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All American Foundation Repair & Drainage INC uses a proven press piling system to shore up your foundation and keep your home safe. This system includes:
1.) Pressure check water supply lines for leaks, as needed
2.) Dig top holes beneath the perimeter grade beam of the structure
3.) Place all loose dirt on plywood to keep your lawn and landscaping neat
4.) Transport shrubs off the site
(Survival is not guaranteed)
5.) Remove the concrete from patios
and driveways, and re-pour concrete
that has been broken
6.) Use a hydraulic power unit to
press pre-cast cement cylinders into
the ground, with steel beams inserted
to link the pilings together for greater
7.) Place a top (trapezoid) block on
top of the pier cylinders
8.) Size and place a pre-cast cement cylinder beside a hydraulic jack
9.) Using a predetermined sectional approach, raise areas of the structure in small increments until the structure's natural position has been achieved.
10.) Use steel shims to secure the lift of the structure
11.) Remove the hydraulic jacks and then size and re-place another pre-cast cement cylinder beside the one placed in Step 6, using steel shims to secure it in place
12.) Fill in the hole surrounding the pier cap with soil
13.) Pressure check water supply lines for leaks
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To make your repairs, All American Foundation Repair & Drainage INC must re-support your foundation on columns. We will install the columns by hydraulically driving them beneath the foundation. Our columns, which are called pilings, serve two purposes. First, the pilings serve as platforms upon which we set jacks to raise the settled portions of the foundation. Second, the pilings transfer the weight of the building from the unstable surface soils to deeper, more stable layers. The process individually tests the bearing capability of the soil and piling at each location.
The pilings will be spaced from five to eight feet apart around the section of your house that has settled. At each piling location, we will hand-dig a hole that is approximately two feet square. The dirt from the holes will be put on plywood to protect your grass. Any shrubs in the way will be transplanted off to the side but their survival cannot be guaranteed. In paved areas, such as patios and driveways, we will remove the concrete. At completion, we will re-pour the concrete we broke out. The patches are poured carefully to match the texture of the original concrete as closely as possible, but they may not match the color of the older concrete. A hairline crack will show where the old material meets the new.