The homeowner of this property wished to replace a failing lally column in their garage. The existing column was corroding and effecting the integrity of the structural beam up above. Erickson Foundation Supportworks replaced it with a SmartJack. In this view, the concrete around the base is still curing, and the surface will still be smoothed out.
This early 20th century home in Concord, NH was originally built on large, loose field stone. Over the years, cinder blocks were added, beams were repaired, and temporary columns were placed throughout the basement space to assist in stabilizing the sinking floors.
Overtime, the floors and beams of the home settled and needed a more permanent solution to fix the problem. We installed 9 SmartJacks and some steel I-beams to strengthen the sagging floor and lift it back up a bit. This is a much more permanent solution with a 10 year warranty.
This older brick column was failing, causing the beam and floor above to sag more and more over the years. It was also a large, bulky obstacle at the bottom of the basement steps. The brick columb was replaced with a stable SmartJack, cleaner looking and offering long lasting support.