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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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Permanent Shoring Solutions

Permanent shoring is just what it says, shoring that is meant to permanently stay in place. Temporary shoring is usually just implemented during construction or repair to hold something in place until the structure is complete. Permanent shoring remains as part of the construction. Permanent Shoring Methodologies There are several ways to go about implementing…

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Product Highlights: ECP 350 Series Piers

Why We Use ECP 350 Series Piers for Underpinning in PA Due to clay soils in Pittsburgh, settlement is a common issue. Expanding clays, soil erosion, weak soils, and drought-like conditions are usually the culprit. Without foundation assessment, the situation can get worse over time causing wall and foundation cracks. One case history involved the…

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Common Commercial Structural Problems

Structural Problems in Commercial Buildings It is important to have your commercial building level and structurally strong. That is why it is important to know what to look for that may indicate that the foundation of your commercial building may be in need of repair. When you look around the building, look for some of…

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