Need To Lift Your Grain Bin? Airlift Is On It.
Airlift and Concrete Grain Repair
When someone thinks of concrete repair, one typically thinks of a driveway, patio, pool deck, or garage. However, concrete grain repair is needed just the same. Why? The settlement of metal grain bins is common after thousands of pounds of feed have sat inside of it for days on end. But first, what is a grain bin, and why is it important to level out the bin?
Grain bins are made out of metal and their floors are poured of concrete. Grain bins are found on most large farms and are used to store corn, soybeans, and other grains. Essentially, these metal bins meet the market needs for export and domestic feed, food, and fuel use. As necessary and helpful as these large bins are for agriculture, they can also be quite dangerous for farmers and grain workers. In fact, according to researchers at Purdue University, over the past 50 years, more than 900 cases of grain engulfment have been reported with a fatality rate of 62 percent.
Working in and around grain bins can be dangerous, so it is vital that the foundation under these bins are stable. Having solid concrete floors is essential to the overall effects of these huge metal structures. Because the weight of the grain is very heavy, this alone can cause the concrete to sink and settle. Additionally, natural foundation settling occurs with the changing weather patterns and the constant wear and tear of its storage capacities.
Sinking and Cracking Bin
In light of sandy soils and other soils containing sediment, your grain bin foundation may be settling. Soils that are prone to erosion begin to form voids and gaps in the ground beneath the grain bin. These gaps cannot support the weight of the bin and the contents inside of it. This leads to a settled grain bin and inevitably decreases the effectiveness of the overall bin structure.
Contact Airlift to Lift Your Settling Grain Bin
Calling a professional concrete leveler is important when attempting to fix the cracks or settlement of these large structures. Airlift Concrete Experts is now serving several states that need concrete grain repair. In fact, our team can raise grain bin flooring and restore the foundation by solidifying subsoils 4′-8′ below to fix the initial problem. We have the expertise and tools to get your grain bin foundation back to its original form. We are currently serving the following states with concrete grain repair: Arkansas, Missouri, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.