Cargill Hexane Gas
A challenging issue arose when the footings of a structure settled by a substantial 7 inches, leading to a noticeable flex in the gas line. This presented a potential hazard and called for urgent remediation to prevent further damage and potential safety risks.
The execution of the solution was entrusted to Ram Jack of Tennessee, a skilled entity in foundation repair and structural support. In response to the settlement problem, Ram Jack, with the assistance of SSR Engineering, devised a comprehensive solution. The approach involved the strategic installation of helical piles equipped with Colorado brackets, as well as tieback piles supported by anchor brackets. Additionally, steps were taken to address the broader terrain-related concerns. The hillside was re-sloped, and a drainage problem was rectified to mitigate future settlement issues.
The team successfully implemented the plan by installing a total of 18 piles, comprising 12 helical piles featuring Colorado brackets, and 6 tieback piles with anchor brackets. The project demanded a collaborative effort, with the general contractor providing supplementary manpower to assist in the removal of the previously installed flow fill. This preparation facilitated the attachment of the necessary brackets, allowing for the subsequent installation of the helical piles.
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Thanks to round-the-clock dedication of the Ram Jack of Tennessee team, the endeavor was accomplished within the set timeframe, enabling the general contractor to seamlessly conclude the overall project. The result was the complete restoration of the original footing elevation with an impressive 7-inch lift. With the foundation taken care of, the general contractor was able to finalize the soil matting and carry out the installation of riprap, marking the successful culmination of the entire undertaking.