Foundation Repair Case Studies: Hartford, IN Home Stabilized after Foundation Settles
The homeowners of this Hartford, KY home had noticed their home seemed to be losing elevation in the back corner. This was a problem, especially as the situation worsened and began cracking the tile in the bathroom located in that area. They noticed that the bathtub was not properly draining anymore. They called Damon at Healthy Spaces to have their foundation evaluated. Damon did a thorough elevation survey and found that the corner had sunken over 2" and that the rest of the home was uneven as well! They elected to have the entire home piered to stop any foundation movement.
The installation team arrived on site on Monday and began excavating the back corner area first to install the push piers. A challenge arose during excavation where the installation team found concrete pylons, an outdated form of foundation stabilization, under the brick foundation.
In some cases, the pylons will need to be clipped and chipped out to install the rugged push pier brackets. In other cases, the pylons will need to be clipped and the piers will be shifted over slightly to keep the project within the safety factors determined by the engineer.
Project Manager: Damon Cheatham
Project Foreman: Steven Joseph, JR
Here is the first concrete pylon the installation team discovered.
Here, you can see the pylon and the blue pier marker above it and a second blue mark to the left, where the engineer has recommended that the pier be installed instead.
Here is where the team has clipped a pylon in preparation to remove it because a pier MUST be installed in this location.
Here is the pylon as the installation team is jack hammering it out of position to install a pier bracket.