This is what the supports looked like before SmartJacks were installed.
Example of a temporary support post along with brick and wooden supports.
A small metal pole is being used as a support.
After mapping out where each SmartJack will go you must dig holes for each footing.The crew has to fill the holes with engineered fill so that the weight of the SmartJack is holding is equally distributed.
After the hole was dug to the desired depth they fill the hole with the engineered fill to support the footing.
The team will repour concrete to seal up the hole and make sure the footing won't ever move.
The top of the SmartJack is secured to the beam it is supporting and the height of the SmartJack can be adjusted by tightening or loosening that nut just below where the SmartJack was secured.
This homeowner in Groveland, Massachusetts had a home inspector come to their house because they were hoping to sell their home. The home inspector noticed some of the supports in the basement were unstable. So, the homeowner reached out to Erickson Foundation Supportworks to hear about the options of SmartJacks for their basement.
Jason Furrey was the Design Specialist that went out to the house and looked at the support situation to come up with a plan. He noticed that some of the supports were temporary and others were easily moveable. Scott Crandall was the Team Lead on this project. Scott and his team successfully installed all the SmartJacks and stabilized the homeowners floor.
The homeowners were happy with the installation of the SmartJacks are now able to sell their home.
In the photo gallery, the photos will show what the basement looked like before, during, and after the SmartJacks were installed.