Commercial

Stabilization and straightening of building

Symptoms

  • Large cracks in the foundation and in brick walls.
  • Windows and doors do not close properly
  • Uneven floors

Causes

The soil is unstable and cannot support the weight of the building.

  • Clay soil. The drought of clay soil results into a progressive compression and the building collapses gradually.
  • A low bearing capacity soil. Some soils are not firm enough to support the weight of the building and therefore gradually sink.

Solution

Steel piles are driven until there is firm support and soil is stable.

Work to be performed

  1. Shoes and stirrups are firmly anchored to the foundation.
  2. Steel piles are driven to refusal.
  3. A hydraulic jack system raises the building.
  4. The foundation is repaired and reinforced.
  5. The steel piles are filled with concrete.