Patio Support Posts in Rhode Island & Massachusetts
Driven Piles for Patios & Front Stairways
Ram Jack New England is well known as a RI Foundation Repair company but many people do not know that we can repair front concrete steps and porches that have settled.
Our Project Manager will do a visual inspection of your porch, patio, front steps or walkways that have settled. Many times he will do elevations to determine how far the foundation or walkway has settled.
He will provide you with a written plan for the patio or concrete step repair along with an estimate of the cost to do said job. Most time it is best to support an existing porch or concrete steps rather than demolish and rebuild new. The reason is that the soils under the existing foundation, walkway or steps is still there and the new porch or walkway will settle once again.
Driven Steel Piles for Maximum Porch Foundation Stability
It is usually best to drive deep driven steel piles alongside the existing steps and install a bracket that will allow us to lift the structure back up to as close to where it originally was. Even if we determine your front porch needs to be demolished, we would still recommend installing new construction steel piles under where the new steps would be installed. This will guarantee that the newly installed porch, steps, patio or walkway will not settle.
Porch, Patio & Stairway Foundation FAQ
Are projects overseen by a project manager?Yes! At Ram Jack New England our Project Managers take care of the entire process, from estimating to obtaining any necessary building permits. He will also schedule one of our crews to do your job. He will arrive on the day of the job along with our crew and walk through the job with our crew chief. He will evaluate how to best approach repairing your settling concrete porch or stairs. At any time during the job you can contact him for any details, etc.
Do you install foundation support for walkways or wood bridges?Yes! For a homeowner or community that wants to install a walkway or wood bridge, new construction helical anchors are a great solution to support these structures. They are especially great for working in environmentally sensitive areas like swamps and beach walkways.
Is there warranty coverage?Yes! All our residential porch, patio, stair and walkway repairs are covered by our transferable warranty. If our repair ever settles while under warranty, we will do any necessary repairs at no additional labor or material costs.
Are your steel piles galvanized?
All our steel piles are powder coated to protect them from ground chemicals. Other companies use galvanization to coat their piles. The powder coating is much more effective and also safer for the environment. The heavy metals in galvanization process can end up contaminating the ground water.