Parking Garage Reinforcement and Waterproofing with Carbon Fiber

Nestled in Cripple Creek, Colorado, the Wildwood Hotel and Casino stands as a beacon to adventurers, boasting the title of the world's highest-elevation casino. This iconic destination has seen considerable growth, drawing visitors nationwide with its unique blend of entertainment and scenic beauty. However, with growth comes the challenge of maintaining the integrity of its facilities, particularly the underground parking garage that supports the influx of guests.

Faced with reinforcing and waterproofing two critical walls within this underground structure, Straightline Construction of Colorado stepped in with a solution that marries strength with innovation. Subterranean concrete structures like these are prone to water intrusion, exacerbated by the region's significant snowfall and rainfall, posing a risk to the structural health of the building.

Straightline Construction's approach was comprehensive: employing a 24-inch wide SRS-660 Bidirectional Carbon Fiber for full wall encapsulation. This heavy-duty fabric, combined with a high-strength structural epoxy resin, not only halted water penetration but also significantly reinforced the walls. The SRS-660BI system delivers over 35,000 lbs/SF of confining strength, rivaling traditional #5 rebar mats spaced 6 inches apart while adding negligible weight to the structure.

This project showcases the potent combination of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) technology in addressing and preempting structural and water-related challenges in construction. By leveraging the strength and lightweight properties of CFRP, Straightline Construction ensures the Wildwood Hotel and Casino's legacy continues to thrive, unhindered by the elements.

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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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