Wednesday, August 15th, 2018 by Kyle Lewis
The Brown family farmhouse is a ranch-style home with a basement that has been in the family for three generations. Over the home's long life, foundation settling caused cracking both in the exterior brick facade and in the basement, where the damage was clearly visible in the bare concrete walls. At some point, concrete piers were installed at various locations around the home's footing, and may have temporarily addressed the sinking, but ultimately did nothing to permanently stabilize the home. The voids around these piers were also improperly backfilled, leading to sagging in the floor of the garage. There was a substantial amount of work to be done if the home was to remain in the family for yet another generation.
Bedlam Concrete Lifting removed the existing concrete piers around the garage walls and replaced them with nine FSI Model 288 Push Piers each driven to around 3,000 psi. The void underneath the garage floor was injected with a high-density pressure grout, lifting and leveling the concrete. In the basement, 20 FSI PowerBrace systems were installed around the perimeter of the home to reverse any inward bowing of the walls, and three additional Model 288 Push Piers were installed under an interior basement wall that had sank an exceptional amount.