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
Teri was experiencing settling in her foundation. She was afraid that if the problem was not fixed correctly than she would have to leave her home. Not wanting to move, Teri contacted Peak Structural to help her address her concerns.
After a thorough inspection, Peak Structural installed multiple SmartJacks, PowerBraces, and Push Piers. These two particular images show the installation of the Push Piers. Now Teri is no longer worried about her home and the thought of having to part ways with it.
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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!
Judy G. of Littleton, CO contacted Peak Structural for help with her settling foundation, after doing some online research. Judy decided to get 3 estimates on her foundation issue, and would go with the one she thought was best suited for her need.
Brandy Mahan met with Judy and performed the estimate; detailing each issue that was found, and made everything easy for Judy to understand. After receiving her written estimate, Judy decided to hire Peak Structural for the installation.
Crew Foreman Cameron Marques and his team of installers reset the I-Beam poles in Judy’s home; making sure to show her each step of the way what they were doing. Cameron and his crew made sure all clean-up was performed on the property, and Judy could not have been more pleased with her service!
She has said she was lucky to find Peak Structural. Due to her fair and accurate estimate, and the flawless installation, she will definitely recommend Peak Structural to anyone in the future in need of our services. Thank you for being a part of our Peak Family, Judy!
Dani G. has always loved her home, until she noticed her basement wall was beginning to lean. That's when she called Peak Structural to provide a free estimate.
Brandy came out to inspect the house and, as Dani suspected, there were forces causing the wall to lean. Brandy explained that this is a very typical situation here in Colorado, as the soils are expansive due to the constant wet and dry cycles, then got right to work on a solution unique to Dani's situation. Dani agreed that four Geo-Lock Wall Anchors would be the best fix for her concerns.
After one day's worth of installation, Dani can now rest easy knowing that her basement wall is secured with a lifetime warranty from Peak Structural.