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Reinforcing Seawalls with Enduring Seawall Caps

In Commercial Blog Posts, Residential Blog Posts, Soil Stabilization by John TopaLeave a Comment

The beauty of waterfront properties is unparalleled, but maintaining their integrity is just as crucial as admiring the view. Have you ever wondered how these properties withstand the constant barrage of waves and tides? The answer lies in the often-overlooked yet essential component: seawall caps. These sturdy structures act as a shield, protecting your valuable property from the relentless forces …

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Crawl Space Problems to Look Out For Today

In Residential Blog Posts by John Topa

Crawl spaces in Florida homes are frequently overlooked, despite their importance to the building’s long-term health and safety. These parts of your home are especially vulnerable to wear and tear over time due to factors such as humidity, vermin, and structural damage. Signs of Crawl Space Damage The presence of dampness in crawl space foundations is one of the most …

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Foundation Cracks are a Big Problem in Florida

In Residential Blog Posts by John Topa

Are you a Floridian homeowner facing foundation cracks? You’re likely surrounded by sunny skies and sandy beaches, but a hidden hazard lurks beneath the surface. Florida homes have unique challenges when it comes to foundation repairs, and these should not be ignored.  Foundation cracks can mean moisture, pests, mold, and many other threats that require immediate attention to keep your …

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Foundation Repair Tips for Florida Homes

In Deep Foundations, Residential Blog Posts by John TopaLeave a Comment

Your Florida home is your pride and joy, and it requires love and care to remain your haven. Your home’s foundation is vital, and simple maintenance can ensure you’re not suffering from any long-term structural problems.  However, most homeowners in Florida tend to forget about their home’s foundation since it’s not something directly visible. Foundation repair Tampa, FL is crucial …

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Mira Bay, Apollo Beach, FL Retaining Wall Repairs

In Featured Projects, Ground Improvement, Helical Piers, Residential Blog Posts, Residential Projects by John Topa

Mira Bay, Apollo Beach, FL Apollo Beach, FLCLIENT: Mira Bay Homeowner(s) ENGINEER: Award Engineering MARKET: Residential SOLUTION: Ground Improvement SERVICES: Helical Piers  Stabilize Retaining WallsTypically 13-15 Helical Piers utilized per projectRetaining Walls throughout Mira Bay development have been repairedProject PDFProjectHelicon has completed many retaining wall stabilization projects located throughout the Mira Bay development. Numerous retaining walls were failing and needed stabilization.Challenge• …

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Meadowood Condominiums Project

In Featured Projects, Ground Improvement, Residential Blog Posts, Residential Projects by John Topa

Meadowood CondominiumsTampa, FLCLIENT: Meadowood Condo Assoc. ENGINEER: SEI MARKET: Residential SOLUTION: Ground Improvement SERVICES: Compaction Grout, Chemical Grout, Underpinning  Stabilize Structures throughout Development15 Buildings StabilizedOver 20,000 lbs of Chemical Grout InjectedOver 2,000 cubic yards of Compaction Grout UtilizedProject PDFProject15 single story two-unit condominium structures showed signs of various foundation and sinkhole related issues that needed to be addressed.ChallengeNumerous structures needed …

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Why Builders Choose Helical Piers for a Solid Foundation System

In Commercial Blog Posts, Helical Piers, Residential Blog Posts by John Topa

Whether you have a new construction project in Florida or you are working on a foundation repair project, the importance of a quality foundation system cannot be overvalued. While there are a variety of foundation solutions available for home and commercial needs alike, there are benefits associated with using helical piers also known as helical piles over other options that …

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How to Easily Repair Sunken Concrete by Lifting Concrete

In Poly Foam Grout, Residential Blog Posts by John Topa

Florida soil can be treacherous. Famous for its clay minerals, it absorbs moisture. For the building owner, this means that their structure is built on ground that shrinks or swells, depending on the water content of the soil. The visual results are sunken concrete slabs, cracks in a concrete pool deck, and a gradual worsening of structural problems. Concrete lifting …

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Residential Home Zephyrhills, FL

In Compaction Grout, Featured Projects, Ground Improvement, Residential Blog Posts, Residential Projects by John Topa

Residential Home Zephyrhills Zephyrhills, FLENGINEER: GWE Engineering MARKET: Residential SOLUTION: Foundation Repair SERVICES: Compaction Grout Underpinning  Chemical Grout  Foundation repair for a residential home75 underpins installed around the perimeter of the structureOver 300 cubic yards compaction grout utilizedOver 10,000 pounds chemical grout grout utilizedProject PDFProjectThe project is a residential home located in a golf community in Zephyrhills, FL. The home …

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How Helical Piers Can Provide Outstanding Foundation Support For Townhomes

In Helical Piers, Residential Blog Posts by John Topa

Helical Piers are Excellent for Supporting the Foundations of Townhomes When discussing the problematic Florida soil and its effects on foundation construction, most people think about single-family homes. However, commercial buildings, multi-story buildings, and townhomes also deal with similar issues. Specialists explain that helical piers could be excellent options for foundation repair in Tampa, Naples, Ft. Myers, Orlando, and beyond. …