Mid City Soil Injection Treatment
Soil Injection Treatment
When building a new pool in certain parts of the country (such as Southlake, Colleyville, or Hurst, Texas) it may be necessary to look into soil injection prior to building. This technique is used to help prevent any shrinkage or swelling of the soil, which is absolutely imperative to the staying power of your pool. Over the years, home construction and pool design technicians have worked together and discovered that sometimes a chemical injection is needed in order to prevent the soil from doing any significant shrinking or swelling. If left untreated, it could cause serious issues for the homeowner’s pool and yard overall.
When the soil expands or shrinks, it could cause cracks, leaks, and other problems for the pool. Because of this, it is often recommended that the land surrounding the area where the pool will be installed undergoes soil injection treatment. While an added cost, it is worth it to not have to worry whether or not your soil will cause problems for your pool down the road.
What is Soil Injection Treatment?
Soil injection uses non-toxic, water soluble chemicals (such as potassium ions and ammonium salts) that are then injected into the ground underneath where your pool will go. This type of treatment is also used for homes and other buildings, as it works to prevent the soil’s ability to absorb water. Depending on the type of soil and climate of the area, soil injection may be necessary in order to preserve your pool. The chemicals work to absorb water, so that when it rains or any water seeps out from the pool, the soil does not swell up.
When Is Soil Injection a Good Idea?
As mentioned, this type of treatment is typically recommended in climates where humidity and rain are a prevalent. It is also a fairly common treatment method in regions that boast highly expansive clay soils, like that of Texas. These types of soil tend to shrink and swell due to changes in moisture content, which can cause damage to your pool, such as leaks and cracks. If left untreated, expansive soils can lead to distressed and damaged pool foundations, which can turn into a major repair.
While soil injection is typically recommended prior to constructing the pool, it can be used to address problems with existing pools and structures. When used as a preventative measure, homeowners will have peace of mind that their pool can withstand the elements and they won’t be faced with a leaky, cracked pool foundation in the future.
Clay soils attract water more than others, causing it to stick and swell. The soil injection treatment will use a non-swelling chemical to stick to the clay long before the water does, alleviating any problems of swelling or shrinking. You can look at it as the chemicals coating the clay, creating a moisture barrier and stopping water from causing issues with the pool’s foundation.
Contact Mid City Custom Pools Today
Soil injection is a common treatment used in pools throughout Southlake, Colleyville, and Hurs, and for good reason. Due to the type of soil that is found in the region, we see foundation problems on a much more regular basis than many other parts of the country. In order to prevent a major headache – and a lot of wasted money – we encourage you to contact us today so that we can further explain the benefits of soil injection. The chemicals and materials used for this process are not toxic in small quantities and actually work as fertilizers when diluted in the ground. This is a safe and preventative treatment option that will ensure your pool is there for your enjoyment for many years to come. To learn more about our soil injection services in Southlake, Colleyville, and Hurst, please do not hesitate to contact Mid City Custom Pools today.