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Backyard Deck Saved from Sinking Foundation

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Mr. Barrick's large deck overlooks a beautiful pond in Dallas, TX. The deck was originally constructed to be supported by concrete piers. The concrete piers had previously settled and Mr. Barrick had to have the deck re-leveled and shimmed. Recently, the deck started having further settlement issues and instead of shimming for a second time, Mr. Barrick reached out to Ram Jack looking for a permanent solution. He is a retired architect and wanted an engineered solution to the problem. Ram Jack worked with Fortified Engineering to design a custom solution to repair and support Mr. Barrick’s deck.

Ram Jack removed portions of decking to install helical piles from the top of the deck. The deck is now supported by a permanent foundation solution and guaranteed against further settlement. Mr. Barrick chose to put nothing down and finance one year same as cash through Greensky. Overall, this project was a success and the homeowner can now enjoy the view from his deck without worrying about having settlement issues in the future.

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Backyard Deck Saved from Sinking Foundation
Project Type: Residential
Year: 2022
Application: Decks & Gazebos
Product: Helical
Design Capacity: 5 to 20 kips
Pile Diameter: 2 7/8"

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