While working on an industrial project in South Charleston, OH, the owner of a local general contracting company recognized the need for assistance from another trusted company.
A manufacturing company wanted to add a new building close to an existing building at their headquarters in South Charleston, and the general contractor was happy to oblige. While reviewing the job specifications and site where the work was to be completed, the general contractor was concerned about potential damage to the existing structure and new build if it was to be supported by the soil in its current condition.
It is common for structures’ foundations to settle over time. Foundation settlement can result from a number of causes, but the most common reason is due to changes in the soils after construction of the structure has occurred. Dry, shrinking soil can cause the structure to settle, and soft, wet, soil can result in a building “sinking” in the ground. A structure built on poorly compacted fill soils also may settle due to the gradual compression of the fill.
The general contractor did his research and was impressed by Ohio Basement Authority’s website, reviews, reputation and level of communication. He knew he could count on our company for the perfect solution.
The general contractor met with one of our inspectors who was eager to help with the process. Our inspector was pleased to find out that the general contractor already had a solid understanding of what would be the best solution – Helical Piers.
Our inspector also was up to the challenge of expanding his knowledge and experience. The majority of his previous conversations concerning piering solutions centered on retrofit repair methods. This was a commercial new build situation, but because of our inspector's extensive training he was confident in a solid solution offered by our company.
One of our expert crews then installed three Helical Piers, also known as Helical Piles. These heavy-duty, galvanized steel piers were mechanically driven down to competent soil.
The contractor can now proceed with the rest of the project knowing these reliable piers will aid in the structural stability of the new build.
Installing Contractor: Ohio Basement Authority
Products Installed: New Construction Helical Piers