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Active Zone

November 1, 2023

An In-depth Look into the Active Zone: The Dynamic Region of Soil

The dynamic nature of our planet can largely be attributed to its distinct layers and the fascinating processes that occur within them. When we break down these layers, we find intricate systems present, such as the Active Zone within the soil profile, that play significant ...
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November 1, 2023

Understanding the Active Zone: The Dynamic Upper Layer of Soil

The Earth doesn't sit idle beneath our feet; it's a living, perpetual entity with fluctuating attributes. Amongst the various layers that make up its structure, one foregrounds the dynamism of mother Earth - the Active Zone. The Active Zone is a critical yet fluctuating soil ...
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Aggregate

November 2, 2023

The Significant Role of Aggregate in Enhancing Concrete Performance

The architectural and construction industry extensively utilizes concrete because of its adaptability, resilience, and longevity. But what exactly gives concrete these remarkable characteristics? It's quite more than just water, cement, and air. The answer lies in the ...
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Anchor Pier

November 2, 2023

The Amazing Role of Anchor Piers: A Fundamental Structural Support

Unfolding the Engineering Marvel Anchor Piers: these architectural landmarks often go unnoticed, but they play an indispensable role in creating the magnificent and robust infrastructures that touch our skies. A pier that's connected to a structure to provide support and ...
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Apron

November 3, 2023

The Indispensable Role of the Apron: An Unsung Hero of Driveway Design

An apron, in the context of a driveway or property entrance, is much more than its traditional, culinary definition might suggest. Perhaps less recognized than base courses or edgings, this humble feature plays a key role in the functional and aesthetic aspects of a vehicle ...
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Backfill

November 3, 2023

Understanding the Backfill Process: A Comprehensive Guide

Have you ever wondered about the soil that’s left behind after digging a foundation or trench? This remnant, generally known as backfill, plays a significant role in construction and landscaping projects. Backfill is essentially the soil excavated during digging and ...
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Basement

November 4, 2023

A Deeper Understanding of Basements: The Subterranean Building Foundations Made of Cement Blocks or Poured Concrete

Basements are a critical but often overlooked component of any home or commercial building structure. Known as the foundational element that is situated either entirely or mainly below ground level (grade), basements provide the support that keeps the entire building ...
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Battery Backup Sump Pump

November 5, 2023

Battery Backup Sump Pump: Your Saviour During Power Outages and Circuit Breaker Failures

When it comes to safeguarding your basement from potential flooding, have you ever wondered what could happen during a power outage or a circuit breaker failure? This is where a Battery Backup Sump Pump, an unsung hero in the world of home maintenance, gives you peace of ...
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Bedrock & Load-Bearing Strata

November 5, 2023

Bedrock & Load-Bearing Strata: The Foundations of Concrete Strength

Understanding the stability of any building or construction project lies in the knowledge of Bedrock & Load-Bearing Stratas. These are critical components that directly affect the longevity and safety of structures. But what exactly is bedrock and load-bearing strata, and ...
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Below Grade

November 6, 2023

Unearthing The Below Grade: A Deep Dive into A Vital Construction Term

We often marvel at the buildings that tower above us, their architectural prowess displayed pristinely against the sky. However, equally important but less discussed is the space that lies beneath these structures—the invisible support keeping them firm and unwavering. This ...
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Benchmarking

November 6, 2023

Understanding Benchmarking: A Crucial Factor in Assessing Foundation Settlement

Benchmarking plays an integral role in assessing foundation settlement and ensuring the structural integrity of one's home. At its core, benchmarking is a process of evaluating the foundation's condition over time, enabling professionals to make informed, precise decisions ...
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Black Mold

November 7, 2023

Understanding Black Mold: Threat to Health & How to Manage It

Black mold, scientifically referred to as Stachybotrys chartarum, is a type of fungi that appears greenish-black and thrives in constantly damp environments. Specifically, this mold is notorious for its growth following water damage, a persisting water leak, condensation, or ...
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Block Foundation Wall

November 7, 2023

The Intricacies of Building a Block Foundation Wall

A block foundation wall is a critical part of any structure, be it a residential house, commercial building, or a storage shed. Precisely, a Block Foundation Wall is built using masonry blocks - typically made from concrete or cement - strategically stacked on top of each ...
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Bowing Wall

November 8, 2023

Understanding Bowing Walls: Causes, Symptoms, and Solutions

If you are a homeowner, chances are you have encountered myriad issues that require your immediate attention. One such issue, usually overlooked until it becomes severe, is that of a bowing wall. But what exactly are bowing walls? In layman terms, a bowing wall refers to the ...
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Carbon Fiber Strips

November 8, 2023

The Power of Carbon Fiber Strips: A Comprehensive Guide on Foundation Wall Stabilization

When it comes to building and construction, each component plays a critical role in ensuring the structure's stability and longevity. From the underlying base to the towering roof, everything needs to be sturdy and reliable. One of the underrated entities in this scenario is ...
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Case Studies Series

October 19, 2021

Helical Piers Affect on Liquefaction-Induced Building Settlement

The Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering recently published the latest report presenting the results of a series of large-scale shake table tests. Ram Jack participated in the study to evaluate the application of helical piles to reduce liquefaction-induced ...
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March 30, 2017

Case Study Series | Support

Support is imperative to life. It provides that welcomed and trusted sense of reliability. If your job’s corporate success is unstable, you might not be able to fully rely on consistent paychecks. The same idea is true with foundations. When houses lose stability due to ...
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March 6, 2017

Case Study Series | Helping the Community

Communities can do pretty impressive things. But every now and then, a little bit of outside help is needed. Over the last several years, Ram Jack has done just that – stepped in to help communities when they needed it the most. Step 2 – New Construction When women in ...
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December 7, 2016

Case Study Series | Unforeseeable Circumstances

Nothing is quite as troublesome as unexpected problems, especially when it comes to homes. If unforeseeable circumstances cause major structural issues, things can get disastrous and repairs can become difficult. […]
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Cement

November 9, 2023

Understanding Cement: The Essential Component in Concrete

Cement is an incredibly crucial component in the construction industry. This binder material has wide-reaching applications, mainly as one of the fundamental ingredients forming the core of concrete and mortar. Essentially, cement is an amalgamation of fine ground powders ...
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Check Valve

November 9, 2023

An In-depth Look into Cinder Blocks - The Resilient Material of the Building World

The Resilient Material of the Building World A name synonymous with robustness in the construction industry, cinder blocks, also extensively referred to as cement blocks, have evolved to become the building blocks of countless structures worldwide. These indispensable ...
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Cinder Block

November 10, 2023

An In-depth Look into Cinder Blocks - The Resilient Material of the Building World

A name synonymous with robustness in the construction industry, cinder blocks, also extensively referred to as cement blocks, have evolved to become the building blocks of countless structures worldwide. These indispensable components serve as the pillars of support for ...
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Class A Fire Rating

November 10, 2023

Understanding Class A Fire Ratings: The Beacon of Safety

Most of us have heard the term "fire rating," but do we truly understand what it means? It's an essential factor to consider, particularly when selecting building materials, as it determines the resilience against the devastating force of fire. Specifically, the focus of our ...
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Clay Bowl Effect

November 11, 2023

The Clay Bowl Effect: An Unexplored Cause of Foundation Water Problems

Introduction One of the most overlooked complications of construction projects involves a natural process popularly referred to as the Clay Bowl Effect. Although its implication may appear harmless, this procedure could eventually result in profound and significant damage to ...
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Clay Soil

November 11, 2023

Understanding and Nurturing Clay Soil: A Comprehensive Insight

Soil plays a crucial role in determining the diversity and distribution of life on Earth. Each type of soil possesses unique properties, creating a range of habitats accommodating differing life forms. One such soil type, admired yet often misunderstood, is clay soil. Found ...
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Closed Cell Insulation

November 12, 2023

Understanding the Efficiency of Closed Cell Insulation

Insulation is a critical component of any structure, providing crucial protection from fluctuations in temperature and maintaining a controlled, comfortable internal environment. There are numerous forms of insulation, but one that stands out due to its multifaceted ...
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Commercial

July 11, 2017

Q & A with a Ram Jack Engineer: Part I

Our live engineering webinar, “Helical Design: Code Compliance and Effects of Seismic Activity” held in March was a huge success thanks to those of you who either watched online or attended an in-person event with your local Ram Jack experts. We received many questions for ...
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April 27, 2016

Foundation Repair: Property Managers' Questions Answered

Overseeing the operations and maintenance of properties—large and small—requires doing the best work for the best value for your property owners. When repair needs arise, you also want to cause the least disruption to your tenants. Selecting a foundation repair company can ...
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Community

May 18, 2017

Ram Jack Donates $14K for University Study

Helical Pile Performance in Soils Susceptible to Liquefaction Ram Jack Systems Distribution donated $14,000 to ensure full funding of a study being conducted at the University of Nevada, Reno's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The study aims to evaluate the ...
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January 7, 2016

Mississippi River Flooding May Leave Foundations Damaged

From Illinois to Louisiana, the Mississippi River has seen its fair share of flooding. The recent storm systems left damage in its wake, not only from the immediate storm itself but with flooding in Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee after the Mississippi and ...
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October 9, 2015

Emergency Shoring with Steel Piles Saves South Carolina Home

Residents of coastal states are all too aware that “landfall” of a hurricane is not required to wreak havoc and cause major damage. It was a normal day in the Carolinas until the effects of hurricane Joaquin greatly damaged the homes of residents. What started out as a ...
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June 23, 2015

Ram Jack Mid Missouri's 15 Year Milestone

Ram Jack of Mid Missouri’s 15 Year Anniversary On April 21, Randy and Kathy Gibbs celebrated the 15 year milestone of Ram Jack Mid Missouri. The celebration was held at their new building located at 4725 E Meyer Industrial Drive, and was initiated by a ribbon cutting to ...
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Concrete

November 12, 2023

Understanding Concrete: The Essential Building Material

For centuries, concrete has been a crucial building material in the construction industry, used extensively in a diverse range of structures such as buildings, bridges, roads, and dams. This substance is a rough but sturdy mixture of essential elements, including sand, ...
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Concrete Footing

November 13, 2023

The Indispensable Role of Concrete Footing in Your Home's Construction and Foundation Repair

In the realm of construction and homebuilding, each component holds significance, from the tallest loft down to the lowest foundation. One such crucial element that often goes unnoticed is the concrete footing. Despite its hidden status, it plays a prominent role in both ...
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Concrete Piling

November 29, 2023

Unveiling the Secrets of Concrete Piling: The Backbone of Modern Structures

With the world’s mass urbanization and relentless construction boom, we are always in search of durable, resilient, and sustainable infrastructural solutions. One such marvel in civil engineering that is now becoming synonymous with modern architecture is reinforced concrete ...
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Condensation

November 29, 2023

Unveiling the Science Behind Condensation: The Conversion from Vapor to Liquid

Condensation. It is something that we, quite literally, come into contact with on a daily basis. From the dew drops on your window pane to the water rings left on your coffee table from a cold glass, condensation is a regular occurrence in our everyday lives. In this post, ...
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November 1, 2023

Unveiling the Science Behind Condensation: The Conversion from Vapor to Liquid

Condensation. It is something that we, quite literally, come into contact with on a daily basis. From the dew drops on your window pane to the water rings left on your coffee table from a cold glass, Condensation is a regular occurrence in our everyday lives. In this post, ...
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Construction Joint

November 29, 2023

The Fundamental Role of Construction Joints in Concrete Slab Work

In the world of concrete construction, understanding the use and implications of construction joints is crucial. Often misunderstood or taken for granted, these elements are far more than arbitrary divisions in a concrete slab. This blog post aims to shed light on ...
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Cove Joint

November 29, 2023

Understanding Cove Joint: Where Basement and Floor Meet

A well-constructed home is built intricately even down to the minute details. From aesthetic features to structural components, every single detail adds up to build a home that's not just beautiful but highly functional and safe as well. One such important part of your home ...
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Cracks

November 29, 2023

Understanding the Crack: The Reality of Concrete Separation

Throughout the centuries, concrete has become the foundation of our urban jungles. Its high strength, durability, and ease of obtaining the natural materials needed for its production, lend itself to be an indispensable tool in modern construction. However, as durable as it ...
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Crawl Space

November 29, 2023

The Crawl Space: An Essential Foundation That Keeps Your Home Raising High

A crawl space is not just an obscure corner tucked away under your house. It's an integral part of your home, playing a pivotal role in your home's overall health, structural integrity, and insulation. So, what exactly is a Crawl Space? Think of a crawl space as a unique ...
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Crawl Space Beam

November 29, 2023

Understanding the Invaluable Role of Crawl Space Beams in Construction

Crawl spaces are integral components of many building structures that provide access to the underneath of your floor for maintenance and repair work. They are typically hollow areas that run parallel to the ground level, offering space for plumbing, electrical wiring, air ...
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Crawl Space Door

November 29, 2023

Revolutionizing Your Crawl Space with Groundworks Airtight Crawl Space Doors

It's a perennial challenge for homeowners: ensuring that the crawl space under their homes remains dry, mold-free, and inaccessible to pests. However, the bitter truth is that many builder-grade doors installed on crawl spaces tend to be problematic. Made of wood, these ...
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Crawl Space Drain

November 29, 2023

Ensuring a Dry Crawl Space: A Detailed Look at Crawl Space Drains

When considering the various components that contribute to a structurally sound house, one often neglected feature is the crawl space. Crawl spaces are usually found beneath your home and, although often unnoticed, they can significantly affect the overall health and safety ...
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Curing

November 29, 2023

Understanding the Art of Curing: A Key Stage in Concrete Production

Curing is a paramount procedure that occurs immediately after pouring concrete, and is often confused with drying. While drying refers to simply allowing a substance to lose moisture and harden over time, curing involves a more intricate process and plays a critical role in ...
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Dehumidifier

November 29, 2023

Understanding Dehumidifiers: A Comprehensive Guide to Humidity Control

A vital yet often overlooked part of creating a comfortable indoor climate is maintaining an appropriate level of humidity. High levels of humidity in your home or office can lead to an increased occurrence of mould, mildew and allergens, threatening your health and the ...
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Differential Settlement

November 29, 2023

Understanding Differential Settlement & Its Impact on Building Foundations

Differential settlement is a prevalent issue in construction engineering. It refers to the non-uniform vertical displacement of a building's foundation, which occurs when the soil beneath it either moves or sinks unevenly. In essence, it is when one side of the structure ...
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Discharge Line

November 29, 2023

Understanding the Crucial Role of a Discharge Line in Sump Pump Systems

Efficient water removal is critical for homes susceptible to flooding, and it’s here that a device known as a sump pump comes into play. One of the integral parts of a sump pump system is the discharge line, and this blog post aims to delve into the relevance of this ...
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Downspout Extension

November 29, 2023

Understanding the Importance of Downspout Extensions for your Home

Rain and stormwater runoff can adversely impact the integrity of your home if not properly managed. This is where due emphasis needs to be placed on well-maintained gutter systems, especially the often overlooked downspout extensions. These extensions, sometimes simply ...
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Downspouts

November 29, 2023

The Importance of Downspouts: Protecting Your Home's Foundation

Rain gutters are an integral component of a home's water management system, diverting water away from a building to prevent damage to the roof, walls, and foundation. However, they cannot work effectively without a well-placed, well-functioning downspout. Downspouts are the ...
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Drain Tile

November 29, 2023

Understanding Drain Tile: Your Home's Unsung Hero

When it comes to the safety and integrity of your home, there are many systems and strategies used to keep it protected from potential damage caused by natural elements. One of the most important yet often unnoticed systems is the drain tile system, an ingenious form of ...
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Drainage Pipe

November 29, 2023

The Benefits and Maintenance of Exterior Drainage Pipes

One of the critical components of domestic construction that often goes unnoticed is the trusty exterior drainage pipe. This behind-the-scenes hero tirelessly gathers groundwater and channels it away from your home, guarding the foundation against potential harm and damage. ...
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Dry Well

November 29, 2023

Dry Wells: A Comprehensive Guide

Understanding the importance of having adequate drainage for your property is crucial to maintain its safety and value. Among the several methods that can be employed to ensure effective drainage, an often-overlooked approach is the use of a dry well. This write-up takes a ...
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Drywall

November 29, 2023

Understanding Drywall: The Common Material Shaping Our Interior Walls

Drywall, also known as plasterboard or gypsum board, is a ubiquitous part of our homes and buildings. Its omnipresence is so often overlooked, yet this substance plays a critical role in creating the comfort and functionality of our interior spaces. In this blog post, we'll ...
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Earth Anchor

November 29, 2023

The Earth Anchor: An Unparalleled Marvel of Engineering Functionality

Engineering is all about problem-solving, meeting challenges, and finding optimum solutions. Across the array of solutions available, the Earth Anchor has emerged as a central and vital player, acting as a steel sentry standing guard over our structures. Also known as ground ...
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Efflorescence

November 29, 2023

Understanding Efflorescence: The Telltale White Powder

Efflorescence, often identified as a powdery white salt deposit, is not just a cosmetic issue, but can be an indicator of an underlying water management problem in your house. This phenomenon, although not harmful to humans, can damage the longevity and appearance of meeting ...
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Egress Window

November 29, 2023

The Essential Guide to Egress Windows: A Must-Have for Every Homeowner

As homeowners, we often overlook the fundamental safety aspects of our homes, focusing more on aesthetics and functionality. One such critical aspect is an egress window—an emergency exit that holds as much aesthetic potential as it does safety. Specific rooms, like basement ...
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Encapsulated (or Conditioned) Crawl Space

November 29, 2023

The Comprehensive Guide to Encapsulated (Conditioned) Crawl Spaces

In a home, the crawl space often remains unnoticed and overlooked. However, this small space plays a vital role in maintaining the health and safety of the overall household. In this guide, we will derive a deeper understanding of an essential aspect of house maintenance: ...
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Engineering

August 16, 2019

Engineering Resources

Engineers are responsible for an immense amount of research and development, as well as quality when it comes to the final product associated with work. At Ram Jack, we’re no stranger to working with local engineers who are interested in learning more about who we are, and ...
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February 28, 2018

Increased Engineering & Technical Support

Increased Engineering & Technical Support As we continue to grow and expand, the service levels of our engineering department are at an all-time high. In order to meet the needs of our clients and maintain the level of service they have grown accustom to, we knew additional ...
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July 11, 2017

Q & A with a Ram Jack Engineer: Part I

Our live engineering webinar, “Helical Design: Code Compliance and Effects of Seismic Activity” held in March was a huge success thanks to those of you who either watched online or attended an in-person event with your local Ram Jack experts. We received many questions for ...
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February 20, 2017

Continuing Education Webcast - Helical Design: Code Compliance and Effects of Seismic Activity

Continuing Education Webcast March 1, 2017 1PM EST Last Chance to Register for the PDH accredited webcast. Click here for free registration Darin Willis, P.E. and Amy Cerato, PH.D., P.E. present " Helical Design: Code Compliance and Effects of Seismic Activity " Who should ...
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Erosion

November 29, 2023

Unraveling the Secrets of Soil Erosion: Water, Wind and Ice

Soil erosion is an awe-inspiring natural process that plays an integral role in shaping our planet over time. Although it is often perceived as detrimental to the environment, soil erosion has occurred naturally for billions of years, sculpting landforms into the world we ...
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Evaporation

November 29, 2023

Understanding Evaporation and Its Impact on Crawl Spaces

Evaporation is a crucial process of the water cycle that serves as a principal channel of water transportation from the earth's surface to the atmosphere. While it may seem like such a rudimentary phenomenon, evaporation plays a fundamental role in the climatic system and ...
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Excavate

November 29, 2023

Unveiling the Intricacies of Excavation: Delving Deeper during Construction

Excavation: the simple term encapsulates a myriad of skills, procedures, and safety measures that contribute significantly to every construction project. Most construction work begins with the careful removal of earth, making a hole or channelling the ground to prepare for ...
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Expansive Soil

November 29, 2023

Understanding Expansive Soil: The Dynamics of Clay and Water Content

Many of us may not give it the consideration it deserves, but soil plays a significant role in our daily lives. More than just the brownish layer covering the earth's surface, soil supports the growth of plants, helps purify our water and indirectly influences the stability ...
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Flaking

November 29, 2023

Understanding Concrete Flaking and Its Similarities with Spalling

Concrete, which forms the integral structure of many modern buildings, is renowned for its durability and strength. However, despite its robust nature, it is susceptible to natural wear and tear, harsh environmental conditions, and poor construction techniques, all of which ...
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Footing

November 29, 2023

A Deeper Look into Footing – The Central Support of Construction

In the structural heart of every building, hidden beneath the surface yet providing the resolute foothold, lies an essential component known as the footing. It is the silent hero, shoring up a structure's foundation and ensuring the long-life and stability of any building. ...
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Foundation

November 29, 2023

Understanding the Foundation: The Linchpin of Your Home's Integrity

Whether you are planning to build a new house or maintaining your existing home, understanding the foundation is crucial. Often referred to as the 'base' or 'feet' of a building, the foundation is the significant section of your home that interacts directly with the ground. ...
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Foundation Repair

November 27, 2023

Understanding Foundation Walls and the Crucial Role of Footings

The durability, stability, and safety of a structure, from a quaint garden shed to a towering skyscraper, hinges significantly on the strength of its foundation. One essential part of the building process that often goes unnoticed, but bears tremendous weight (quite ...
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August 16, 2019

Foundation Issues Not Seen By The Naked Eye

It’s normal for someone not to notice a foundation issue the minute it happens — mainly because in many cases, these issues occur over time, and aren’t as noticeable as something like water or fire damage. With this in mind, it’s important to familiarize yourself, whether as ...
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April 27, 2016

Foundation Repair: Property Managers' Questions Answered

Overseeing the operations and maintenance of properties—large and small—requires doing the best work for the best value for your property owners. When repair needs arise, you also want to cause the least disruption to your tenants. Selecting a foundation repair company can ...
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April 7, 2016

Ram Jack Takes Part in Seismic Testing of Helical Piles

Installation of Pile. Photo credit: Dr. Amy Cerato Ram Jack took part in a first-of-its-kind study on seismic behavior of helical piles. Deep Foundation Institute conducted seismic research at University of California-San Diego —which has the largest shake table in the world ...
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Franchise Opportunity

May 30, 2013

Business Opportunity Seminar in Boise, ID

Ram Jack will be holding a Business Opportunity Seminar in Boise, Idaho on June 11, 2013. We have identified the Boise City-Nampa Metropolitan area as a prime candidate for the expansion of our patented steel piling system into the region through soil surveys, building ...
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October 22, 2012

Ram Jack University 2012

The Fall Ram Jack University (RJU) was held September 25-27, 2012. The 3-day training was attended by 100 people from different Ram Jack Franchises all over North America. There was an array of topics covered this year including: phone call etiquette, office procedures, ...
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Freeze-Thaw Cycle

November 27, 2023

Understanding the Freeze-Thaw Cycle: Its Impact and Prevention Measures

The freeze-thaw cycle is an essential natural phenomenon that we often overlook, but it holds significant implications for our built environment, specifically in relation to our homes' foundations and external concrete structures. This blog post aims to shed light on this ...
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FreezeGuard Discharge Line

November 26, 2023

Understanding the Essentials of a FreezeGuard Discharge Line Attachment

Winter can often be incredibly unforgiving, especially when it relentlessly strikes at the integrity and wellbeing of your home. Homeowners are all too familiar with the hazards that come with the freezing of pipes during the cold season. The most vulnerable of all essential ...
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French Drain

November 25, 2023

Understanding the Benefits and Uses of a French Drain

A French drain may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of solutions for water problems at home. However, a properly installed French drain can significantly mitigate water issues, making it worthy to consider. Named after Henry French, an American judge ...
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Frost Heaving

November 23, 2023

Understanding Frost Heaving and Its Impact on Your Foundation

The winter season brings its own unique set of challenges for homeowners, especially those who live in cold-climate regions. One of these challenges is a natural phenomenon known as frost heaving – an issue that has the potential to crack roads, sidewalks, and, most ...
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Ground Water

November 28, 2023

Understanding the Hidden Resource: Groundwater

Water, the source of life, comes in various forms. Among these, one that often goes unnoticed is groundwater, a natural resource we heavily depend upon, yet rarely discuss. Groundwater, also known as saturated soil, is essentially water that is stored beneath the Earth's ...
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Grout

November 27, 2023

The Essential Guide to Grout: A Key Agent in Construction

Grout has always been indispensable in the construction industry and plays a significant role in maintaining the soundness and longevity of structures. So, what exactly is grout and what is it made up of? How does it work to connect concrete, fill voids, or seal joints? ...
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Gutters

November 27, 2023

The Importance and Understanding of Gutters: Your Home’s Unsung Hero

In the list of household features that safeguard your abode, gutters hold a significant place, albeit an often overlooked one. These horizontal troughs, strategically fixed beneath the edge of the roof, perform an indispensable task – they channel rainwater and snowmelt away ...
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Helical Pier

November 29, 2023

A Closer Look at Helical Piers: Essential Elements of Modern Foundation Support

Building a sturdy foundation is a critical aspect of any construction project. A reliable method often used incorporates a distinctive component known as a Helical Pier. These innovative and beneficial additions to your foundation not only ensure stability but can also ...
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Helical Piles

October 19, 2021

Helical Piers Affect on Liquefaction-Induced Building Settlement

The Journal of Soil Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering recently published the latest report presenting the results of a series of large-scale shake table tests. Ram Jack participated in the study to evaluate the application of helical piles to reduce liquefaction-induced ...
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Helpful Tips

January 7, 2016

Mississippi River Flooding May Leave Foundations Damaged

From Illinois to Louisiana, the Mississippi River has seen its fair share of flooding. The recent storm systems left damage in its wake, not only from the immediate storm itself but with flooding in Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, and Tennessee after the Mississippi and ...
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December 14, 2015

Preparing Your House for Winter

With winter just around the bend, preparation for severe weather is crucial. Winter can pose significant danger to the integrity and stability of houses. Because of this, homeowners are given suggestions to help protect their structures, such as removing or trimming back ...
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August 31, 2015

Different Soils & How They Affect Foundations

Example of healthy soil. Source. ( CC ). Every house has a foundation, and every foundation must be constructed efficiently, safely and correctly so it will last. The materials that make up the building block and the process of building it are equally important; however, one ...
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August 11, 2015

Protecting Your Foundation from Droughts

Swimming hole dried up in 2007/2008 Australian drought. Taken by Peripitus (source: Wikimedia. CC ). If you live in a warmer region, then you probably know how miserable droughts can be. Everything suffers from a lack of moisture, and one of those things is your foundation. ...
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How a High Water Table Affects Your Home

November 28, 2023

How a High Water Table Affects Your Home: Understanding the Subsurface Saturated Ground

Understanding the construction and environmental factors that may impact your home's health can save you from experiencing frustrating and costly damages. One such environmental factor is a high water table. But what is a 'high water table,' and how can it affect your home? ...
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How To

July 24, 2015

Protecting Against Flooding

Flooding from 2011 Hurricane Irene in Centerport, New York. Image: Dhaluza. CC. Flooding can be catastrophic to everything in its path, especially houses. Sometimes there is little that can be done – such as during hurricanes – but for average flooding, there are some ...
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November 15, 2013

Foundation Can Support Your Next Remodeling Job

Your home says a lot about your personality. A home is a space to raise your kids, a venue to celebrate the big milestones of life, and a place to relax after a long day. So make your home your perfect oasis by remodeling it. While the word “Remodel” can bring exciting and ...
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February 14, 2013

Selling a House

There are many different factors that are important when it comes to preparing a home to be put on the market. Before selling a house, you must prepare the inside and outside of the home to make a successful, quick sale. The first thing in preparing the home is to remove ...
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October 22, 2012

Show Your Support for Breast Cancer Awareness!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please help us reach our goal of 1000 shares by sharing this flyer on your facebook page. When we reach 1000 shares, Ram Jack will donate $1000 to Susan G. Komen For The Cure. This foundation has been established to raise ...
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Hydrostatic Pressure

November 27, 2023

Hydrostatic Pressure: The Unseen Foe of Foundation Walls

Introducing Hydrostatic Pressure Every home builder and homeowner's worry is maintaining the structural integrity of their building, and a surprising menace in this regard is hydrostatic pressure. It's an unseen yet potent force that results from groundwater pooling against ...
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ICC-ES

July 16, 2013

Ram Jack Updates ESR-1854 to Revised AC358

The International Code Council (ICC) approved the Acceptance Criteria for Helical Foundation Systems (AC358) in June 2007. Ram Jack was the first helical manufacturer to meet all the requirements and receive their Evaluation Service Report (ESR-1854) on February 1st, 2011. ...
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October 22, 2012

Ram Jack University 2012

The Fall Ram Jack University (RJU) was held September 25-27, 2012. The 3-day training was attended by 100 people from different Ram Jack Franchises all over North America. There was an array of topics covered this year including: phone call etiquette, office procedures, ...
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July 20, 2012

Ram Jack Foundation Systems Provide Stability Quickly and Cost Effectively

For centuries, concrete or pile-driven foundations have been used to ensure that a structure’s base was solid and stable. While this method offers lasting durability, it requires a lot of heavy equipment and a large crew (and associated high costs), not to mention the ...
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In the News

May 18, 2017

Ram Jack Donates $14K for University Study

Helical Pile Performance in Soils Susceptible to Liquefaction Ram Jack Systems Distribution donated $14,000 to ensure full funding of a study being conducted at the University of Nevada, Reno's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The study aims to evaluate the ...
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April 7, 2016

Ram Jack Takes Part in Seismic Testing of Helical Piles

Installation of Pile. Photo credit: Dr. Amy Cerato Ram Jack took part in a first-of-its-kind study on seismic behavior of helical piles. Deep Foundation Institute conducted seismic research at University of California-San Diego —which has the largest shake table in the world ...
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October 30, 2015

Effects of Southern California's Record-Breaking Drought

Water. There’s nothing quite like a glass of refreshing water or a day out on the waves. From supplying cities with hydration to helping plants grow, water’s existence is paramount. But for sandy southern California, water has become even more precious. Effects of the ...
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October 9, 2015

Emergency Shoring with Steel Piles Saves South Carolina Home

Residents of coastal states are all too aware that “landfall” of a hurricane is not required to wreak havoc and cause major damage. It was a normal day in the Carolinas until the effects of hurricane Joaquin greatly damaged the homes of residents. What started out as a ...
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Iron Bacteria

November 30, 2023

Iron Bacteria: A Hidden Threat to Your Home's Waterproofing System

Iron Bacteria, infamously known as Iron Ochre, is not a household term for most individuals. However, if you live in an area with significant iron in the groundwater, Iron Bacteria could potentially be playing havoc on your home's waterproofing system. This distinctive type ...
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ISO

June 25, 2013

ISO Certification Coming Soon

Michelle Booth ISO 9001/2008 is an International Standard of Excellence. It is the only globally accepted, all-purpose model for Quality Management in the world. This standard is necessary for our organization to become world class. It is a combination of systems made just ...
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Mil

November 30, 2023

Unmasking Mil: The Imperative Sub-Fractional Unit of Measurement

Introduction Born out of the necessity of precision in various industries, units of measurement have established themselves as essential elements for numerous professions. Among these rudimentary parts of technical and scientific verges, lies the frequently used yet often ...
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Mildew

November 27, 2023

A Closer Look at Mildew: The Unseen Invader

Mildew: even the mention of the word is enough to make one's skin crawl. Most people have come across it at some point, be it on old bread in the kitchen or in the damp corners of a bathroom. But what exactly is it, how does it thrive, and how can we combat it? Let's delve ...
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Mold

November 29, 2023

The Intricacies of Mold: A Living Organism That Thrives in Your Basement

Mold, an often-misunderstood living organism, thrives in moist environments and is more common than you might think. Coming in various forms, each possessing unique colors and textures, this silent invader can be a serious nuisance if left untreated. It is vital to ...
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Mold Removal

November 29, 2023

Mastering Mold Removal: A Comprehensive Guide

There's arguably nothing that undermines the appeal of a beautiful home or disheartens a homeowner more than discovering pesky persistent patches of mold. Not only an offensive sight, but mold also packs a sizeable punch, posing health hazards ranging from allergies to ...
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Monolithic Foundation

November 29, 2023

Unearthing the Strengths of Monolithic Foundations

A monolithic foundation is a type of foundation designed to seamlessly interweave the qualities of durability and stability under one strong structural entity. Derived from the word 'mono' and 'lithos' meaning 'one stone', it's a term that perfectly encapsulates the essence ...
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Mud Jacking

November 30, 2023

The Inner Workings of Mud Jacking: An Efficient Solution to Sunken Concrete

A sturdy and level concrete foundation is an important component of any structure. Still, it isn't unusual for concrete slabs to lose their form and sink over time due to various factors such as shifting soil, inadequate foundation, or simply natural degradation. This is a ...
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Multi-Unit Housing

April 27, 2016

Foundation Repair: Property Managers' Questions Answered

Overseeing the operations and maintenance of properties—large and small—requires doing the best work for the best value for your property owners. When repair needs arise, you also want to cause the least disruption to your tenants. Selecting a foundation repair company can ...
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NC Ram Jack

March 4, 2013

Another Happy Customer

Our Ram Jack dealership in Durham, North Carolina opened in September 1998 by Rick Sykes. Sykes started in the waterproofing business over 20 years ago. As he was digging up homes that had experienced water in the crawl space and/or basement, Sykes noticed cracks in the ...
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Open Cell Insulation

November 29, 2023

Understanding the Pros and Cons of Open Cell Insulation: A Comprehensive Guide

Open cell insulation, often recognized for its distinct pink appearance, is a type of foam insulation commonly used in building and construction to provide thermal insulation and minimize heat flow. Available at most hardware stores, this unique insulation method comes with ...
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Open Crawl Space Vents

November 29, 2023

Understanding Open Crawl Space Vents: A Shift in Perspective

At one point, building code stipulated the installation of open crawl space vents. The basic principle behind this was to stimulate air flow in and out, thereby preventing moisture build-up and consequent structural issues. However, as our understanding of home construction ...
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Permafrost

November 29, 2023

The Frozen Earth: A Closer Look at Permafrost

Permafrost, a name that literally translates to "permanently frozen," is one of the most fascinating spectacles of the natural world. This phenomenon is a layer of the earth that remains consistently frozen not just in the cold of winter, but year-round. Understanding ...
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November 29, 2023

Understanding Permeance: The Game Changer in Moisture Control

Permafrost, a name that literally translates to "permanently frozen," is one of the most fascinating spectacles of the natural world. This phenomenon is a layer of the earth that remains consistently frozen not just in the cold of winter, but year-round. Understanding ...
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Piling

November 29, 2023

Understanding the Intricacies of Piling: Your Residential Support and Lift System

Piling, commonly recognized as a pier, plays a groundbreaking role in laying the foundation for our homes, offices, and various other structures. Piling works seamlessly underground, without making itself visible on the surface, providing indispensable support, and ...
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Pitch

November 29, 2023

The Art of Perfecting Pitch in Concrete Construction

Understanding the engineering facets of construction, such as the concept of 'pitch', is of paramount importance for effective building design. In simple terms, the pitch is the angle or slope of a surface, in this case, concrete. Its primary function is directing water in ...
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Pitting

November 29, 2023

Unveiling the Intricacies of Concrete Pitting: Causes, Impacts, and Remedies

Concrete, the world's most frequently used construction material, owes its popularity to its durability, strength, and versatility. However, like any other material, concrete is also susceptible to certain issues and defects; one of such notable defects is Pitting. This blog ...
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Polymer

November 29, 2023

The Power of Polymer: Unfolding the Magic of Polyurethane Foam Production

Introduction: In the dynamic and evolving world of polymer science, one name specifically stands out due to its versatility and vast applicability - Polyurethane. A byproduct of the mind-boggling chemical reaction between two liquid materials, polyurethane is a unique type ...
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PolyRenewal

November 29, 2023

PolyRenewal - A Superior Alternative for Concrete Lifting

Have you ever noticed sunken, uneven concrete around your sidewalks, driveways, pool decks or basements? It's not a pleasing sight, and many homeowners worry about the large expenses they'll incur to repair this. Traditional methods like mud jacking, which involves drilling ...
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Porous Concrete

November 29, 2023

Understanding Porous Concrete: Water, Basements, and Curing Explained

The creation and maintenance of our homes and commercial buildings involves numerous complex processes, particularly when it comes to the foundational structures of a building. One such complexity lies in the walls of your basement, which are likely composed of a fascinating ...
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Poured Foundation Walls

November 29, 2023

Poured Foundation Walls: An In-depth Look at this Modern Construction Technique

When it comes to constructing sturdy, durable and reliable structures, the choice of foundation is crucially important. The foundation forms the core support of any building, taking on the weight of the structure and withstanding natural forces. This is where poured ...
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Quality Management System

June 25, 2013

ISO Certification Coming Soon

Michelle Booth ISO 9001/2008 is an International Standard of Excellence. It is the only globally accepted, all-purpose model for Quality Management in the world. This standard is necessary for our organization to become world class. It is a combination of systems made just ...
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R-Value

November 29, 2023

Understanding R-Value: The Key to Indoor Comfort & Energy Efficiency

When it comes to insulating our homes or workplaces, understanding the R-value can be an instrumental deciding factor in the chosen insulation material. R-value is a parameter that wound up as a household term due to its association with everyday comfort and substantial ...
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Ram Jack Award

April 12, 2013

Ram Jack Awarded Opportunity to Work on Memphis Pyramid

Ram Jack of Tennessee was awarded the opportunity to work with Montgomery Martin on the Memphis Pyramid Redevelopment Project, Package 3A – Seismic. The former sports arena was built in 1991 and stands 321 ft. tall, approximately 32 stories. When the redevelopment is ...
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April 5, 2013

Craig Woodard of Ram Jack Speaks to ASIE

Craig Woodard of Ram Jack of Texas gave a presentation to the American Society of Indian Engineers (ASIE) on March 28 in Houston. More than eighty engineers, architects, and designers attended the seminar and dinner. Dinesh Shah, ASIE Board of Advisor, presented Woodard with ...
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March 29, 2013

Ram Jack Receives Franchise Satisfaction Award

Franchise Business Review recently named Ram Jack number 30 in franchise satisfaction among brands with 50-99 locations in the 2013 Franchisee Satisfaction Awards. Thousands of franchise owners are surveyed every year by Franchise Business Review (FBR). Providing customer ...
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Ram Jack Solid Foudations

January 24, 2014

Ram Jack Installs Foundation System for Double Envelope Corporation

The Double Envelope Company in Gainesville, FL specializes in commercial and custom envelope printing. The company purchased a new printing press that weighed 50,000 lbs. A new foundation was needed in order to support the gravity and dynamic loads of the new machine. Ram ...
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October 18, 2013

Before and After Photos of Ram Jack Repair

These before and after photos show a home in Aubrey, TX that Ram Jack repaired this fall. The entire perimeter of the house needed piles installed with three interior on the low side. The Ram Jack crew discovered that the home had five places of poured concrete underneath it ...
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July 25, 2013

Ram Jack Ribbon Cutting and Open House

On July 16th, Ram Jack Systems in Ada, OK opened the doors to show the community our new addition and give tours of the facility. The Ada Area Chamber of Commerce came out to assist with the ribbon cutting. With approximately 65-70 people in attendance, one Chamber member ...
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May 23, 2013

Ram Jack Provides Support To Moore, OK

Ram Jack Systems Distribution, Manufacturing, and its growing network of franchisees are one large family. The Ram Jack franchisees all over the nation have been reaching out and praying for all the wonderful people here in Oklahoma; many, whom will be rebuilding their homes ...
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Ram Jack Springfield

January 31, 2014

THE RAM JACK STORY

Since opening shop in the early eighties, the foundation of the Ram Jack business has been serving customer satisfaction. Now an industry leader in foundation repair technologies, we are continuing to grow through new opportunities across the globe. Removing any anxieties ...
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Ram Jack Texas

September 7, 2012

Good Morning Texas - Featuring Ram Jack in Dallas Fort Worth

This week on WFAA, a local tv station covering the Dallas/Fortworth, Texas area featured Ram Jack on his Good Morning Texas show. The spot featured Randon Gregory, of Ram Jack Oklahoma & Arkansas and Phil Carter of Ram Jack Systems explaining the signs of foundation failure. ...
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Ram Jack Visitor

February 10, 2014

Vision Bank Student Board of Directors Visits Ram Jack

Ram Jack Distribution and Manufacturing teamed up with Vision Bank in Ada, OK to bring a group of high school seniors to our facility for a tour and luncheon on January 28. The Vision Bank Student Board of Directors is a group of area students that show leadership in their ...
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March 8, 2013

Congressman Tom Cole Visits Ram Jack

We recently had the opportunity to have Congressman, Tom Cole, visit Ram Jack Distribution here in Ada, OK on January 9. Tom Cole is a United States Congressman serving the 4th District of Oklahoma. Cole was elected into Congress in 2002 and is now serving his sixth term. He ...
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Real Estate

May 8, 2018

Real Estate: Nothing Kills a Sale Faster Than Foundation Damage

Let’s get real for a second. We know that selling a home with foundation damage can be daunting. It can also lower the price of the home. What if that didn’t have to be the case? What if having the right foundation repair not only saved a sale from doom, but could ...
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Relative Humidity

November 29, 2023

Understanding Relative Humidity: A Journey Through Climate Dynamics

The world we reside in is much more than just the physical structures we see or touch; it includes not just solids, liquids, and gases that form our natural environment, but also the invisible elements such as temperature, pressure, and of course, humidity. This post is a ...
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Rim Joists

November 29, 2023

Understanding Relative Humidity: A Journey Through Climate Dynamics

The world we reside in is much more than just the physical structures we see or touch; it includes not just solids, liquids, and gases that form our natural environment, but also the invisible elements such as temperature, pressure, and of course, humidity. This post is a ...
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Sealed Foundation Walls

November 29, 2023

Sealed Foundation Walls: The Essential to Ensuring a Dry and Humidity-Controlled Basement

In the realm of home improvement and maintenance, one of the most critical aspects that homeowners often overlook is how imperative it is to have a well-structured and waterproofed basement. One such approach to achieving this is through the sealing of foundation walls. This ...
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Signs of Foundation Failure

September 6, 2013

Effects of Expansive Soils

Ever see those large cracks in the ground and wonder why they are there? How did this occur? Was there an earthquake? The answer is no. These cracks are caused by expansive soils. The soils are found throughout the United States and can cause significant damage to a ...
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Slab Foundation

November 27, 2023

Understanding the Basics of Slab Foundation: Strength in Simplicity

Understanding the Basics of Slab Foundation: Strength in Simplicity In the world of construction, a solid foundation is crucial to ensure building stability and longevity. One commonly employed type of foundation across a variety of constructions is the slab foundation. This ...
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Slab Jack

November 29, 2023

All About Pressure Grouting: A Deeper Look into 'Mud Jacking'

Pressure grouting, also known as mud jacking, is a construction and repair technique that is gaining significant attention in the industry for its practicality, cost efficiency, and incredible adaptability. This innovative method, despite its mud-slinging name, is undeniably ...
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November 27, 2023

Understanding Slab Jacking: An In-Depth Inspection of Mud Jacking

Slab jacking, alternatively known as mud jacking, is a cost-effective, efficient, and practical solution that addresses a common problem homeowners often encounter - sagging and settling foundation. Responsible homeowners must understand this technique to maintain the ...
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Soil Layers

November 27, 2023

Uncovering the Secrets Beneath Your Feet - Soil Layers and Your Home's Foundation

The very ground under our feet is more than just dirt or muck. It's a marvelously stratified world composed of numerous soil layers. If you're a homeowner, you may justifiably be questioning how these seemingly mundane soil layers can have any significance to your house’s ...
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Soil Types for Construction

November 27, 2023

An In-Depth Look at Soil Types for Construction: Man-Moved, Backfill, and Native Layers

Recognizing the importance of soil in the construction industry is often understated. Frequently, engineers and construction companies overlook the fundamental role soil plays in building stability. The truth is, the types of soil used in construction - man-moved, backfill, ...
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Spalling

November 27, 2023

Unraveling Spalling: A Common Defect in Concrete Structures

When you survey a landscape marked by concrete structures, several technicalities ensure their durability, holding them steadfastly against the forces of nature. Despite this, all is not flawless in the realm of construction, and a common problem often encountered is ...
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Stack Effect

November 28, 2023

Understanding the Stack Effect: A Detailed Overview

Understanding why there are changes in the temperature and air circulation patterns in your house is vital for both your well-being and the efficiency of your home. Do you often wonder why some rooms in your house are colder than others, despite all the heavy insulation you ...
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Stair Step Crack

November 28, 2023

Understanding Stair Step Cracks in Foundation Walls

When it comes to the structural soundness of a property, the importance of a sturdy, safe and secure foundation cannot be overstated. The foundation is in direct contact with the ground and carries the load of the entire building. Hence, any defects, cracks, or damages to ...
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Stress

November 28, 2023

The Intricacies of Stress in Soil Mechanics: Understanding Soil Mass Pressure

The landscape of engineering, architecture, and excavation mandates a thorough understanding of the environmental forces at work. One such pivotal exploration pertains to the field of Geotechnical Engineering, specifically studying the forces exerted by soil mass - commonly ...
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Structural Integrity

November 28, 2023

Understanding Structural Integrity: Measuring the Soundness of a Structure

Structural Integrity is a critical concept in civil and architectural engineering. This term refers to the ability of a structure, be it a building, bridge, or any architectural construct, to withstand the load it was designed for without experiencing deformation, damage or ...
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Sump Pump

November 28, 2023

Sump Pumps: Mechanical Saviors of Your Basement

The heart of your home's flood defense system isn't the gutters, the grade of the land, or even the quality of your soil- it's the sump pump. This humble mechanical appliance functions as a steward of your basement or crawl space, defending it diligently by pumping ...
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Sump Pump Pit

November 28, 2023

Understanding the Sump Pump Pit: The Integral Part of a Dry Basement

As homeowners, we strive to create a safe and comfortable living environment for our families. Nevertheless, we often encounter hurdles, especially ones related to water intrusion in the basements or crawl spaces. Thankfully, with systems such as the sump pump, we can ...
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Tar Coating

November 28, 2023

An In-depth Look at Tar Coating: The Ultimate Damp-Proofing Solution for Basements

Although often overlooked, protecting the foundation of your building is a key aspect of any successful construction project. One popular method used to shield basements from dampness is tar coating, a recognized technique in the construction industry that ensures moisture ...
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Termiticide Termite Treatment

November 29, 2023

Termiticide Termite Treatment: An Effective Solution to Termites' Menace

Introduction Termites, tiny, seemingly innocuous insects, can wreak havoc to the homeowners with their tremendous ability to damage the wooden elements in our homes. Their secretive and industrious nature often leaves behind a trail of destruction before their presence is ...
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Thermal Break

November 29, 2023

Understanding the Power of Thermal Breaks in Insulation

Insulation is an essential part of any building structure, be it a commercial or residential property; it is the golden key to achieving energy efficiency. Among the myriad concepts that underpin effective insulation, one significant principle is 'Thermal Break.' What is a ...
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Training

February 20, 2017

Continuing Education Webcast - Helical Design: Code Compliance and Effects of Seismic Activity

Continuing Education Webcast March 1, 2017 1PM EST Last Chance to Register for the PDH accredited webcast. Click here for free registration Darin Willis, P.E. and Amy Cerato, PH.D., P.E. present " Helical Design: Code Compliance and Effects of Seismic Activity " Who should ...
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April 8, 2014

Another Successful Ram Jack University!

Our annual Ram Jack University was held this March in Ada, OK. The three-day training gives our franchisees the opportunity to gain more knowledge and experience in areas such as production, marketing, and sales. At Ram Jack Systems Distribution, we know how important it is ...
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December 2, 2013

Ram Jack Regional Meeting

At Ram Jack we know it’s important that our employees stay up-to-date on training to provide the best foundation solutions to our customers. Every year we hold a regional meeting to provide employees with training in a variety of different areas. Our regional meeting this ...
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Untreated Crawl Space

November 29, 2023

The Dangers of an Untreated Crawl Space: An Unseen Threat

In the vast expanse of your home maintenance checklist, one area that often goes neglected is the crawl space. Nestled beneath your home, the crawl space might be out of sight, but it should never be out of mind. Crawl spaces that don’t include any waterproofing or sealing ...
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Vapor Barrier

November 29, 2023

The Intrinsic Importance of Vapor Barriers in Modern Structures

The term ‘Vapor Barrier’ is wide-ranging and a comprehensive understanding requires some investment in exploring various building codes and structural legislations. Essentially, a vapor barrier is a versatile material that resists the penetration of moisture, drastically ...
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Wall Braces

November 29, 2023

Understanding the Vital Role of Wall Braces in Home Construction

A solid foundation forms the core of every edifice, but what happens when the very fabric of this stability starts to crumble, buckle, or bow? The result can be catastrophic, leading to structural instability and potential disaster. One preventative and corrective measure ...
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Water Leaks

November 29, 2023

The Watery Intruder: Understanding and Managing Water Leaks in the Home

Water, the source of life, is an essential part of our day-to-day existence. It's integral to good hygiene, preparing tasty meals, and even nurturing a colorful garden. But as much as we rely on water inside our homes, the moment it starts making its way in uninvited, it can ...
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Water Resistant

November 29, 2023

Understanding Water Resistance: More Than Just A Buzzword

The term 'water resistant' has become increasingly popular in varied product marketing strategies, from clothing and tech to furniture and even cosmetics. While it may sound enticing and assuring, it's important to understand what this term truly means and what it entails. ...
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November 29, 2023

Understanding Water Resistance: More Than Just A Buzzword

The term 'water resistant' has become increasingly popular in varied product marketing strategies, from clothing and tech to furniture and even cosmetics. While it may sound enticing and assuring, it's important to understand what this term truly means and what it entails. ...
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Water Seepage

November 30, 2023

Understanding Water Seepage: The Journey of Water Through Porous Materials

Water seepage is a common issue faced by homeowners, especially those having basements. It is a process where water gently and often unnoticed, sinks or slowly moves down through the ground and it surfaces mostly when least expected, triggering problems to structures and ...
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Waterproof and homes

November 30, 2023

Importance of Waterproofing in Homes

Life is a constant encounter with nature and its elements. The joy of rainfall, for instance, is something we all cherish, but at the same time, it's vital to protect our homes from the potential damage this rainfall may cause. This is where the significance of waterproofing ...
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Waterproofing

March 18, 2020

Protect What’s Yours: Waterproof Your Basement

Water in the right places may be life-saving, but in the wrong places can pose a severe threat to your home’s foundation, personal property, and your family’s health. Some home repair needs can be overlooked, such as your toddler’s recent attempt at Picasso on your walls, or ...
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December 14, 2015

Preparing Your House for Winter

With winter just around the bend, preparation for severe weather is crucial. Winter can pose significant danger to the integrity and stability of houses. Because of this, homeowners are given suggestions to help protect their structures, such as removing or trimming back ...
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July 24, 2015

Protecting Against Flooding

Flooding from 2011 Hurricane Irene in Centerport, New York. Image: Dhaluza. CC. Flooding can be catastrophic to everything in its path, especially houses. Sometimes there is little that can be done – such as during hurricanes – but for average flooding, there are some ...
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May 4, 2015

Correct Drainage for Your Home (Part 2 of 2)

How Important Is Having the Correct Drainage for Your Home? This post is part two of two in a series about drainage. In Part 1: Drainage Pipes we discussed different types of drains and their uses, such as Rain Gutters and Extended Drain Pipes, and how important they are in ...
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Weep Holes

November 30, 2023

Weep Holes: An Essential Component for Structural Integrity

The world of construction methodologies is vast, dynamic, and continuously evolving. Among the myriad of procedures and mechanisms crucial to the development of robust structures, a particularly crucial yet often overlooked feature is the 'weep hole.' In this blog, we delve ...
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What are Floor Joists?

November 30, 2023

The Structurally Essential: Understanding and Maintaining Your Floor Joists

When you walk around your home, you may not think about what's beneath your feet, but there’s an intricate network of structural pieces working behind the scenes to keep your home stable, comfortable, and safe. One crucial component of this hidden network is the humble floor ...
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Wood Rot

November 30, 2023

Understanding Wood Rot: The Unseen Threat to Your Home's Structural Integrity

Wood rot, colloquially known as dry rot, is an insidious condition that quietly infiltrates homes across the globe. It's a pervasive pest, a fungi, that begins its silent gnawing away of your home beams and structures, almost unbeknownst to the untrained eye. This fungi, ...
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Yard Grading

November 30, 2023

Yard Grading: An Understanding of Surface Ground Level and the Rise and Fall of the Land

When speaking about landscaping, the importance of yard grading, or the process responsible for making the terrain level and slope, is often underappreciated. Many homeowners are unaware of how significantly yard grading can influence the health of the property and its ...
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