This repeat customer noticed their foundation leaking, and since Hughes Construction had done some work on this house for the previous homeowner, they called us. Our solution for this particular problem was to excavate approximately ten yards of soil, and seal the foundation wall from the outside with HML 5000. The HML 5000 is a liquid rubber foundation sealant. To gain access to the excavation site for the mini excavator we had to remove a fence post and three rails. Once the entire exposed portion of the wall was excavated and sealed we back filled the foundation in twelve inch compacted lifts. We then brought in topsoil, graded it to slope away from the house, and finished the project with seed and straw, as well as replacing the fence post and rails.
At Hughes Construction we strive to stay up to date with todays latest and greatest technologies when it comes to the construction field. This year we headed out to Las Vegas for the World of Concrete 2013 convention. Attending this convention allows us to not only maintain relationships with vendors we use, but also test their products. At this convention, hundreds of vendors from around the country come to show off their newest products. These vendor's products range anywhere from safety gear to large excavation equipment. The pictures below show some of the vendors and equipment featured at the World of Concrete 2013.
This repeat customer noticed a crack that started to leak and called Hughes Construction to come out and fix the leak. For this actively leaking crack we decided to implement one of our newer polyurethane foam injection systems that we’ve recently invested in. This newer process enables us to stop actively leaking cracks or cracks that occasionally leak without having to seal the surface of the crack. For this process, we used materials provided from Prime Resins.
After noticing some cracks in their foundation the homeowner hired Michael Montgomery from Buyers Protection Group to design a solution for the foundation repair. Hughes Construction Company was then contracted to perform the engineered design. The specifications called for seventy seven lineal feet of structural epoxy injection, with the materials being provided by Prime Resins.
A new homeowner contracted Hughes Construction to install seventy two steel angles around the perimeter of the foundation, which attach the foundation wall to the floor joists. As well as inject over one hundred twenty five lineal feet of foundation crack with structural epoxy material provided by Prime Resins, and insert thirty six staples into the cracks for steel reinforcement. A large portion of the cracks and staples were located in a small crawl space. In order to install the steel angles in some areas of the basement we had to remove a portion of ductwork. We then resealed the duct with the proper tape to reduce air loss and reinstalled it. The electrical panel backer board needed to be pulled back to get access to a crack that needed to be injected and stapled. We reinstalled the backer board using pressure treated wood. The design for this project was engineered by Michael Montgomery from Buyers Protection Group.
This homeowner had multiple foundation cracks around the side and back of the house, and hired Michael Montgomery from Buyers Protection Group to conduct an inspection. The foundation and cracks were exposed due to the grade of the yard. Hughes Construction was contracted to inject twenty four lineal feet of foundation crack with structural epoxy, including stapling each crack with steel reinforcement. On the back right corner of the house, we had to cut out eleven sections and drill holes to insert hooked rebar into the wall. Since the foundation was exposed we could inject from the outside and just seal up the inside of the cracks. Once the cracks were sealed on both sides of the wall we injected with structural epoxy materials provided by Prime Resins.
This previous customer noticed a crack in her foundation wall that was leaking and wanted Hughes Construction Company to inject the crack to stop the leak. The home owner also wanted us to replace her outdated concrete laundry sink with a new plastic one, including a new faucet. To be able to inject the crack, we had to first remove the concrete sink. Due to the weight and size of the old concrete sink, we had to break it up to remove it. We then injected the leaking crack with materials provided by Prime Resins.
After this homeowner noticed some cracks in the foundation of the house and had an engineer from Buyers Protection Group come out and inspect the cracks. Hughes Construction Company was hired to perform the work for the foundation repair. Per the engineer’s specifications, we were to install steel angles all along the perimeter of the house, attaching the floor joist to the concrete foundation walls to keep the walls from pushing in further. These angles were installed on the entire perimeter of the house except for one wall. On the foundation wall that did not receive the steel angles, we installed 3 steel beams that were bolted to the foundation footer as well as attached to the floor joist to keep the wall from bowing in further. Since the floor joists only run one direction we had to install blocking to be able to attach some of the angles and the 3 beams at the top of the wall. To repair the cracks in the foundation walls we injected over 100 lineal feet of structural epoxy materials that were provided by Prime Resins.
After noticing cracks in the foundation walls, the brick outside, and sprawling rebar in the ceiling, an engineer from Buyers Protection Group was called out to inspect the home. The homeowner then contacted and hired Hughes Construction Company to perform the foundation repair. The engineer discovered that the front of the house as well as the front patio attached to the house was sinking. The engineer called for ten under pinning piers to be placed under the footer of the house. The engineer also called for the front of the house to be jacked up to counteract the sinking, 47 lineal feet of structural epoxy injections, and stapling of the cracks in the walls. Hughes Construction Company started off the project by jack hammering the floor in 3 separate sections for the piers that were going to be installed from the inside; each section for the piers was 3’ x 4’. Hughes Construction then dug out each 3’ x 4’ section as well as cutting underneath the footer of the foundation. To install the additional 7 underpinning piers Hughes Construction had to excavate the front of the house along the foundation of the patio as well as the two sides of the house down to the bottom of the footer. Hughes Construction then dug out 7 pockets for the piers to be placed from the outside. The next step for this project was to pour concrete foundations in the pockets for the piers to be able to jack up the foundation. Hughes Construction used Central Ready Mix and Buckeye Concrete Pumping for this initial pour.
Hughes Construction then proceeded to jack up on the front of the house and patio foundations and poured concrete again in the pockets, using Central Ready Mix and Buckeye Concrete Pumping for this pour as well. The second concrete pour was used to keep the foundation in place. Once the second concrete pour was in place the exterior foundation walls were sealed and Hughes Construction Company backfilled the foundation in compacted lifts. Then Hughes Construction injected 47 lineal feet of foundation crack along with stapling the major cracks with rebar as well as repairing the sprawling rebar in the ceiling with materials provided by Prime Resins. Hughes Construction Company had removed the existing sidewalk and front step to proceed with the excavation, once the backfill was complete we formed up the new sidewalk and front step and put down a compacted gravel base. Hughes Construction Company then poured concrete for the new sidewalk and front step. Finally, Hughes Construction re-graded the yard and put down topsoil, seed, and straw to finish off the project.
Hughes Construction was hired to tear out and replace an existing driveway, culvert, back patio, and front patio with walkway. The existing driveway consisted of concrete that was heaving and cracked in multiple places as well as sinking next to the entrance of the garage. To keep a uniform look the home owner wanted the front patio and walkway torn out and replaced at the same time as the driveway. The back patio consisted of a small concrete patio with a step up to a wooden deck. The concrete portion of the back patio was cracked in multiple places, and the wooden deck portion was to be to torn off. For the deck portion of the back patio, the home owner wanted it to be replaced with concrete to create one continuous patio. To first tear out the front patio we had to shore up the small roof that was above the patio which was supported by one column and two adjacent walls. Then jack hammered the front patio and walkway. The homeowner also wanted the culvert near the end of the driveway replaced to make it longer on either side for better water flow and also not so steep of a drop off from the driveway.
For this particular project we used Class C concrete and poured the entire project all at the same time, which ended up being a fairly large pour. We poured the concrete all at once to save on multiple rental costs among others that would be incurred; the equipment rentals for this project were provided by Art’s Rental. Hughes Construction has the ability to do large concrete pours at once as well as different finishes, for instance, we used a trowel finish on the back patio and a unique expanded ribbon finish on the driveway, front patio, and walkway. The Class C concrete for this project was provided by Central Ready Mix.