Clarke Basement Systems Case Studies: Northshore Drive

Friday, June 14th, 2013 by Chris Luke

Challenge

Homeowners built the home in 1987 and then originally noticed a bit of settlement in 1989. It seemed like their problem was over until in 2003 and in 2007 they noticed more cracks in the drywall and in foundation. They had just completed renovations including new siding, windows and new kitchen when they noticed more settlement again, more than likely caused by a few dry summers and clay soils in the area shrinking. They wanted it fixed so it did not get any worse. In all there was 1" of settlement that had occurred since home was built. They did not want to have there property dug up or their garage floor taken out to try and stabilize the footing as other companies had suggested.

Solution

Even though the basement was finished the homeowner decided it was better to just remove the walls in the basement rather then dig up around the outside of the house and have to remove part of their garage floor. Foundation Supportworks of Ontario installed 10- 288 Push Piers with Low Profile Brackets from the inside of the basement by removing sections of the concrete floor to do the work to stabilize the home to prevent further settlement and then re concreting the floor after the Push Piers where installed to depth of 40 ft. where they reached stable soil.

Project Summary

Chris Luke: Residential Project Manager

Dave Jackson: Primary Foreman

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