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Foundation Repairs: Arizona Home on the Edge Part 5 – Results

With this Arizona hillside home, the foundation repairs were complex and challenging. This story starts with construction errors discovered in Part 1, and involved geotechnical and structural engineering firms in Part 2 to design a workable solution to stabilize this $2,000,000+ home. Site preparation was necessary as the home backed to a preserve and temporary access required a plan in Part 3. Arizona artisans worked diligently to perform all tasks in Part 4 so here we arrive today with our final chapter…

In addition to special inspections by both Gervasio & Copper State Engineering, Arizona Ram Jack supplied and built schematics with logs to report the torque of the permanent helical piles, the grout takes and depths of the grout injection holes and the grout takes of the soil nails.

This Foundation Repair project on the Gogte Residence lasted a total of 5 months and was completed $45,000 under budget. Those funds were credited back to the customer on the final bill. The wall and house were restored to a safe condition and it stands today. The preserve was returned to pristine condition with no evidence of all of the work that took place.

Cost of the project: $121,500
Project Start Date: August 2008
Project Finish Date: January 2009
Repair Contractor: Arizona Ram Jack
Structural Engineer: Gervasio & Associates
Geotechnical Engineer: Copper State Engineering

This project was submitted to the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) Arizona Chapter and won 1st place in the Arizona Chapter Residential category, Arizona Chapter Project of the Year Award and…


Here’s a letter from Bob to everyone involved on the project:

From: robert brown
Date: January 24, 2011 11:55:17 PM EST
Subject: 1st blog AZRJ Recieves Award from ICRI
I am honored to accept the international Concrete Repair Institute Award of Excellence for the work done at the Gogte Residence. This was truly a remarkable project that also garnered the Stuctural Engineers Association Award.
"I have included a copy of the details of the project on the attached document. I would like to thank the talented artisans and team here at Arizona Ram Jack LLC and the designing engineers who made this project possible.
This was a groundbreaking job from both an engineering standpoint as wells as a construction standpoint. Unbelievable challenges were encountered on this job with access to preserving the pristine natural wilderness adjacent to the work.
AZRJ helped the engineers with construct-ability and design assist. This included, micro pile tie backs, temporary and permanent helical piles, carbon fiber reinforcement and cement pressure grouting. Once that was completed the artisans at AZRJ developed an innovative access plan that provided access over a steep terrain for a skidsteer. This access plan had to be able to be dismantled at the conclusion of the job with no loss of materials over the steep terrain.
Thanks to all who helped make this a unique innovative project. Bob Brown"

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