Michael's window well was practically non-existant. It was unsafe and also extremely old. After much consideration Michael decided to replace it with a safer, and larger window well that would serve has a better emergency exit. He called Peak Structural and quickly thereafter the crew was out to install the new window well. In the pictures you can see the difference a change in window wells has made of Michael's home.
Expansive soils in Littleton have caused a 7 inch foundation settlement or movement at this home. The before photo shows one of many pier installations necessary to stabilize and lift this area of the foundation back to its original position. First, pier sites are strategically placed along the foundation either on the inside or the outside of the foundation or a combination of both is used as well. Holes are dug down to the footer. Then, the work begins as the crew installs a heavy-duty steel bracket below and against the foundation's footing. Next, a heavy duty steel external sleeve is put in place. This patented sleeve resists bending forces that can cause kinking, buckling and rotating of the steel shaft common during pier installations. This steel sleeve adds extra steel where it is needed most - directly beneath the foundation bracket. It is very effective and efficient as it guides the angle at which the pier is being installed. Each pier is hydraulically driven down to bedrock or stable soil. Once all the piers are in place, the weight of the home is transferred from our unstable soils here in the Denver area to the bedrock or stable soil deep below. Finally, the crew attempts to lift the home back to its original position. This lift of 7 inches was skillfully and painstakingly done in several minute adjustments. Peak's crew ecourages the homeowner to be present during the lift process. Once everything is completed, we bury the piers. The house is permanently stabilized. The after photo shows the excellent clean up and workmanship detail. Need our expert team? Contact Peak Structural. We’re located at 600 17th St. Suite 2800 South, Denver, CO 80202. You can contact us at: 303 243 3028 or http://www.peakstructural.com/ Like us at www.facebook.com/peakstructural or connect with us on twitter: #PeakStructural
Geo Lock Wall Anchors were used to help straighten a retaining wall that is beginning to bow. The anchors will stabilize the wall and provide the support strong enough to help bring the wall back to its original position.
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Patricia owns a lovely home in Denver, CO that had several cracks showing on her basement walls. Wanting to consult with an expert to make sure this wasn’t a major issue, she scheduled a free estimate with Peak Structural. One of our expert design specialists was sent to her home to conduct a thorough evaluation of the home. Unfortunately, the cracks in the walls were not a minor issue. They were a sign that the foundation of Patricia’s home was settling. As the best solution, the expert recommended that she have nine helical piers installed along the perimeter of her home. With the piers installed, the home will be fully supported and stabilized, meaning the home will settle no more! Happy with the result and knowing that her home is now safe and secure, Patricia can rest assured that her foundation is stable.
Bethany recently decided to sell her rental property in Denver, CO. To make it attractive to home buyers, she knew someone had to fix the large cracks in her walls. She called Peak Structural Inc. to schedule a free, thorough inspection of the home and its foundation. The expert design specialist found that the home had shifted over the years due to soil movement. The highly expansive soil on which her home was built had pushed in one wall, causing it to bow and crack. The expert suggested that she secure the wall using the Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System. The unique ability of the Geo-Lock Wall Anchor System to tighten over time and straighten the wall makes it the best solution for her bowing wall. After installation, Bethany felt relief knowing the wall repairs on her home instantly added equity to her home. Now that she has secured the walls, she is happy to put the home on the market, knowing she can sell her home at full price.
Oftentimes, neighborhoods and homes are built in areas with problem soil. In the Littleton area of Denver, CO, high attributes of "Bentonite" clay are rampant in many of these neighborhoods, causing extreme movement to the homes.
Susan Huff decided it was time to do something about her leaning wall. She contacted Peak Structural for a full inspection of her home, in hopes of stopping her leaning wall for good. And that's exactly what she got. Design Specialist Eric Shippert diagnosed her the problem and designed a repair plan that will last for years to come.
The FSI Geo-Lock Wall Anchor system was installed to Susan's two leaning walls, giving her the ability to not only permanently stabilize her leaning wall, but to straighten it back into an upright position. After excavating around the perimeter, and using hydraulics to lift the structure of the home off of the foundation wall, the Geo-Lock Anchors then are tightened until the wall is back in place.
Susan can now be in her basement without fear of any further inward movement of her Wall!