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Concrete Pressed Piling-

A pier that consists of 6″x12″ concrete cylinders stacked flush on top of each other as they’re being driven into the ground by a hydraulic press, capped with a rectangular or trapezoid cap that allows for a jack and a cylinder to shim off of following the lifting of the foundation; a viable and economical system in the right soil conditions, and long term stability can be achieved when installed correctly in the correct application

Steel Pier-

A double walled steel pier consists of a 2 7/8″ sleeved with a 2 3/8″ 12″ segment of pipe, including a friction reduction plate to allow for more depth; One of the most universal systems that yield a very high success rate due to the smaller surface area that allows for greater depth than any other method, combined with a very high safety factor, but one of the more expensive and timely systems to install

Transition Pier-

A combination of the reduced surface area of the steel pier to acheive a greater depth combined with the the economical utility of the concrete pressed piling, providing a superior product at a fraction of the cost, creating a superior value to the other systems

Drilled Pier-

A 10′-12′ deep pier, with a 12″ diameter shaft, reinforced with rebar. Preferred system when working with highly dense clay soils, since pressed pilings will not reach suitable depth for a succesfull long term repair. Also a suitable method for lightweight structures that would be damaged by hydraulic press for installation of pressed piling. Not an ideal solution where depth will not surpass or equate to that of a concrete piling

Helical Pier-

Steel shaft with helix plate, essentially screwed into the ground, with extentions added for additional depth, and bracketed to the foundation. Ideal for tying back bowed walls, lifting light structures, and working with sandy soils; minimal ground disturbance, quick installation with open access, and minimal vibration to existing structure

Spread Footing-

A 36″x36″x12″ haunch dug out below the existing structure to be filled with concrete and reinforced with rebar, and to be used to lift off of after 5-7 days of cure time; ideal for retaining walls, wing walls, areas with shallow rock, enclosed patios, or anything else lacking a grade beam or significant weight

Pier and Beam/Block and Base Repair-

A wide array of specialized services that include, but not limited to, new poured in place piers, pad and block systems, wood replacement, shimming existing piers, soil excavation; highly experienced in both historical and modern pier and beam/block and base foundations

Mud Jacking-

A mixture of sandy loam and portland cement injected beneath the slab through a 2″ drilled hole, strategically spaced depending on the thickness of the slab, and the amount of existing void. ideal method for pre-post tension slabs lacking adequate internal grade beams, floating slab foundations, driveways, roads, and pools. Long term success of this method is dependent on uncompromised plumbing and drainage around the pertinent structure, and has a limited warranty

Soil Injection-

In soils with a high swell/shrink potential, chemicals such as potassium chloride will bond to the clay molecules, mitigating the amount of expansion and contraction following the injection. This method is typically recommended once consolidated soil has already swelled below the foundation, and underpinning the foundation would be cost prohibitive

Tunneling-

A 36″ by 36″ tunnel that is excavated beneath the foundation to expose existing beams to for installation of new pier systems, or to expose plumbing lines for repair, or prevention of needing repair. This is often recommended to prevent the damage of post tension cables when internal piers are needed, to prevent the client from having have furniture relocated, as well as to protect wood or tile flooring

Drainage-

From surface drains with low profile catch basins to trap incoming surface water, to deep french drains to catch subsurface water in impervious soils, but systems will mitigate potential upheaval issues in the right application

Root Barrier-

Panels of non-corrosive metal, fiberglass, or plastic lined between tree and structure. Can cause rebound in soils with older trees causing upheaval, so the method is more suitable younger trees that do not have an existing root system beneath the existing foundation

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