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Concrete Slab Lifting

Have you looked in your crawlspace lately?

It is not something we think about, but your crawl space can have a major impact on the health of your home. If you have a damp, moldy crawl space or you have issues with standing water and poor drainage, the air quality in your home can be severely compromised.

Remember, there is very little separating your first floor living areas from your crawl space. Much of the air circulating in your home comes from your crawl space and a damp, musty crawlspace is not normal. Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Mold
  • Cracks
  • Bouncy floors
  • Condensation
  • Sagging floors
  • Uneven floors
  • Wood-eating pests
  • Rodent droppings
  • Higher energy bills
  • Musty odor in the home
  • Moisture in the crawl space
  • Allergies and respiratory problems
  • Increased Bugs and Insects in the home
  • Wood rot on the crawl space’s wood structures
  • Problems opening and closing doors and windows
  • Increased humidity inside your home’s living area

Crawl Space Solutions

Before

Crawl Space Encapsulation & Vapor Barriers

Crawl space encapsulation involves sealing off a building's crawl space to protect it from moisture, water damage, and other environmental factors. A key component of this process is the installation of a vapor barrier, typically made of heavy-duty plastic sheeting, that acts as a barrier between the soil and the crawl space. The purpose of the vapor barrier is to prevent water vapor, which is naturally present in the soil, from entering the crawl space and causing damage to the building's structure and insulation. By effectively controlling the crawl space environment, encapsulation and the use of vapor barriers can help to improve indoor air quality, increase energy efficiency, and extend the life of a building's foundation, insulation, and mechanical systems.

After

Post and Beam

As older homes settle, shift and breath throughout their life, the individual foundation supports can move at slightly different rates. Extreme moisture variations in the soils can also cause the supports to heave or settle. Shifting soils can result in minor problems or result in a complete failure of the entire support mechanism. These changes can cause drywall cracking, sinking or heaving floors, cracked floor tiles cracked fireplace hearths and more.

Straight Line Construction has a variety of ways to repair out of date or failing supports. Some circumstances are easily corrected by installing simple posts and other problems may require a new support beam and base.Call Straight Line Construction today for an on-site evaluation or fill out the form on this site. Our team will expertly evaluate your home and offer affordable solutions.

Common Repair Services

Below are just a few of the common repair services we offer for Pier and Beam failure.

  • Steel Adjustable Columns: replace old wood, concrete, block, stone, brick or undersized supports
  • New Concrete Base and Adjustable Column: remove undersized or non-existent base and set new adjustable columns
  • Helical Pier or Micro-Pile, Concrete Cap and Adjustable Column
    • For maximum performance, replace a failing or undersized base with a helical pier followed by a new cap and adjustable post.
    • Can also be used to replace heaving supports from future movement
  • Beam Replacement
    • We can strengthen or replace your existing support beams
    • Additional beams and bases can be added to reduce squeaking, bouncing and sagging floor joists
  • Joist Strengthening or Sister: add additional support to reduce squeaking, bouncing and sagging floor joists
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Post and Beam

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Straight Line Construction

Straight Line Construction has changed a great deal over the last 30+ years in the industry, but one thing remains the same: our commitment to quality and to designing and installing permanent solutions to foundation settlement issues. Beginning with small residential jobs more than 30 years ago when the family-owned company was founded by Tim Davis, Sr., Straight Line Construction today repairs cracking residential and commercial foundations through its Ram Jack product toolkit and designs solutions for large infrastructure and industrial projects. We specialize in matching the right solution to each type of foundation repair issue.

Are you building a new home and want to ensure it has a solid foundation? Or is your house experiencing unwanted sagging or a cracking foundation? Are your walls cracked or your doors and windows sticking? As a bonded, licensed, and fully insured foundation repair company, we are proud to serve Colorado homeowners, builders, and commercial contractors. Our technical certifications enable us to offer the highest quality services and the best American-made, environmentally safe products available for foundation repair. Regardless of how your building is shifting or sinking, we can help you stop it. Our 30 years in the business and our designation as a Ram Jack certified dealer means you get the most technologically savvy solution to fix your foundation.

From the factory to the field, we strive to ensure the quality of our products and workmanship meet the highest industry standards. We work with other vetted professionals in the industry. All of our helical piers, push piers, and mounting brackets are manufactured by Ram Jack in Ada, OK, at an ISO-certified facility with American-made steel. Williams Form Engineering in Golden, CO, manufactures our reinforcing bar for ground anchor systems and shares our commitment to quality control and quality assurance.

About Ram Jack

Ram Jack is a family-owned business that began operations in 1968, in Ada, OK, where we currently source our piers and brackets. Back then, concrete piering was the original repair method used simply because it was the only technology available at the time. Over time, it became evident that concrete piers did not provide long-term stabilization of foundations and only provided a short-term warranty period. To guarantee the highest grade of customer satisfaction, a greater solution needed to be found.

The Ram Jack owners embarked on a research program to develop a foundation repair system to stand the test of time. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office first issued a patent to Ram Jack for its foundation repair system in 1985. Over the next few years, additional refinements and patents have followed, resulting in the strongest patented system in the industry. Ram Jack driven pilings are ICC-ES recognized (International Construction Code—Evaluation Services). Ram Jack is one of only two ICC-ES recognized foundation repair companies in the industry. Ram Jack’s products meet or exceed code requirements set down by ICC-ES for both commercial and residential properties.

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