Photo Album: Homeowner's Front Foundation Sinking in Raymond, AB
These homeowners in Raymond, Alberta had noticed cracking on the outside of the front addition of their home. This is usually a sign of foundation settlement. Looking for answers and a permanent solution, they contacted the experts at Doug Lacey's Basement Systems.
A System Design Specialist was able to assess their situation and provide the homeowners with a FREE, no obligation quote. After a further consultation with the foundation repair experts at Doug Lacey's Basement Systems, it was determined that the Supportworks™ Model 288 Push Pier System would be the optimal solution to not only permanently stabilize this foundation, but also give the best opportunity to lift the structure back to a level position. The Push Piers are made of steel and are driven deep into the soil beneath a foundation to load-bearing strata. Once locked into place, the weight of the home was then transferred from the original, unstable soils, through the piers, to the competent soil or bedrock below utilizing eleven (11) Supportworks Push Piers.
These homeowners were pretty ecstatic with the results of the Push Pier System and can now rest easy knowing that their home won't be shifting any further.
Signs of Foundation Settlement
This is a view of the area in which the homeowners had noticed and prompted them to contact us.
The Excavation of the Trenches
Here is an example of the trenches that are excavated for the Push Pier System. There is a total of eleven push piers.
Push Pier System
Push Pier System install in progress.
Push Pier System Continued
A Hydraulic system is attached to all of the push piers in which are pressed simultaneously so that all parts of the foundation will move in sync.
Here is a view of the aftermath of the work done on this home. All of the trenches are filled back in and the Push Pier System is hidden, like nothing happened to the home.