Professional Foundation Underpinning & Repair

PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATION UNDERPINNING AND REPAIR

“Underpinning” is a method or means of providing a system which strengthens and/or supports an existing structure or building. The need for an underpinning system is usually due to a lack of stability within the supporting soils, an increase or changes in the loads within the structure (due to remodeling, additions, expansions, etc.), or the excavation or the disturbance of the supporting soils (due to the nearby construction). The lack of stability within the supporting soils of a structure often results in foundation settlement and often requires underpinning as a means of foundation repairs. Construction which requires excavation of the supporting soils adjacent to an existing structure requires underpinning as a means of shoring or protecting the foundation of that existing structure.

Foundation Repair

Regardless of the type of structure, whether it is a residential dwelling, a commercial building, or an industrial facility, if foundation repairs are needed Carolina Foundation Solutions can provide the expertise and services needed. The need for foundation repairs are usually a result of poor soil conditions, requiring a pier or pile system which will provide the necessary support and stabilization. Carolina Foundation Solutions specializes in the installation of CHANCE Underpinning Helical Piers and ATLAS Resistance Piers. Both the helical piers and resistance pier systems can be installed on sites where access is limited. The installation process is quick, creates little to no spoils, and provides immediate results. Carolina Foundation Solutions takes pride in providing the most effective, most cost efficient, and most reliable methods of underpinning to ensure that the proper support and stabilization is provided.

Foundation Protection

Construction within close proximity of an existing structure often requires excavation or disturbance of the supporting soils of the existing structure. To minimize or eliminate damage and disturbance to the existing structure, it is important to properly protect and support the existing foundation. Carolina Foundation Solutions has an extensive resume of providing such solutions, especially through the use of installing CHANCE Underpinning Helical Piers and ATLAS Resistance Piers.

PRODUCT SOLUTIONS AND APPLICATIONS BY CAROLINA FOUNDATION SOLUTIONS

ATLAS RESISTANCE PIERS

The installation of resistance piers is a proven method of repairing foundations which have experienced settlement and/or providing support, protection, and stabilization for existing structures. Resistance piers transfer the weight of the structure from the base of the foundation (the footing) down to a layer of suitable load bearing soils.

Expansive soils, high water tables, and/or poor fill material are just some of the conditions which can be encountered and that can be considered as inadequate for supporting the weight of a structure. These conditions often result in settlement or movement within existing structures and require the need for underpinning systems. Additions and excavations adjacent to the foundations of existing structures also often require the need for underpinning systems. The installation of ATLAS Resistance Piers is a superior solution for such underpinning needs.

ATLAS™ Resistance Piers are hydraulically pushed pipe segments used to support and stabilize existing structures. The ATLAS™ Resistance Push Pier System utilizes the weight of the structure as its reaction system to drive or push the pipe pier sections into the soil. The process of installing the ATLAS Resistance Piers effectively load tests each pier prior to lift and provides a measured Factor of Safety on each pier at lift.

Advantages to ATLAS Resistance Piers:

  • Installed with small portable equipment, which allows for installation where access is limited
  • Immediate loading = immediate results
  • Piers are individually load-tested during installation
  • Installs in any weather conditions
  • No spoils created
  • No vibrations

Common Applications:

  • Repairs & Underpinning for Existing Foundations
  • Protection / Support for Existing Structures

Carolina Foundation Solutions specializes in the installation of resistance piers. Carolina Foundation Solutions is a certified CHANCE / ATLAS Installer and takes pride in using the best materials and providing the best solutions in the industry. For any projects that may require underpinning systems, please feel free to contact us.

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CHANCE HELICAL UNDERPINNING PIERS

The installation of underpinning helical piers is a proven method of repairing foundations which have experienced settlement and/or providing support, protection, and stabilization for existing structures. Underpinning helical piers transfer the weight of the structure from the base of the foundation (the footing) down to a layer of suitable load bearing soils.

Expansive soils, high water tables, and/or poor fill material are just some of the conditions which can be encountered and that can be considered as inadequate for supporting the weight of a structure. These conditions often result in settlement or movement within existing structures and require the need for underpinning systems. Additions and excavations adjacent to the foundations of existing structures also often require the need for underpinning systems. The installation of CHANCE Helical Underpinning Piers is a superior solution and simply presents advantages and benefits that the other underpinning systems cannot. CHANCE Helical Underpinning Piers utilize instant torque-to-capacity feedback as a built-in means of quality control that eliminates uncertainty for engineers and contractors, providing quality throughout the project.

Advantages of CHANCE® Helical Underpinning Piers:

  • Low mobilization costs
  • Installed with small equipment
  • Fast installation
  • Installs in any weather conditions
  • Allows for immediate loading, no waiting for concrete to cure
  • No spoils created
  • No vibration
  • Quality control – field measurable torque
  • Consists of hot dipped galvanized recycled steel, made in the USA
  • Consists of products that are ICC-ES Certified

Therefore…

  • There is no need to plan for the mobilization of large equipment.
  • There is no need to move around or haul off spoils.
  • There will be no need to wait for perfect weather conditions to pour concrete.
  • There will be no need to wait for concrete to cure.
  • There will be no second guessing or additional and extensive testing required to confirm the piles have reached the proper depth and are capable of supporting the specified weight.
  • The helical piles are environmentally safe.

Carolina Foundation Solutions specializes in the installation of underpinning helical piers. Since 1912, CHANCE has been manufacturing the most trusted and most used helical pile/pier/anchor systems in the world. Carolina Foundation Solutions is a certified CHANCE Installer and takes pride in using the best materials and providing the best solutions in the industry. For any projects that may require underpinning systems, please feel free to contact us.

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Call Carolina Foundation Solutions for the best team of foundation and structural repair and construction experts available to any business owner in the Carolinas! GIVE US A CALL: 1-877-770-7050

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Advantages

Why Choose CFS?

  • We are family owned and operated, local to the Carolinas.
  • Over 100 years combined experience performing foundation repairs.
  • We are a licensed General Contractor in North Carolina and South Carolina.
  • We are the premier certified installer for CHANCE and Atlas. CHANCE the oldest, most trusted, most used helical pier products in the world.
  • A+ Rating with BBB for 12 straight years
  • Recipient of Angie’s List Super Service Award – 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015
  • Foundation Technologies, Inc. Dealer of the Year - 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015

For more information about CHANCE helical pier products visit: www.abchance.com

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