Crawlspace Encapsulation and Push Pier Installation in East Memphis
This job story is a two- for- one!! After Tracey Y. noticed the steel plate, which her back porch sits upon, had been settling, she decided to give Redeemers Group a call. After a thorough inspection had been completed, the inspector noticed that the front left and back corners of the house were also settling, with the concrete under the porch settling as well. Redeemers Group was more than happy to help and decided the best plan of action would be to encapsulate the dirty, moldy, basement, then complete the foundation work.
The Redeemers started with a CleanSpace crawlspace encapsulation. The CleanSpace® Crawl Space Encapsulation System addresses each of the main threats to a crawl space: outside air, excess moisture, water, mold, and pests. The next step was the installation of Push Piers. Push piers lift and stabilize commercial foundations to provide a permanent solution. The Push Pier System utilizes high-strength round steel tubes and a load transfer bracket (retrofit foundation repair bracket) to stabilize and/or lift sinking or settling foundations. The foundation bracket is secured against the existing footing and pier sections are driven hydraulically through the foundation bracket and into the soil below using the combined structural weight and any contributory soil load as resistance. Pier sections are continuously driven until a suitable load-bearing stratum is encountered. At that point, the structure either begins to lift or the target pressure/load is achieved.
After speaking with Jed, the lead foreman on the job, I was informed that if you were to enter the interior of the house, you could physically feel the house sloping down. As you would walk across the home, you would go almost downhill, which is a very noticeable problem. The Redeemers were able to complete both aspects of the job, both the crawlspace encapsulation and the push pier installation, without a hitch!! Tracey Y. can now rest easy in her home!!!