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Foundation Repair for a Three Story Home

Project Manager: Dave Cummings

Job Purpose: Foundation stabilization

A Homeowner called Kent Foundation Repair in need of a foundation repair. The 3-story home’s columns were not properly supported and needed repair. The initial evidence indicated the columns were supporting the overhanging second and third stories. The columns were also sliding away from the house because it was so close to the edge of the hill.

The plan called for vertically supporting the columns with 6 helical piers and using 3 tiebacks to stop the columns from “skiing”. As the column foundation supports were exposed, it was evident that the footers had dropped so much that the columns were unsupported. That observation demonstrated that the footing of the first floor was settling also.

This required a redesign to 11 vertical piers that would provide additional support for the inner footing and columns. We also added one tieback for the most at risk column. The vertical piers terminated at 25 feet and the back at 15 feet. No lift was attempted because any movement of the house would affect the remodeled area, such as new kitchen cabinetry, etc.

The very pleased home owner now has a stable home in which he can have total confidence.


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