Colonial-Style Office Building Case Studies
Introduction: On the surface, the Greenville, colonial-style property looked beautiful
nestled among trees. Rustic red brick, classic columns, and dark window
shutters adorn the picturesque, multi-unit office building. In spite of
its gorgeous appearance, however, closer inspection revealed a number
of foundation problems. If the important business operations that take
place inside the building were to continue uninterrupted, repairs would
be needed. The owner contacted Ram Jack South Carolina.
Situation: After a brief inspection by a Ram Jack professional, a number of problems
became apparent. It appeared that years of foundation settlement and transpiration
from landscaping near the foundation had finally come to a head. First,
the brick exterior had multiple cracks, a symptom of an unstable, settling
structure in need of repair. Second, a side window was separating from
the brick keystone above, allowing unwanted airflow and rising utility
costs. Third, wood trim was separating from the structure where the walls
were settling and sagging.
Proposed Solution: Ram Jack South Carolina proposed using driven piles to stabilize the structure
to prevent any further, unwanted settlement. In addition, the piles would
be used to lift sagging areas. This would not only ensure the safety and
security of the structure, but it would also improve the appearance of
the building, restoring its classic look.
Outcome: Nine driven piles with 4021 standard brackets were used to stabilize the
structure. Each was driven to an average depth of 68 ft., lifting the
foundation the maximum practical recovery distance of 1/2 in. and stabilizing
the side of the building. In addition, the cracks in the brick were closed
and the foundation was restored. The highly trained, professional crew
of Ram Jack South Carolina used patented Ram Jack materials to complete
the job in 1 1/2 days with little disturbance to the regular business
operations being performed inside the building. In addition, the work
and materials came with a lifetime warranty.
When asked why he chose Ram Jack South Carolina, the owner of the building
replied, “Quality work with quality products,” adding that
the standard of the service was far above average in every category.