Your home is one of your most valued investments and the condition of any foundation is extremely important. Foundation problems such as settling or cracks on interior or exterior walls of concrete slab house, or termite or water damaged sills, joists or piers for wood frame houses, these problems are caused by different factors , but these issues will if not addressed, lead to other structural problems and can wind up costing much more as the damage only get's worst, don't wait until then, give us a call today.
for a free site visit & expert evaluation of the foundation , call now !
We Americans love our old historic homes especially here in the South, they have such great architectural history and remind us the unique culture of our Historic Districts. However, anyone that owns an Historic Home understands that they require a good deal of attention and maintenance to keep the majesty of the home . Here at FRL, we offer a Foundation Repair Service of Historic Pier & Beam Homes, from damaged Sills , repairing old brick piers, changing out water or termite damage floor joists under the structure or around decks and porches ,and we rebuild decorative railings columns too.
With over 20 years of renovating , remodeling, building additions, and repairing these beautiful old historic homes from the foundation to the Brick chimney , we can assure a homeowner of the best quality workmanship , using only the correct materials. We work with Architects, Engineers ,and Designers to turn that old gem into a beautifully and professionally restored Historic Home , just the way it was a century ago !!
This is an excellent alternative to laying new 8" CMU block. Cripple Walls are short 2x8 / 2x6 short stud walls, framed with treated materials. They are sheeted on the exterior with treated plywood, making it easy to finish with vinyl, cement siding, paint or stucco. This wall is framed on top of your existing foundation due to the wood frame design. This greatly lessens the weight of the wall, thus allowing you to reuse your foundation. An engineer review will be required to determine final design of the cripple wall.
Foundation Repair Louisiana works with many different foundation designs based on your flood zone; X – AE – Floodway – Coastal A & V Zone.
Depending on soil and building conditions, we can install the following foundation systems:
• Enclosed Foundation Design for X & AE Flood Area
• CMU Block Wall Foundation
• Pour Concrete Wall Foundation
• Cripple or Framed Pressure Treated Foundation Wall
Note: depending on footing and soil conditions some foundations can be built back onto existing foundations to lower cost.
Open Foundation Design – Floodway – Coastal A – V Zone
CMU Pilaster Column 16" x 16” pump with concrete solid
16” x 16” Pour Concrete Column
FRL Foundations & Elevation Experienced Home Mitigation Team is here to help with all your Home and Business Elevation needs!
When FRL installs your Helicals, we will supply a Quality Assurance Report that entails the following:
Name of certified installer, pile installation diagram, installation equipment, torque indicator, installation notes, obstructions, plumbness, final torque, total length and final elevation of Plate Cap.
The CANTSINK Helical Pile System is a Segmented Deep Foundation System with Helical Bearing Plates welded to a central shaft. Load is transferred from the shaft to the soil through Helical Bearing Plates. As A result of their true Helical shape, the Helices do not auger into the soil but rather screw into it with minimal disturbance.
The first section, called the lead section, contains the Helical Plates. The lead section can consist of one to four Helices. If required, additional Helices can be added with the use of helical extensions. Plain extensions are then added until the lead section penetrates the bearing strata and the necessary or appropriate torque is achieved. The true Helix Geometry of each Steel Bearing Plate minimizes soil disturbance during installation.
FRL install Cantsink piles in many applications:
• House Elevation Foundation
• New Construction Foundation
• Underpin Exiting Foundation
• Foundation Repair
• Structural Supports
• Elevator Shaft Pits
• V Zone Foundations
• Sub and Deep Foundation Piles
• Tie Backs
FRL Foundations & Elevation’s Masonry Pilaster Column Open Column Design uses 16"x 16″ Masonry Pilaster Blocks, stacked and laid on top of each other to the required height. They have a 12" x 12" center core that gets pumped full of concrete after the masonry joints have cured. They include 4 #7 vertical rebar cages that lock into the grade beams. Many times a Helical is installed under the column as a Sub Pile. This System allows for different stringer options; 2x10, 2x12, Power Beams (all pressure treated), single or double beams. FRL Foundations and Elevation system pours the stringers into the columns as one unit, tying the system form and the subfloor to the sub pile as one unit.
In Foundations and Elevation projects, we often use Concrete Columns, which allows for Open Column Foundation Design and uses sizes; 12” x 12” / 16"x16″ / 18”x18” with 4 to 8 #7 vertical rebar cages that lock into the grade beams. Many times a Helical Pile is installed under the column as a Sub Pile. This System allows for different Girder or Stringer options; 2x10, 2x12, LVL Power Beams (all pressure treated), single or double beams. Of course the foundation that FRL will build are based on a Licensed Structural Engineer Plans. Our Foundations and Elevation system pours the stringers into the columns as one unit, tying the system form and the subfloor to the sub pile as one unit. This is the strongest column design we offer.
Usually, when this occurs your engineer has determined the existing foundation or soil conditions are unable to handle the loads without future settling or movement. FRL Foundations and Elevation will remove the entire foundation and rat slab if needed, dig new footings and pour a 12" x 24" with 3 #5 rebar, with #5 vertical on 32"- 48" centers. A new 8" reinforced concrete wall and new Smart Engineered Flood Vents will be installed as required.
Access areas will be left open to allow steel to be removed after the house is lowered. These areas will be closed up after steel and cribbing is removed. Final design will be determined by an engineer. We have an excellent, experienced, knowledgeable & Licensed Structural Engineer available for inspections and stamped Plans.
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