ATC Development - Remedial Repair Case Studies
A telltale sign of foundation damage is separation of windows, floors,
and doors from the walls to which they were originally tightly connected.
As the foundation settles, the walls come with it, causing gaps to form
or windows and doors to fit improperly. This might translate to unwanted
drafts coming through newly formed openings or for windows and doors to
no longer open and close properly.
Problem: As an older brick structure, the ATC Development corporate headquarters
building has had additions a few times. Adequate foundational support
for the additions had been an afterthought. Over the years, the lack of
support allowed the foundation to settle. As a result, cracks in the sheetrock
formed, doors and windows stopped opening and closing properly, and visible
separation of the floor from the walls became evident.
Proposed Solution: Ram Jack South Carolina proposed installing 20 exterior driven piles,
five piles on the existing girder of the structure, and six interior piles
on support beams—to be built by Ram Jack—to carry sagging
joists in the floor system.
Outcome: After consideration of the desires of the ATC development, Ram Jack South
Carolina moved forward with an alternate plan that included fewer piles.
Over the course of two days, Ram Jack South Carolina installed 14 piles,
11 on the interior and three on the exterior. Five of the piles were mounted
on the existing girder due to sink holes. Maximum practical recovery was
achieved, with full crack closure. When finished, ATC Development was
more than satisfied with the work done by Ram Jack South Carolina.
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