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The residence was built in 1975 in a rural setting in the SW Ontario countryside. In 1995, the homeowners decided to add living space to the rear of the main structure. The exterior of the addition was constructed of brick and was supported by a poured concrete foundation. Approximately thirteen (13) years after the construction, the homeowners began to notice signs of settlement on the addition, such as windows becoming difficult to open and close and both interior and exterior cracking. The addition appeared to have settled over 1.5 inches away from the rest of the home.
Advanced Basement Systems installed a total of eleven (11) Foundation Supportworks Model 288 Push Piers along the perimeter of the addition, the two side walls supported most of the weight of the structure. Therefore, three (3) piers were installed on the rear wall and four (4) piers were installed on each of the two side walls. The piers were installed to ultimate capacities of over 40,000 pounds, effectively stabilizing the home's foundation. The installation was extremely effective in not only stabilizing the structure, but also lifting the foundation back to its original position. The customers were 'extremely pleased' with the results as well as the efficiency and cleanliness of the Advanced Basement Systems crew.
Engineering Firm: GS Engineering Consultants