Our Interwest concrete lifting team successfully completed a difficult garage floor concrete lifting project in Lehi Utah. This three car garage was constructed entirely on fill and, by our estimates, 10′- 12′ of fill were used to bring the final grade high enough to construct the garage. Unfortunately for this home owner, the fill was not properly compacted before the garage floor was poured. Although the floor slab was properly doweled into the foundation the earth sank and the middle of the floor sank with it. Suspended in place, the outer edges had up to 10″ of void beneath them.
The remedy would be to employ a method known as concrete lifting to pump pressurized grout below the concrete, lifting the surface of the garage concrete back into position. Over 90 1 1/2″ holes were drilled to use as injection points for the grout. Alternately pumping grout into these drilled holes with our mobile grout pump, we were successfully able to lift the garage concrete back into position. Before we lifted the slab back into place, water pooled in the middle of the garage. This allowed the water to drain below the slab causing it to further settle the fill, making the problem worse. Now that the slab has been lifted, the water can properly drain out of the garage onto the driveway, preventing further concrete damage.
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