Foundation Repair Case Studies: Foundation Repair in Towaco, NJ
Foundation cracks are a serious problem in any home. When this homeowner in Towaco, NJ noticed that he had cracks in his foundation walls, he was very concerned. The homeowner was concerned with the safety and structural integrity of his home. Upon inspection, Quality 1st Basement Systems found large foundation wall cracks. Ken Peare also noticed cracks in the garage slab, cracked drywall in the living room above, and overall foundation settlement measured at appoximately 2-3". These were all signs of a much bigger problem than just a crack, which made the homeowner very nervous!
Quality 1st Basement Systems performed a full wall excavation and installed 11 Foundation SupportWorks push piers. The full wall excavation was done to free the foundation wall of any lateral pressure. This provided the team the best opportunity to lift the house back to its original position. The Foundation SupportWorks push piers then transferred the weight of the home from the incompetent soil around and directly underneath the foundation to the stable bedrock soil deep in the ground. The stable soil provided a much stronger foundation. When the piers reached the necessary depths to support the structure, they were connected and right away lifted the structure almost all the way back to its original position!
The installation crew installed PolyLEVEL foam to fill the voids beneath the garage slab. PolyLEVEL is a two-part poly-urethane foam which fills the void under the garage and lifts the concrete back to its original position. PolyLEVEL is lightweight so that it will not add more pressure onto the soil and cause the concrete to sink again. PolyLEVEL also creates a waterproof barrier on the bottom of the concrete to prevent further water damage to the concrete. The Foundation SupportWorks push piers have been proven to be the strongest, most engineered foundation support piers in the world. They provided this homeowner with the stability he needed and the possibility of lifting the home back to its original position. This home now has a perfectly executed lift, and will return to its original position. This homeowner is confident that the most important investment he has ever made, his home, is back on solid ground!
System Design Specialist: Ken Peare
Senior Foreman: Jonathan Neira
Excavation around the foundation begins.
Push PIers are pushed deep into the ground to support the foundation using the stable soil underground.
Installed push pier to stabilize the foundation.
Ground above the push piers is filled back in and sealed with concrete.