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Dixie National Forest Service Office, Cedar City, UT

ECP Steel Piers™Standard Model 350 Earth Contact Products’ Steel Piers™ were selected to support and restore this office building after the owner determined that the entire structure had settled between 1/8 inch and 3-5/8 inches. The settlement was most likely caused by consolidation of fill soil on the lot. Merit Structures and Restoration Company from…

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New Foundation & Structural Floor Stabilizes Residence Broomfield, Colorado

ECP Steel Piers™ Standard Model 350 The engineer called for a complete rebuild of the foundation and basement floor system for this unstable upscale residence. The house was built upon expansive soil using shallow concrete caissons. The extensive renovation consisted of installing 65 steel piers inside the basement, excavating soil from the basement area, disconnecting…

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Voids and Failing Soil Found Under A Refinery Heater Foundation

ECP Steel Piers™ Model 350-WM Earth Contact Products’Steel Piers™ were selected to support a process heating unit at a major refinery after ground penetrating radar discovered significant voids and saturated subsurface soil conditions near the foundation. Subsequent investigatory work reported a leaking water line adjacent to the unit. The owner determined that the entire 2,288,000…

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Dixie National Forest Service Offices, Cedar City, UT

ECP Steel Piers™ Standard Model 350   Earth Contact Products’ Steel Piers™ were selected to support and restore this office building after the owner determined that the entire structure had settled between 1/8 inch and 3-5/8 inches. The settlement was most likely caused by consolidation of fill soil on the lot. Merit Structures and Restoration…

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Expansive Soils Cause Bowing Walls

EXPANDING SOIL FROM HEAVY RAINFALL CAN WREAK HAVOC ON FOUNDATIONS The saturated soil around your foundation can place a great deal of pressure on your basement walls causing them to bow in. This pressure varies based on the types of soil that are present, how much moisture is in the soil, and how tall your…

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