Correcting the Problem
What Steps Can Be Taken to Correct the Problem?
The solution is to support the foundation with a custom support system, anchored in soil that is not subject to environmentally induced changes the way that surface soils are.
The home or commercial building will be underpinned with a carefully designed system of pilings or belled piers approved by FHA / VA and the city of Houston.
All pilings are hydraulically driven to the depth required to develop the necessary friction to raise and support the foundation.
After pilings have been pressed to refusal, the foundation is raised with hydraulic jacks and shimmed at the desired elevation. This procedure normally takes three to five days.
If belled piers are used, shafts are drilled to stable clay. The bottoms of the shafts are flared to form a bell shape. This provides a solid footing for the piers. They are then reinforced with steel rebar and filled with concrete. After 10 to 12 days of curing time, specially designed concrete blocks and steel shims are inserted between the foundation and the piers in order to shim the foundation at the desired elevation.
A mudjacking process is used to pump stabilized soil into existing voids or cavities created by the lifting of the slab.
Plants and shrubs are replanted, and detailed care is taken in restoring your yard.
As part of our normal procedure, we at Eagle Foundation Co. obtain permits and required inspections from appropriate city departments. Therefore, you can be assured that work is monitored impartially and according to city codes.
- Pressed Pilings
- Belled Piers
- Root Barriers
- Sewer Leak Testing
- Engineers on Request
- FHA and VA Specification
- Liability Insured
- City Permits
- Lifetime Transferable Warranty
- Insurance Claims
- Free Estimates