Recently, I mentioned that we changed our name from Arizona Ram Jack to Arizona Foundation Solutions. Part of what I talked about was the fact that we wanted a name that accurately described the diversity of the foundation repair solutions that we bring to the table.
As I have mentioned in the past, at least 75% of the jobs that we look at end up have expansive soils that result floor slab heave. In the past, the solutions for this are expensive and of limited value. Cut off walls and interior floor slab replacement. Both of these solutions can cost $75,000 or more...wow!
We wanted a name that accurately described the diversity of the foundation repair solutions that we bring to the table.
Other suggested foundation repair solutions may involve improving the drainage on the perimeter, fixing plumbing leaks, and installing rain gutters. These solutions have a limited effect and don’t really go to the heart of the problem. They would be considered more of a preventative measure to foundation damage, rather than a solution to an existing foundation problem.
Gutters alone will not address foundation heave.
The heart of the problem being that excess moisture accumulating under the slab and causing those expansive clays to swell. Expansive clay soils may cause foundation heave over time.
We have been actively developing viable solutions to this vexing problem. One of those is the ventilation and moisture control of the soil underneath an existing slab (as pictured below). We have been working with local Geotechnical engineers and the Geotechnical Department of ASU and have developed a technology that directly controls the moisture levels under a slab.
The end result of this innovative collaboration was The MoistureLevel Smart Foundation System. This foundation heave solution leverages sub slab depressurization technology and as of December 2020, has an established track record of success.