During a home inspection Buyers Protection Group discovered cracks on the foundation walls inside the garage as well as on a wing wall, outside. Hughes Construction Company was contracted to inject all the cracks using structural epoxy. The wing wall required Hughes Construction to excavate before injecting the crack. Our injection material was provided by Prime Resins. The excavation equipment was provided by Art’s Tool Rental.
During a remodel and an addition to their house the home owner found foundation cracks in their walls of the basement and also the garage. The homeowner found Hughes Construction Company on Angie’s List and contracted them to perform the necessary repairs. Michael Montgomery from Buyers Protection Group was the engineer on this project. The engineer’s specified repairs were to inject the foundation cracks, install 9 counterforts to prevent the wall from moving any further, and also to install a footer drain along the entire front and side of the house to relieve some of the hydrostatic pressure. Before Hughes Construction Company started the excavation we injected the foundation cracks with structural epoxy provided by Prime Resins. During the excavation, Hughes Construction Company discovered that the porch addition to the house (which housed the main entryway) was only supported by the house and two columns on the front of the addition. Buyers Protection Group specified that we install 3 foundation walls (one each on the front, left, and right sides) underneath the addition to further support it. Once the foundation walls were excavated we injected the cracks that were found on the outside of the walls with the material that was provided by Prime Resins. The lumber used on this project for the large amount of custom forms was provided by McCabe Lumber. For this project we poured the concrete in two phases. The concrete for this project was provided by Hilltop Basic Resources Inc. and was pumped by Buckeye Concrete Pumping Inc. In order to pour the foundation walls we had to use one sided forms. Once the repairs were completed and the footer drain installed, the foundation was sealed and insulation board installed. Hughes Construction compacted the soil in lifts as we backfilled to reduce the amount of settling. The equipment used to compact the soil was rented from Art’s Tool Rental.
The rear foundation wall of this structure was pushed into house almost seven inches, causing the deck to be supported by the brick only. The brick collapsed eventually causing the deck to collapse with it.
The Robert Becker Group engineered five counter forts to be placed on the exterior of the foundation wall. Once the wall was re-leveled and the supports were installed, it was re-sealed and a new footer drain was put in. The interior of this home recieved several steel supports as shown in the pictures. The masonry repair was done by Bruce Ryan’s Masonry Construction, after which a brand new deck manufactured by Azek was installed independently of the house.
Special thanks to the suppliers we utilized on this project; Hill top Concrete, Buckeye Concrete Pumping, Frederick Steel, E-Z Rental, and McCabe Lumber Company.
From the home owner:
“ It went extremely well. This was a traumatic incident and once I finally got the plan and the work began, I felt like the whole job was in very capable hands. Tyler Hughes, the owner was on sight all but one day of the entire job. He and his crew are very professional and polite – which was great considering how long I had to live with them. Tyler is educated in his field, and his education and experience were apparent. The job took longer than originally anticipated because of a LOT of rainy weather, but they did everything they could to stay on my job until it was completed. They arrived promptly every day and worked hard while they were here. The job required a lot of coordination and was handled in a very orderly manner. This was an expensive job, but the price was fair for the work. ”
(Report from Angie’s List)