The largest piece of equipment that we will use while repairing your foundation is a wheelbarrow. No trucks, trailors, or tractors will be tearing up your yard!
- To make your repairs, we must re-support your foundation on columns which we call pilings.
- Pilings are installed by hydraulics driving them beneath the foundations.
- The pilings serve as a platform upon which we set a jack to raise the settled portions of the foundation.
- The pilings transfer the weight of the house from the unstable surface soils to deeper, more stable layers.
- The process individually tests the bearing capability of the soil and piling at each location.
- Pilings are placed from 5 to 7 feet apart around the section or sections of your house that have settled.
- We will hand dig a hole that is approximately 2 1/2 feet square and 3 1/2 feet deep.
- The dirt from the holes will be put on plastic sheeting to protect your grass.
- Any shrubs in the way will be transplanted off to the side, survival of shrubs is not guaranteed.
- In paved areas we will cut concrete with a diamond saw blade in order to leave a clean and neat edge.
- Once your pilings are in place, your house can be leveled immediately.
- The Leveling crew will raise your house to as near a level condition as possible.
- They will pour your concrete patches, replant your shrubs, rake and wash your yard, and wash all affected paved areas.