A homeowner in Meriden, CT had a foundation that was cracked and settling, making the basement of the home very uneven. They called our Foundation Supportworks team at Connecticut Basement Systems to find a way to fix their big problems. After scheduling an appointment, one of our Sales Consultants, Gus Stozinic, drove to the home to visualize and understand the issues. He knew this would be a job for our Foreman Sergio Alves and Jacob Scott.
Eventually, it would be time to start the work. In order to install the push piers, a trench needed to be dug in the back of the house alongside the foundation. Once that was done, it would be time to begin push pier installation. These go below the footing of the foundation and are then steel pier sections that are hydraulically driven into the ground until they reach stable soil. Then the team would raise the foundation to ensure the house is no longer sagging and the cracks come together, but this is done slowly and carefully. Once the homeowner and Sergio were satisfied with the stabilization, the cracks were sealed on the outside and finally, it was time to backfill with soil. On the inside, the cracks were closed up, but sealed and waterproofed, and then CarbonArmor strips to strengthen and help stabilize the wall. Overall, this was a very large project, but the homeowner was very happy with the results, seeing her foundation was in great shape!