Ram Jack New Mexico Bridge Project

Ram Jack New Mexico was chosen by FNF Construction, the awarded general contractor, to design and install the temporary earth retaining system while maintaining the integrity of the existing structure

The New Mexico Department of Transportation awarded a contract in 2023 for the Highway 556 bridge near Church Rock. As the bridge serves as the main access to Interstate 40 for residents, parts of the existing bridge had to remain in service while the new one was being built. To minimize the need for realignment of the road and provide enough space for the new bridge, deep vertical excavation was necessary, requiring temporary earth retention during excavation. Ram Jack New Mexico was chosen by FNF Construction, the awarded general contractor, to design and install the temporary earth retaining system while maintaining the integrity of the existing structure.

The new excavation required approximately 4,720 square feet of temporary earth retention, with a maximum retained vertical height of roughly thirty feet. Following an evaluation of soil conditions and retained soil height, a temporary soil nail and shotcrete shoring system was deemed appropriate. Ram Jack New Mexico provided stamped engineering drawings and calculations for the project.

To eliminate the need for temporary casing during nail installation, a hollow bar installation technique involving simultaneous drilling and grouting was employed. Soil nails were fixed a 5-foot horizontal and vertical intervals. Drain strips, welded wire fabric, and reinforcing bars were established after each lift or row of nails. Following installation, a 6-inch-thick layer of shotcrete was sprayed onto the wall face, and the process was repeated until the wall was finished.Ram Jack New Mexico completed the soil nail wall within 20 working days. The highway 556 bridge project exemplifies how Ram Jack New Mexico assists in taking projects from initial design and bidding to efficient construction completion, while keeping track of the production schedule and budget.Ram Jack of New Mexico offers residential and commercial foundation repair services in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and surrounding areas. Click here for a PDF version of the Ram Jack New Mexico Bridge Project case study.

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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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