Foundation Repair Photo Album: Addition on Home is Starting to Settle, Billerica, MA
This homeowner in Billerica, Massachusetts had noticed that the floors in their addition were starting to sag. They have recently noticed some cracking in doorways and windows. They decided to call EFS for a free inspection.
Design Specialist Justin Wenners inspected the home. Justin found that the floors aren't sagging but slopping. The floors are sloping because the addition in the back of their home is sinking. Justin did some measuring around the foundation and found that one corner of the addition is sinking about 3". With the house sinking, the cracking in the doorways, windows, and the floors slopping confirms that the home is actively settling. Justin recommended installing 8 Push Piers to the addition of the home to ensure that the addition doesn't start pulling on the main section of the home.
Crew Lead Chris Tremblay and his team installed 8 Push Piers on the corner of the addition to permanently stabilize it.
Door Frame Cracks
The corners of some door frames and windows were cracking in the addition of the home.
Push Piers are Pushed
The Push Piers are pushed by a hydraulic press to 4000 PSI to stabilize the addition of the home.
Piers are Pushed to 4000 PSI
Once the Piers are at 4000 PSI the team cuts and caps the piers to lock them in place.
Piers are Covered
After all the piers are cut and capped the team covers them with soil.