Helical piers are used in new construction when challenging soils prevent a foundation from being built in a traditional manner. They also are used to stabilize a house’s foundation that has settled or failed.
Have you noticed cracks in your brick or cracks in your walls? The foundation of your home sits directly on the ground. Because of this direct contact, the soil underneath your home can directly impact the integrity of the very structure you are living in. Over time shifting soils can cause significant damage to your largest investment. Don’t panic. There is a solution. Call Ram Jack for a free on-site evaluation.
Problems caused by expansive soils are can usually be traced back to one thing: water. Excessive water in the soil causes it to swell, whereas too little water saturation will cause the soil to shrink. When all the soil under a foundation swells or shrinks in uniform, problems are not likely to occur.
When conventional methods will not work, such as in low headroom areas or places with restricted access, micropiles can serve as successful substitutes. They are used in both new construction and refurbishing of existing foundations.
It is important to protect new construction and prevent future settlement before it begins. Piers installed during the pre-construction phase of a new home, commercial building, or building addition lessen the impact of substandard soil.
Mud jacking, commonly referred to as concrete leveling or slab-jacking, is used to deal with the effects of settlement in concrete slabs. Mud jacking is commonly used for driveways, porches, and sidewalks.
Ram Jack provides pre-construction helical pile installation. Investing in a deep foundation system for your home will help prevent settlement and heaving issues, preserving the value of your home for generations to come.
Bowing or cracking basement and retaining walls, un-reinforced historical structures, and overloaded columns all can be reinforced and repaired using a system of carbon fiber/Kevlar® straps manufactured by Fortress Stabilization.
Mud jacking, commonly referred to as concrete leveling or slab-jacking, is used to deal with the effects of settlement in concrete slabs used for driveways, porches, and sidewalks. It can be combined with compaction grouting.
Polyurethane foam injection is an alternative to mud jacking if an ultra clean method is required, there is heavy continuous foot traffic, or the material being drilled is decorative with a need for minimal disruption.