Foundation Settlement No Match For Ram Jack Helical Piles Case Studies
Living on lakefront property can be quite enjoyable, especially in a beautiful
home like this one on Lake Sammamish in Bellevue, Washington. Unfortunately,
foundation issues are no respecter of persons, as the owners of this scenic
dwelling found out.
This home sits only 20 ft. from the shoreline of Lake Sammamish, which
causes the water table to run directly underneath the property. Changes
in the water table, coupled with expansion of the home through multiple
additions over time led to serious settlement, leaving large cracks throughout
the slab foundation.
After carefully evaluating the property, Ram Jack West proposed a solution
that would restore the structure which had settled up to 5 in. in some areas.
Working with Stark Foundations, a local engineering firm, Ram Jack implemented
helical piles, tie-back anchors, and driven piles to stabilize the structure
and provide solid support from the strong strata deep within the ground.
Piles were installed at an average depth of 34 ft. into the earth, providing
necessary support. Utilizing 24 helical piles and 50 driven piles, the
home was lifted 4 in. and the owners’
fears were relieved. When speaking of our involvement in the project,
the customer told us, “Thanks for all of your exceptional work...”
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