In the initial steps of constructing a new building or home, a Geotechnical Engineer’s analysis is required to understand the soil conditions that will support the new foundation. Unfortunately, large regions of Texas and Oklahoma have the most destructive types of expansive soils, plaguing property owners and contractors alike.
These expansive soils are high risk for drastic changes during the environmental shifts. Soil under a foundation, when left untreated or poorly stabilized, can have over 12” of expansion and return to its original state, forcing the structures laying on the surface, to move and change along with the soil. This process happens multiple times during the wet and dry seasons for decades. These rises and falls in clay swelling, along with other factors like excessive heat in the summer months with little rainfall, can exacerbate these issues and cause visual signs of movement within the structure. We see these issues show up as foundation slab fractures and drywall buckles or separation.
While there are many solutions and applications available to treat foundation correction, the act of repairing foundation damage once the structure exists, is counterintuitive and expensive. The quality professionals of our industry have obligations to society's development, and now take early preventative measures in the design consideration.
Universal Injections creates a cohesive friendship with your construction alliance to compliment the plasticity index values designs of the foundation engineers' recommendations. We achieve this goal by using the chemical injection mitigation methods, followed by post injection testing for correct swell readings.