Foundation Settlement No Match for Ram Jack Driven Piles Case Studies
In the beautiful town of Port Orchard, Washington, just 13 miles west of
Seattle, a homeowner was experiencing cracks in the sheetrock and foundation
walls. Making a wise decision, the homeowner contacted Ram Jack West to
see how they could save their home.
The homeowner started noticing interior signs of foundation failure. As
a result, the homeowner began noticing cracks in the sheetrock, and doors
and windows were out of frame. They believed their home had only settled
a half an inch, but upon a thorough evaluation and elevation profile,
it was discovered that the home had actually settled, in some places,
up to 4 1 ⁄2 inches.
Working with Redmond Geotechnical Services, Ram Jack West obtained a geotechnical
report to review the soil conditions of the property. The engineer and
foundation specialist crafted a repair plan to stabilize the foundation.
It was determined that the best course of action would be using 21 Ram
Jack Driven Piles, to maximize the home’s recovery.
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During installation, it became necessary to remove and replace portions
of the concrete patio to ensure optimal placement of the piles. The home
was successfully lifted 4 in. to reach maximum practical recovery, leaving
the homeowners satisfied with the work. The lifetime warranty of the solution
added an additional level of peace of mind. “Ram Jack [West] left
our home looking better than before we arrived. The concrete replacement
made us extremely happy,” remarked the homeowners