Patio and Deck Recovery Case Studies
Nestled on the Saluda River in Leesville, South Carolina stands a home
with a beautiful view. Not only do the basement- level back porch and
main-level rear deck overlook the river, but the view of the home from
the water reveals a gorgeous abode complete with floor-to-ceiling windows
and a timeless waterfront facade. When the back porch and elevated deck
began to settle, the homeowner called Ram Jack South Carolina to help.
The Situation: The home with a view sits on a 45-degree angled lot. Over time the concrete
patio on the basement level began to settle. When originally built, it
was installed without footings, making it especially susceptible to damage.
As it settled, the porch above settled with it, creating an uneven deck
on the main floor. In some areas, the deck and home structure supported
by the patio sunk nearly 3 in., and a 12 ft. post supporting the A-frame
Proposed Solution: After an initial evaluation and assessment of the structure, Ram Jack South
Carolina proposed using 10 helical piles along the perimeter of the concrete
slab and the load-bearing column footings for the deck and roof to lift
sinking areas, to add much needed support, and stabilize the deck and
structure above. The proposed solution would improve the cosmetic appearance,
stability, and safety of the stunning home.
Outcome: In only one day, Ram Jack South Carolina installed (10) 2 7⁄8”
helical piles with standard or low profile brackets (as needed) to an
average depth of 9.5 ft. The helical piles were used to lift the slab.
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