Foundation Repair Photo Album: Supports in Basement Need to be Replaced, Hollis, NH
A homeowner in Hollis, New Hampshire was beginning the process of installing an inground pool in their backyard. During the backyard excavation, they removed a set of stairs against the foundation wall. Behind that set of stairs brought up potential concerns about the foundation wall. To ensure the foundation wall was secured, they called EFS for a free inspection. Our Design Specialist Victor inspected the foundation of the home to reveal nothing of major concern, but when the homeowners were in the basement with Victor they mentioned they noticed a musty smell in the basement and they felt that the first floors have a bounce to them. Victor recommended installing 12 SmartJacks to replace the old supports and a SaniDry dehumidifier to eliminate the musty smell in the basement.
Our production team began by installing a SaniDry into the basement of the home to control the humidity in the basement. After the dehumidifier was set up the team began setting up our temporary posts around the basement so we could remove the old supports. The team, abiding by the drawing done by Victor, marked where each of the 12 SmartJacks will be installed. To install the SmartJacks, the team first had to excavate some dirt from the dirt floor so they can create a strong footing by mixing and pouring concrete into each of the holes they made. Once the concrete had been set, the team then placed the SmartJack footings over each concrete footing. The team made sure that each of the footings that we installed would have to be level before installing the rest of the SmartJack. After all of the footings were installed and leveled, the team then installed the support and the adjustable bracket to the main beam of the home. Once all of the supports and brackets were installed they used the adjustable bracket to make sure the floors were leveled above.
Old Basement Supports
The old wooden and temporary supports needed to be replaced.
The team removed some dirt from the dirt-floored basement. Then they filled each hole with concrete and surround it with engineered fill.
The team installed a total of 12 SmartJacks into the basement.