CaseStudies

Privacy Wall

A wind load design oversight on a subdivisions privacy walls required a repair to meet the building code. 

Solution:  Design a repair that protects the wall from "turnover". An extension of the original footing that both acts as a weight and a lever at the footing to counter wind in both directions.

Bridge

A bridge ready for forms and concrete. A question arises as to the capacity of the form anchors.

Solution: A series of load tests on random anchors. All the pull tests indicate the anchors will hold the massive weight. The bridge is formed and steel and  concrete placed. 

Condo

A condo project with the above ground floors on piling and pads did not support the ground floor walls. A previous repair with large under poured footing made the settlement worse.

Solution: Remove the under pored footing and support and lift the walls.

Old Home Chimney

 

An old home in West Palm Beach on the historical registry was in danger/ The chimney was pulling away from the home taking a portion of the wall with it. The chimney base sat on coral boulders.

Solution? Slowly over time make a footing of concrete and steel. Then using two of our pin piles and lifting brackets, jack the chimney back into place.

New Construction

New Construction pin piles in a limited space home site.

Solution? 5 feet is all we need to access the site. Heavy wall galvanized pipe piles driven to refusal per the plans. Piles are cut to length. a top plate is attached and the pile is filled with concrete. A hook bar is placed in the top of the plle.

Buried Debris

Buried debris in a subdivision's common area (backyards) too close to a new patio will mean future settlement.

Solution?  Heavy steel pipe piles driven hydraulicly with a 750 pound static weight hammer through the debris.

Note the bullet nosed starter segment of the pile. Piles are both galvanized and epoxy coated.

Palm Coast

A home in Palm Coast has underegone significant settlement. Solution? Under-pin with our proprietary system using hot-dipped heavy wall galvanized pipe piles and lift.

Wood Sub Floor

Wood sub floor repair:  A leak at the exterior wall has caused wood rot at the floor joist bearing end. Solution?  Lift the joist, remove and replace the sill plate, scab on new ends to joist. Note: We use galvanized carrage bolts, no nails or screws.

Bad Concrete

Approximately 20 cubic yards of concrete in a 100+ cubic yard footing and slab is severely under strength due to some contaminated cement.

Solution? Find the limits of the bad concrete with a moisture survey. Partition off the area of bad concrete and remove and replace with good concrete a section at a time. Use new rebar to join the wall repair to the new slab on grade.

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