Sinking & Settling
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Piers & Micropiles

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Helical Piers

Helical piers can be used in many residential applications. If you have a home showing the signs of foundation settlement, please call or fill out the form on this page for an on-site evaluation.

A few benefits of helical piers:

  • Rapid installation
  • Ideal for areas with high water tables
  • Ideal for tight spaces
  • Green installation
  • Can be used around perimeter of home
  • Installed quickly in one visit

Straight Line Construction Co. is a certified dealer of Ram Jack’s patented helical piers for the residential industry.

This video animation shows the installation process of helical piles in residential foundation repair. Watch to learn more.

What are Micropiles?

Micropiles are relatively small diameter, drilled and grouted deep foundations non-displacement elements. Micropiles consist of a composite steel and grout section with a center reinforcing bar inside the grout body. The reinforcing can be either solid bar for open hole or cased micropile applications or hollow bar for simultaneous drilling and grouting methods.

How are micropiles installed?

Depending on soil conditions and required loads, micropiles can be installed utilizing open-hole drilling techniques or temporary or permanent casing with solid reinforcing. Where granular soils are encountered micropiles can be installed using simultaneous drilling and grouting with hollow reinforcing where the grout is pumped through the reinforcing as the micropile is advanced to depth. Permanent steel casing can be incorporated into the micropile where needed due to structural loading. Depending on required loading and access, micropiles can be installed with man-portable equipment or large commercial micropile drill rigs.

What benefits can micropiles provide on
my project?

Depending on the size of the micropile and reinforcing, typical micropile loads range from about 25 to over 380 kips. Micropiles can support loads in compression and tension and achieve their load carrying capacity through the skin friction developed between the grout surface and the surrounding soils and rock. A large range of drilling and installation techniques are available for micropile installation, making micropiles suitable for most all soil and rock conditions.

In what applications can micropiles be used?

Micropiles can be utilized for new construction applications as well as for remedial repair of structures. Micropiles are uniquely well suited for areas with limited access and low headroom where high load capacity is required and conventional drilled shaft or driven pile installation is not feasible. Micropiles can be installed in areas with as little as 8 feet or less of headroom and some of the smaller drills can traverse through a 3 foot wide door. Larger commercial micropile drills are typically used for new construction applications where access is good.

What are some of the advantages of using micropiles?

Some of the advantages of micropiles include:

  • Can carry loads in both tension and compression.
  • Suitable for most all ground conditions.
  • Hollow bar applications eliminate the need for temporary casing in collapsible soils and also provide increased grout permeation and effective micropile diameter, increasing capacity.
  • Minimal vibration during installation.
  • Suitable for limited access and low overhead installation.
  • High load carrying capacity with relatively small diameter as compared to typical drilled shafts.

Push Piers

Push Piers are often the best option for homes suffering from settlement issues. They are a type of foundation repair system used to stabilize and support structures such as houses, commercial buildings, and bridges. They consist of steel pipes that are driven into the soil until they reach a stable layer of soil or rock.

Push piers are a popular solution for settling or sinking foundations as they can transfer the weight of the structure to the deeper, more stable soil layers. They are also relatively quick to install and can be done with minimal disruption to the structure or its occupants. Warning signs of foundation damage are listed below. If you notice any of these signs please call or fill out the form on this page for an on-site evaluation.

Warning signs of foundation damage:

  • Cracks in exterior brick
  • Cracks in stucco or concrete
  • Chimney separation
  • Sloping floors
  • Cracks in dry wall
  • Cracks in ceiling
  • Molding and trim separating from ceiling

We are a certified dealer of Ram Jack’s patented push piers for the residential industry.

Pre-Construction Piers & Piles

It is important to protect new construction and prevent future downward settlement before it even begins. Piers installed during the pre-construction phase of a new home, commercial building, or residential addition lessen any impacts of substandard soil. They are cost-effective, easy to install, can be installed in two days or less, and can be completed in any type of weather conditions.

Rely on Straight Line Construction Co. and our network of geotechnical engineers to assess your site and soil conditions before construction starts. We can save you money by preventing future building settlement issues.

This Pre-Construction Pier video animation shows the installation process of pre-construction piers. Watch to learn more.

Pre-construction piers refer to the installation of deep foundation systems prior to the construction of a building or structure and in some cases an expansion or remodel of an existing structure. These systems serve as the foundation for the building and are designed to transfer the weight of the structure to a more stable soil layer. The choice of pre-construction piers depends on various factors, including soil conditions, the weight of the structure, and the depth required for stable support. Using pre-construction piers can provide peace of mind for the builders and owners, as they ensure that the foundation will be stable and able to support the weight of the structure, even in challenging soil conditions.

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From settlement piers and foundation repair piles to pre-construction piers, we develop custom, foundation solutions for both residential and commercial applications utilizing best in class foundation products and technologies..

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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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