Georgetown Home Stabilization
Introduction: Owning a home on the beautiful bay in Georgetown, South Carolina, where
the Pee Dee River and Waccamaw River meet should bring about a sense of
calm and peace; however, seeing cracks in the structure can cause a homeowner
anxiety even in the quaint setting.
The Situation: This Georgetown home was showing signs of foundation distress; cracks began
appearing in the walkway, a column on the front porch, as well as the
foundation. Having used Ram Jack South Carolina in the past, the homeowner
called again for an inspection.
Proposed Solution: After evaluating the home, the Ram Jack specialist proposed using 32 Helical
Exterior Piles to fix the home’s foundation. Two piles would be
used to stabilize the corner of the garage, with a third pile used to
support the raised brick porch. Two more piles would support the raised
garden, and another would reinforce the cracking column on the porch.
Six piles would be needed to stabilize the garage, eight to support the
columns through the concrete, and twelve to bolster the garage through
the concrete. The goal of the job was to stabilize the home and lift uneven areas.
The Outcome: Repairing this home proved to be a long, complicated job. The crew leader,
along with his hard-working crew, drilled through concrete and had to
deal with multiple feet of water in many of the holes. Though difficult,
the job was successfully completed. In the end, 32 Helical Exterior Piles
were installed to an average depth of 23.75 ft. The homeowner was extremely
happy with the results, noting the quality of the work as well as the
diligent and accommodating nature of the Ram Jack employees.
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