Trusted Foundation Repair for Residential & Heavy Commercial
Micro Piles & Rock Anchors
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.
Due to its direct contact with the ground, a building’s foundation joins the structure of the building to the soil and rock beneath it. Referred to as a ‘second foundation,’ the makeup of this soil directly impacts how well the structure performs over time.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.