How to guard against bogus claims in foundation repair
I have recently heard some whoppers that customers tell me they received from other foundation repair salesmen. Some of those are:
The hardest job of my life Part 7
During the course of work a long time elapsed….. from March until September. Right through the middle of Monsoon season. There were trenches dug around the area of excavation that filled up with water each time it rained.
The hardest job of my life Part 6
After leaving the jobsite and returning to Phoenix leaving clear instructions on what was to be done, I felt good about our ability to finish up. After a few days of work by our crews, we again took floor level readings.
The hardest job of my life Part 5
In an effort to reach the middle of the slab that was surrounded by grade beams we embarked on excavating a 3 deep tunnel from the west side. From there we could access the area between the grade beams.
Helical Piles: The hardest job of my life (Part 4)
In June after the helical piles were installed and the mechanical under excavation around the perimeter we began the deep under excavation. The under excavation work is done with compressed air, and vacuums.
Excavation: The hardest job of my life (Part 3)
We started as we usually do by excavating a trench around the perimeter of the area to be lowered, followed by installing helical piles. This work took several weeks and at that point nothing unusual was really understood.
Foundation Soil Challenge: The hardest job of my life (Part 2)
In the past we have use air excavation tools to remove the gravel layer underneath the slab of a post tensioned slab in order to lower it while the piles on the perimeter hold it up.
The hardest foundation repair job of my life
This week we will be finishing up one of the most challenging jobs that I’ve had in my career. Challenging on several levels, physically, mentally, financially, and logistically.
Foundation Repair: Home on the Edge Part 4 – Men at Work
The carbon fiber reinforcing system used was a HJ3 carbon fiber 25 oz fabric. Stucco needed to be removed prior to application of the fabric. This was done with 7” knuckle and standard grinders.
Foundation Repair: Arizona Home on the Edge Part 3 – Challenges
The retaining wall was located at the far side of the house with very little access for equipment needed to install the various solutions. There was a path leading to below the wall, however, it had in some places a cross slope of more than 45 degrees.