Foundation Stabilization and Repair/sunken slab interior

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Hi,
my slab foundation inside my house has shifted in certain spots by avg' of 2 inches.
whats the best solution? I'm planning a DIY job...
just saw some kind of material on the web: URETEK ICR (486)
did someone ever used it? what do you think?

Sincerely
Nat

Answer
Floor replaced
Floor replaced  
Nat,
   Raising a concrete slab is not a do-it-yourself project. No homeowner would own the proper equipment needed to inject material through the slab to do this.
Uretek is a company that uses expansive high density polyurethane injected under pressure through holes drilled in your slab to fill voids and raise your slab. Other companies use a cementitious based grout instead to obtain the same result.
Uretek will be more expensive, but you'll need to get current pricing. Both products work well with properly trained installers. If installers are inexperienced a lot of damage can be done by over lifting the slab or filling up your in-floor ductwork. You can also have interior slab piers installed but this is the most expensive, but warranted repair.


good luck,

jim   www.expertbasementrepair.com

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I am the owner of EXPERT BASEMENT REPAIR in Cleveland, Ohio. see WWW.EXPERTBASEMENTREPAIR.COM for more helpful links, pricing and information on repair work and products I can identify the reasons for movement or cracking in home foundations, basements and walls. I am familiar with most waterproofing and water control methods. I am familiar with and have installed Ramjack, Dixie MacLean, and A.B.Chance™ helical and push pier systems, including tiebacks, steel beams, and rod and grout repair and also several carbon fiber stabilization products. I am currently certified for Fortress carbon fiber installation and have performed carbon repair in the greater Cleveland and Northeast Ohio region for 14 years. Please remember to tell me what city you live in to help me answer your question up front!

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20 years of structural foundation fault identification and most repair and stabilization methods. I introduced Fortress carbon fiber to this region of Ohio 14 years ago. I am always on site and involved in order to monitor each project I am responsible for. I have seen high pressure sales tactics used on homeowners over the years to buy on the very first contact. The most dominant ads on this site are good examples. My experience is that you need to be very careful when having these companies in your home.

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Waterproofing magazine issue #2

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Associates degree...and the school of hard knocks! Formerly certified by A.B.Chance company from 1993-2005. I have a construction and home improvement background for almost 35 years. I bought, restored and resold distressed property. I worked with 4 different foundation repair companies and am familiar with most methods. I also worked for a waterproofing company for several years. I teach ongoing education classes for home inspectors, adult education and Realtors in foundation fault identification and repair.

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Hundreds of residential, commercial and some industrial.

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