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Case Studies: Slab Pier in Warner Robins, GA

Monday, October 15th, 2012 by Nancy Videon

Challenge

This single family home was constructed in 2003 with masonry (brick). The front patio consisted of an exposed, floating concrete pad with the brick face of the home laying on top of the patio slab, without continuous support to the footer. The weight of the brick, combined with water saturating the dirt base underneath, caused settlement along the house. Although the actual house foundation was not affected, the brick face and patio slab were sinking.

Horizontal cracks were observed in the exterior brick, gaps under the door frame, the brick face was pulling away from the home, and the patio slab was sinking.

Solution

Lowcountry Basement Systems installed seven (7) Slab Pier Brackets to permanently stabilize and lift the settled area of the home. Pier depths ranged from about 4 ft. to 13 ft. On average, piers were driven to 1800 psi. Installation resulted in the cracks closing in the exterior brick and around the door frame. The settled slab was lifted back toward its original elevation.

The project was completed within one (1) day and the area was cleaned and left in excellent condition.

Project Summary

Inspector: Robert Videon

Project Foreman: Russell Hester

About the author
Nancy Videon lives in the Savannah area and is the co-owner of Lowcountry Basement Systems, along with her husband Robert. Nancy is an expert in basement, foundation, and crawl space problems and solutions of all types. She also serves as the CFO and manages the office at the company.

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