Helical piles help homeowners in a variety of ways. The AB Chance Foundation System we use is very versatile and can be used in new construction, renovations, sagging, cracking – the list goes on and on! On this job, we see that helical piles solve settlement issues during a home renovation.
This house has three distinct sections: a 2-story main house with 1-story wings on each side. The homeowner wanted to add on to the house with a second story on the wing sides. To save on costs, the homeowner creatively and wisely had the roof structure to each 1-story section removed and set aside to be returned with the additions were complete. (It is amazing to work with other contractors in situations like this and see how all of our expertise comes together to complete a project in the best way possible for the homeowner! We did not remove the roof structure, but it sure was neat to see.)
The garage sits on one of the 1-story sides. It was discovered during initial construction that the slab underneath the garage had settled 4 inches over time. With the addition of another story and therefore increased dead load, the garage would continue to settle unless some repairs were done. Enter Reynolds Contracting! We were contracted to underpin and lift the slab using helical piles, which would correct the previous settlement and prevent any further settlement from happening in the future.
As the AB Chance Certified Dealer in Central Virginia, we are expertly trained and highly qualified to use quality materials and perform exceptional installation on each job. As we have seen many times, helical piles solve settlement issues, reducing costs and preventing further damage in the long-run. Every situation is unique, but thankfully these solutions can be used in a variety of ways. Let us help you solve your foundation concerns. Contact us today 434-293-6724 for an estimate!