Magnolia Building - Structure Stabilization Case Studies
Home to numerous doctors and business owners, the Magnolia Building in
Fort Mill, South Carolina is classic, brick construction with a colonial
feel. Remodeled to house offices, provide health care, and furnish other
business services, the timeless structure boasts curb appeal that warmly
welcomes both employees and clients. The years, however, have taken their
toll on the building, and various parts of the structure were showing
signs of wear and tear.
Situation: The Magnolia Building had telltale signs of foundation settlement, with
cracks forming in the mortar of the brick in various areas around the
structure. While the damage was not severe, it was undeniable and would
undoubtedly worsen if not taken care of promptly. Business owners called
Ram Jack South Carolina to assess the foundation settlement.
Proposed Solution: After an exhaustive inspection, Ram Jack South Carolina professionals
proposed the installation of piles around the exterior of the building
to stabilize settling areas. The building didn’t need to be lifted;
rather, it only needed stabilization to prevent further settlement and
more extensive damage in the future.
Outcome: Ram Jack South Carolina installed (20) 2 7⁄8” piles to an
average depth of 84 ft. Over the course of three days, the piles were
installed strategically to maximize their support of the foundation. Once
the building was stabilized, all holes were covered and work areas cleaned.
All work was completed without interrupting normal business, and when
finished, the Magnolia Building was adequately stabilized to prevent any
further foundation settlement and damage.
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