Ram Jack Takes On Daring Foundation Replacement
Big Sandy, Tennessee
Big Sandy is home to a range of single family homes. The Ram Jack team
received a call from a contractor regarding an emerging problem with a
property located on Kentucky Lake, Big Sandy, Tennessee.
A car port had been turned into a garage with living quarters above. Unfortunately,
the foundation appeared to be a floating slab that was settling. No footer
was present. The garage apartment has a cross-tie wall as a foundation.
It was in an alarmingly poor condition. The cross-ties were deteriorating,
causing the wall to separate and bow out. Upon receiving this information,
Ram Jack and the contractor arranged to meet at the property for an appointment
one week later. While on his way to the appointment, the contractor contacted
Laurie Beals of Ram Jack Tennessee to inform her that he could not handle
the job. Ram Jack met with the building’s owners who were struggling
to find someone to resolve their issues.
It didn’t take Ram Jack long to see that the job would be a risky
one, but still: they saw how desperate the building owners were for help
and did not hesitate to propose a solution. Ram Jack swiftly proposed
the removal of all cross-ties surrounding the building, while temporarily
shoring with Ram Jack driven piles as necessary. They went on to build
a new foundation per building code. The team also saw the need to fill
the void under the garage with high-density foam.
The project went as expected. Ram Jack began on the right side of the
structure, removing all cross-ties. The area was supported by Ram Jack
driven piles with guide sleeves. The team dug a new footer for code and
replaced the cross-tie wall with new CMU grouted blocks. The team then
moved to the left side wall and repeated the process again. Once the structure
was secure on both sides, the team repeated the same process on the rear
wall. Ram Jack is always up for a challenge, and this project was no exception.
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