Why did customer contact Dalinghaus Construction?
Mr. Frazier contacted Dalinghaus Construction after purchasing a beautiful Spanish Colonial Revival style home within walking distance to the beach in San Clemente. Before purchasing the home, a standard home inspection was performed and Mr. Frazier was advised to have afoundation specialist perform an inspection on the new to him 1930’s home. After Scheduling an inspection with one of our knowledgeable Project Specialists, we found visible cracking on both the interior and exterior brick and mortar walls. WIth a few visible signs of foundation settlement, our Project Specialist brough out his ziplevel altimeter in order to measure any changes in elevation. Along the Southern wall of the house there was a measureable drop of 2.2 inches in elevation over an approximate 20 foot span.
What solutions did Dalinghaus Construction provide?
At the end of the inspection, our Project Specialist put together a repair plan and proposal for Mr. Frazier. The repair plan consisted of eight push piers to attempt to raised the home, raising, and shimming of current posts and pads after the lift, and a goetechnical engineering recommendation to test the soils below the home. Once Mr. Frazier received a second propsoal, he decided to move forward with Dalinghaus Construction’s repair plan and get the project scheduled. Our production team spent the first day digging an prepping the push pier locations, and the second day was psent installing the push pier brackets to the foundation’s footings along with hydraulically driving the galvanized stweel piers to load bearing strata. The third, and final, day was used to lift the house off of the steel piers that wer previously driven into the soil below the foundation and adjusting the home’s posts and pads once the crew lifted the home to maximum practical recovery. Not only was our crew able to lift the home close to its original elevation, but Mr. Frazier will no longer need to worry about that area of his home settling with the home’s weight being transferred to the newly isntalled steel push piers.