Trusted Solutions From Foundation Repair Experts
Sinkholes can occur when water (or other forces) displace underground soil,
weakening the soil's overall integrity in certain areas. Sinkholes can
be a serious issue for buildings and houses in many parts of the country.
When density "gaps" are created in soil beneath structures,
they can sink—slowly, or sometimes dramatically, causing serious damage.
Ram Jack® offers several options for sinkhole remediation. Many types
of soil can see improvement with compaction grouting.
Compaction grouting is used for 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.
*Not all locations offer this specialized service.
How Does Compaction Grouting Work?
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 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. 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 on the trailer, and removed from the repaired property.
Reliable Solutions from Trusted Professionals
If you believe your property requires sinkhole remediation, then the licensed,
proven foundation repair professionals at Ram Jack are ready to speak
with you. For nearly half a century, Ram Jack has been a premier name
in foundation repair. Our organization owns a dozen patents, has more
than 50 locations nationwide, and offers warranties on the quality of
its work. Our team is ready to assess your home and, if necessary, implement
swift and precise sinkhole solutions on your property.