Foundation Stabilization and Settlement Recovery: Ram Jack Colorado

Addressing Settlement Issues in Sterling Ranch

Ram Jack of Colorado recently undertook a challenging project in the new Sterling Ranch subdivision, located south of the Denver Metro Area. A Home Warranty Company approached them with a request to address settlement issues in a 1,500 sqft, 2-story townhome completed in early 2023. The primary concern was to recover up to 3 1/8 inches of settlement, particularly focusing on the garage area where the slab floor had noticeably settled.

Innovative Solutions

The project encountered logistical hurdles due to limited access between the city street, and location of the electric and gas utilities. To mitigate this, Ram Jack of Colorado devised a solution: installing all garage area piers from inside the garage, necessitating the removal and replacement of the slab floor. This approach not only addressed the settlement issue but also provided an opportunity to rectify the garage floor’s settling, thereby offering additional value to the customer.

Helical Pier Installation: Ensuring Structural Stability

In total, Ram Jack of Colorado installed 22 Helical Piers, each with a final depth averaging 15 feet. These piers were 2 7/8 inches in diameter, equipped with an 8-inch helical disc configuration, paired with a 4-foot guide sleeve, and a side load underpinning bracket. The engineering specifications mandated a working load of 25 Kips for each pier, ensuring structural stability and integrity.

Precise Lifting Procedure

A meticulous approach was adopted during the lifting process. Hydraulic jacks and manifolds were utilized to recover the settled foundation. The advantage of hydraulic manifolds lay in their ability to monitor the pressure of each individual jack. This allowed for precise adjustments, ensuring that the home could be uniformly recovered without overstressing or over-raising areas with varying loads.

Exceptional Results: Successful Stabilization and Settlement Recovery

Upon completion of the lifting process, final elevations of the foundation were recorded. The maximum practical recovery of the foundation resulted in a differential of no more than 1/2 inch across the entire home’s foundation. Furthermore, all visible foundation crack separations had closed, signifying a successful stabilization and settlement recovery endeavor by Ram Jack of Colorado. This project underscored the company’s expertise in addressing complex foundation issues while delivering exceptional results to the homeowners.

Trust Ram Jack Colorado for Expert Foundation Solutions

The Sterling Ranch project exemplifies Ram Jack Colorado’s commitment to innovation, precision, and excellence in addressing complex foundation challenges. With meticulous planning and execution, we successfully recovered settlement issues while ensuring structural stability and integrity for our client’s home. Our team’s expertise, paired with cutting-edge technology and a client-focused approach, allows us to deliver exceptional results time and time again. If you’re experiencing foundation issues or seeking reliable solutions, trust Ram Jack Colorado to provide expert guidance and support. To learn more about who we are and what we do in Colorado, read here: The Ram Jack Colorado Experience. Contact us today to discuss your foundation needs and discover how we can help safeguard your home’s stability for years to come.



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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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