For centuries concrete, block, or wooden pile foundations have been used to ensure that a structure’s base is solid and stable. While this does provide some durability, it requires a lot of heavy equipment and a large crew – not to mention the considerable delay that comes with waiting for the concrete to cure. And with this extra labor comes a higher cost. These methods also don’t allow for reaching deep levels of load-bearing strata. Ram Jack foundation engineers offer a better, more efficient, and more cost effective solution.
The helical pile system transfers gravity loads from a new or existing structure to soil that can withstand the weight, and the hydraulically driven steel piling system transfers loads from existing foundations to load-bearing layers of soil that can support the compression loads.
Brackets are used to transfer the loads from the building foundation to the helical pile system or the hydraulically driven steel piling system. The piles can also be installed with handheld equipment or small machines, making the system ideal for indoor projects or for work around existing structures where work areas are restricted.
Ram Jack Foundation Engineers’ Resources
Ram Jack offers engineers superior online engineer software, Ram Jack Foundation Solutions™. Our free design software allows engineers to simulate onsite soil and structure conditions and specify parameters unique to each project.
While structural calculations and drawings must be provided to the code official by a registered design professional (as is the case with any structural plan submission), the review process is generally more efficient with Ram Jack. Our system has been evaluated by ICC-ES, which the code official also uses the evaluation report to help make his/her final decision on approval.
“As with all ICC-ES reports, the Ram Jack report will save building departments countless hours when evaluating building plans that specify Ram Jack Foundation Systems,” added Yamil Moya, Staff Engineer with ICC-ES. “When ICC-ES issues a report on an evaluated product, code officials know it is code compliant and will result in structurally sound buildings. ESR-1854 provides building professionals with comprehensive details by which to determine the benefit of using Ram Jack’s foundation systems for a project, as well as for building officials when approving plans.”
On-staff Ram Jack Foundation Engineers
Ram Jack’s in-house engineering staff will custom design a foundation solution for both new construction and to retrofit foundations or work with your engineers to design a system for your project. Our foundation engineers are the best, most experienced, and most knowledgeable in the business.