Foundation Repair for St. Clair & Macomb County, MI
Sinking foundations, cracked and buckled walls, and uneven floors are common problems when unstable soil settles. Maintain the stability of your home's foundation with the all-in-one foundation repair service from Ted Rattee Foundation Repair and Waterproofing Solutions. We are always happy to discuss your foundation maintenance requirements, so be sure to contact us today to consult with a member of our team.
Helical Pier System
Installed by a Certified "CHANCE" Helical Pier Foundation Specialist, this type of system gives you advantages similar to concrete without the drawbacks you would get from drilled shafts or driven piles. An end bearing Helical Pier is driven down to a certain amount of pressure and at that point we use it to lift or stabilize the home in soils that are questionable. This system is designed to support any load and can be quickly installed using minimal construction equipment and requires no cure time.
Each project has unique factors that determine the most acceptable foundation system. Projects requiring deep foundations due to poor subsurface soil are commonly treated with screw piles. Screw piles are designed as deep-end bearing piles that transfer loads to competent load-bearing strata. Screw anchors can supplement or replace existing foundations distressed from settlement, cracking, heaving, or structural failure.
Advantages over Other Deep Foundation Systems:
It Eliminates High Mobilization Costs Associated with Driven Piles, Drilled Shafts, or Auger-Cast Piles
Screw Piles Don't Require Spoils to Be Removed
For Flowable Sands, Soft Clays, and Organic Soils, Most Of The Time No Casings Are Required
Ease of Installation
For flooded and/or poor surface conditions, installation only requires a mini excavator and the drive head. These systems can be installed with handheld installers. Surfaces vary, but typical depth is 15 feet. Active portion of screw anchors are well below this. Only the shaft is affected by the expansive soils. Since screw anchors have much smaller shafts than driven piles or auger-cast piles, the uplift forces on the anchors are much smaller.
Foundation Wall Anchors
Wall anchors restrain movement in foundation walls. Through a hole drilled in the wall, a rod threads into an anchor plate into the soil bank. A plate and nut secure the rod. Use this system to either stabilize or straighten failing walls. Screw anchors can be installed in interior spaces with handheld installers, and unlike driven piles, they are vibration-free. Auger-cast piles disturb the soil, undermining existing foundations; screw anchors do no disturb existing conditions.
Maintain a sturdy foundation for your home with our foundation repair services in St. Clair, Macomb, Sanillac and surrounding counties.