refusal ensuring the points are properly seated.
Points are spaced 10’ on center. A transit level is set up in the area we are grouting to monitor the building for movement. A high-pressure grout hose from the grout pump is connected to the injection points.
We will pump cement through each injection point using high pressure. This will compact the surrounding soil and then solidify it to provide a solid base.
Part of our process involves monitoring the process at all times. Our team will be on-site with the machines and tools needed to monitor the pressure and safely complete compaction grouting.
We will use special machinery to remove steel casing with as little mess as possible.
Once the grouting is complete, we will cover each injection point and clean up the area where we performed low mobility grouting.
It’s our priority that you feel confident and comfortable with the compaction grouting service we perform on your home. We appreciate any and all feedback.
Nobody does this job more professionally or cleaner than LRE Foundation Repair
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