Commercial Foundation Repair
Through the years, we have proven our ability to repair all types of commercial foundation problems which has enabled Ram Jack Foundation Repair to become the leader in the foundation repair industry. Ram Jack leads the industry in nationwide commercial foundation repair. Our patented pprocedures for installing deep driven steel piles allow us to design underpinning solutions for the most difficult circumstances.
Ram Jack Foundation Repair Specializes In:
• Multifamily Housing • Warehouses • Strip Shopping Centers • Office complexes • Churches • Industrial Facilities
Ram Jack Case Study 1:
Situation: Glencairn Gardens is a beautiful park operated by the city of Rock Hill, SC and is a popular attraction among residents and visitors. The soil on each side of the creek at the park was not capable of supporting the loads required to support a bridge for service vehicle traffic and pedestrians. Ram Jack was contracted by Leitner Construction Company to install helical piers to support the abutments for the bridge.
Solution: Ram Jack installed helical piers for the bridge abutments and the concrete construction was started immediately afterwards. The initial design was for micropiles but the contractor reported that the helical pier alternative was much more cost effective and went in quickly with no mess left behind.
Conclusion: Final outcome description. The helical pilings went in quickly and neatly allowing subsequent construction to resume immediately. The use of the Ram jack helical piers were effective in time to install and overall cost.
Ram Jack Case Study 2:
Situation: Fort Jackson. The Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Fort Jackson had a bottom level slab on grade that was failing. This slab had been placed over at least 20 feet of fill material that was not compacted properly during construction. The Army Corps of Engineers decided to construct a basement level below this level and needed to insure that the support columns, walls, and floor would not settle again in the future.
Solution: Ram Jack of SC installed helical pilings to very strict design tolerances to insure that the subsequent construction of the basement level and reconstruction of the existing first level did not fail in the future. Half of the piers installed were battered at a 30 degree angle for lateral stability. Custom made guide sleeves were designed to further enhance lateral stability due to the soil conditions.
Conclusion: The installation of the piers for this project was closely monitored and tested. All requirements were met in a timely manner and both the US Corps of Engineers and the observing engineering company were satisfied with the outcome of the project.
Ram Jack Case Study 3:
Situation: Jasper County court house. The Jasper County Court House was undergoing an extensive renovation program and additions to the back side. The area of the additions called for the footings of the old building to be undermined to construct the footings for the additions. This activity would jeopardize the stability of the original building.
Solution: Ram Jack of SC installed helical pilings on each side of the foundation of the existing building to support it while the footings of the additions were being constructed.
Conclusion: The court house was successfully underpinned with the Ram Jack system and no movement or settlement occurred in the building while it was supported on the helical pilings and foundation brackets.