Courtyards at Springville - Multi-Unit Home Recovery Case Studies
Property managers of several multi-story apartments in Portland, Oregon,
noticed that some of their structures showed signs of foundation issues.
The structural integrity of a multi-unit housing structure is serious
and can affect many families, as well as the investment of the property owners.
The property managers contacted Ram Jack West to report cracks that were
forming in the walls and floors of several apartments. Additionally, doors
and windows were not closing properly. The heat of the summer months exacerbated
the problem. Windows were also starting to crack.
Ram Jack West and Geo Design, Inc. designed an installation plan to repair
the failing foundations. The plan included installing (16) 2 7⁄8
in. helical piles and (11) 2 7⁄8 in. deep-driven steel piles. This
proposal would lift the two apartment buildings experiencing foundation damage.
Ram Jack installed 27 piles, including 10-12 multi-helix piles as well
as driven piles, to an average depth of 60 ft. The foundation was lifted
3 in. Ram Jack completed the installation in 11 work days. Ram Jack was
able to achieve a complete recovery of the apartment buildings. During
the repair process Ram Jack remodeled and replaced the deck as needed.
Property managers at the Courtyard indicated they were pleased with Ram
Jack’s professional work during installation as well as clean-up
afterward. They noted that not one person living in the apartments complained
about the noise during the two-week job.
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