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Case Studies Foundation Settlement No Match for Ram Jack Driven Piles

Seattle, Washington

In the beautiful town of Port Orchard, Washington, just 13 miles west of Seattle, a homeowner was experiencing cracks in the sheetrock and foundation walls. Making a wise decision, the homeowner contacted Ram Jack West to see how they could save their home.

The homeowner started noticing interior signs of foundation failure. As a result, the homeowner began noticing cracks in the sheetrock, and doors and windows were out of frame. They believed their home had only settled a half an inch, but upon a thorough evaluation and elevation profile, it was discovered that the home had actually settled, in some places, up to 4 1 ⁄2 inches.

Working with Redmond Geotechnical Services, Ram Jack West obtained a geotechnical report to review the soil conditions of the property. The engineer and foundation specialist crafted a repair plan to support the foundation. It was determined that the best course of action would be using 21 Ram Jack Driven Piles, to maximize the home’s recovery.

During installation, it became necessary to remove and replace portions of the concrete patio to ensure optimal placement of the piles. The home was successfully lifted 4 in. to reach maximum practical recovery, leaving the homeowners satisfied with the work. The lifetime warranty of the solution added an additional level of peace of mind. “Ram Jack [West] left our home looking better than before we arrived. The concrete replacement made us extremely happy,” remarked the homeowners

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