Typically, it’s very difficult to catch foundation problems early. Most of the time, foundational issues aren’t apparent until they become a BIG problem. However, there are some things to look for. The most obvious signs your foundation may need repair if:
- Windows are difficult to close
- Doors that stick
- Cracks in the drywall/stucco
- Fissures or cracks in the foundation itself
- Sinking or uneven floors
If you see any of the above signs it may be beneficial to have a foundation repair expert assess the situation.
- Slope Stabilization/Retaining Walls. One technique for effective erosion control involves the stabilization of soil via the construction of a retaining wall. The size and type of retaining wall very much depends on the conditions of a property. During the design process, our experts help determine what footing size is needed, if caissions (a watertight retaining structure) should be utilized, as well as if a block wall or poured-in-place concrete.
While retaining walls come in several variations, some of the most common include:
- Sheet piling
- Bored pile
- Soil nailing
- Mechanical stabilization
Our team will help determine which retaining wall is best suited for your project during the inspection and estimation process. On a case-by-case basis we also use the following cost-effective approaches:
Steel beams and pipe-retaining walls on extreme slopes and when building a concrete wall may be too expensive.
GeoGrid textile fabric to safely rebuild slopes which have failed due to landslide or structural issues.
Part of slope stabilization also includes drainage systems which we help stabilize with either block walls, wood walls, french drains and/or concrete swales.
- Drilling & Caissons. Have a location that’s tricky to access? No problem! We specialize in drilling in all types of sites, including those which may be located on steep or hilly gradients.
We offer the following caisson drilling capabilities:
- Limited access. This only requires 36 inches of access and is capable of drilling 36-inch diameter holes to 50 feet in depth.
- Mini caisson drilling rig. Requiring only 24 inches of access, this drill-type is capable of 18-inch diameter holes to 50 feet in depth.
- Tripod drilling. This is an incredibly versatile and portable drilling method which is capable of 6-inch diameter holes up to 50 feet in depth.
- Mini crawler crane-mounted drill. For this method, only 36 inches of required access is necessary in order to drill 24-inch diameter holes within a 25-foot reach.