Helicial Pier Installation
If you have ever seen a post hole digger on a tractor, you know what a helical pier looks like. A helical pier (or anchor or pile) is an extendable deep foundation system with helical bearing plates welded to a central steel shaft. Load is transferred from the shaft to the soil through these bearing plates. Helical piers are turned into the ground like a corkscrew. Once the desired depth and resistance (torque) are met, the pier is then bracketed to the center of your foundation wall. This transfers the weight of your home far below your foundation and out of the active, moving soil zone.
Installation can be done from the inside or outside of the foundation and can take as little as a day.
Helical pier sizing, specifications and placement are dictated by a licensed third party structural engineer. We are happy to refer you to one of the many engineers we work with every day.
Colorado Structural Repair proudly installs AB Chance Helical Piers and Accessories.
If you are thinking about installing piers to stabilize or lift your home, you should watch this video. It gives a detailed, straight up description of many of the products and ideas passed about in our industry.
Carbon Fiber Strapping & Reinforcement
There are many times that a wall has failed due to external pressure, poor moisture mitigation or age, sometimes to the point of complete failure. One option available is FRP; fiber reinforced plastics come in all shapes and sizes. In residential and small commercial settings, most often we use a 4″ or 12″ wide, carbon fiber or kevlar strap to provide lateral support the same way a brace does. The advantage to the FRP is that it has a very low profile and is applied very quickly.
We have a solid reputation for waterproofing. With origins in wetter climates and experience in commercial and residential waterproofing, we are skilled at all aspects of water mitigation and repellents. From hot tar damp-proofing application through foundation drains, we know it all. If your basement or concrete is damp, the cause could be the foundation. We proudly source the highest quality materials and offer one of Colorado’s only 5 YEAR DRAIN GUARANTEE!
Sump Pump & Internal French Drain
Nothing can be more annoying than water seeping into your basement. We have installed over ten thousand feet of perimeter style french drains and thousands of sump pumps, pits, alarms and back up systems. Whether you’re looking at drain tile, channel drain, “rock & sock” drains, intercept drains or any other internal basement water proofing method, we proudly source the highest quality materials and offer one of Colorado’s only 5 YEAR DRAIN GUARANTEE!
Structural Beam Replacement & Installation
Being a structural contractor, replacing beams, posts, pads etc is our bread and butter. We proudly offer a ten year warranty on all our structural beam installation.
Sizing, specifications and placement are dictated by a licensed third party structural engineer. We are happy to refer you to one of the many engineers we work with every day.
Wall Anchor/ Brace Installation
WHY DO WE USE IT?
Often pressure caused by expanding soil outside of a wall can push a wall inwards and result in bowing and cracking. One of the ways an engineer will address this is with wall anchors and or braces.
A wall anchor is a kit comprising of an interior plate, connection rod, and exterior plate. First, a trench or hole is dug in the area usually 12-15’ away from the failing wall. A 1” hole is then drilled through your concrete wall. Then a 3/4” steel rod is driven from your basement to the hole outside. The rod is secured on both ends with a plate, washer and nut and torqued per engineering specifications.
A wall brace is an engineered piece of steel channel or tube that is attached at the bottom of the failing wall and at the top of the interior framing structure (floor joists). These are usually used when there is not enough room available outside the wall to install an anchor solution.
Structural Concrete Encasement
Often, with age and varied weathering, walls made of concrete, rubble, stone or brick can deteriorate to the point of failure. This is especially dangerous if the wall is load bearing. The easiest solution can often be encasing the wall in new, structural concrete. By surrounding the current wall in reinforced concrete you can avoid the further problems associated with deterioration without having to pay the high cost of a new wall.
Concrete epoxy is a bonding agent that will harden to form a bond stronger than the concrete itself. We use a commercial grade concrete epoxy, applied via a port injection method to bond your foundation back to new. Mostly, concrete epoxy is used after a wall has been repaired and stabilized.
Masonry, Brick Repair, Retaining Walls
Colorado Structural Repair have over 15 years experience repairing and replacing various masonry structures. Services offered include tuck-pointing, wall parging, stucco repair, retaining walls, full brick refacing and replacement.
External Grading, Swales, Berms & Drains
Being experts in elevation is part of our business. Colorado Structural Repair understands the paths that water travel and the necessity of protecting your home. Be it a small grading job on your property or a major earth-moving project, we have the experience to get your home on solid, dry ground.