Push Piers Used to Combat a Settling Foundation in Littleton, CO

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Challenge

The Moore residence is a wood framed single family home built in 1958 on a poured concrete foundation. Over time, the homeowners began noticing a stair-step crack forming on the back side of the house, which they had filled in an attempt to conceal the rapid growth of the crack. Within months, the crack widened another 1/4 inch, and was more noticeable than ever. After cracks began forming in the slab in the sunroom and in the drywall at the ceiling, the homeowners realized they would need to take a more aggressive approach to permanently repair the settling foundation of their home.

Solution

After researching several companies, the homeowners decided that Peak Structural was the best fit for their needs. Peak Structural installed ten (10) Foundation Supportworks Model 288 Push Piers to stabilize the settling foundation. The push piers were spaced 6 feet apart along the East wall of the house and hydraulically driven to depths of 6-10 feet. Once the piers were driven to the proper depth and capacity, the house was lifted to a level position. The entire project was completed in three days, and the homeowners were especially happy that their new push piers were accompanied by a 25-year transferable warranty that reassured their peace of mind.

Project Summary

Project Engineer: Foundation Engineering, PLC

Certified Inspector: Brandy Mahan

Products Installed: (10) Foundation Supportworks Model 288 Push Piers

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