Chesapeake Foundation Repair

Foundation Repair, Chesapeake, Virginia

 

Problem:

Two stair step cracks in brick and a sticking door on a residential house. Measuring elevations indicated that the problem was localized to just around the door, and did not affect any other parts of the structure.

Constraints:

As this was an unexpected expense, the owner was interested in the most economical foundation repair method possible.

Solution:

Push pier underpinning to stabilize the foundation and lift it as close as possible back to its original elevation.

Due to the unknown soil conditions under the affected area, push piers were chosen as the most appropriate method of repair.

Results:

Concrete Jack underpinning crew installed two ECP Model 300 push piers under the affected area of the foundation. After the the piers were installed to refusal, the settled area of exterior wall was lifted back to its original position. Afterwards, the customer was able to patch the mortar joints which had been cleaned out. The four piers which were installed went to an average depth of 35 feet.

The customer was provided with a 25 year warranty against future settlement.