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How Helical Piers Can Provide 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. …

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Concrete Slab Cracks Can Lead to Foundation Problems

In Ground Improvement, Poly Foam Grout, Residential Blog Posts by John Topa

Concrete is both affordable and durable, so it is a common building material that is used to construct driveways, patios, and home foundations in Naples, Orlando, and other Florida communities. While its exceptional properties make it strong enough to endure the tremendous forces of Mother Nature, significant weight, heavy traffic, and more, concrete is prone to a few problems that …

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Discover A Superior Seawall Drainage Solution – Jet Filters

In Commercial Blog Posts, Ground Improvement, Poly Foam Grout, Residential Blog Posts by John Topa

Living directly on the waterfront in Tampa, Sarasota, or other Florida cities can be idyllic most of the time. However, to continue enjoying the complete living experience that your home’s location provides, you will need to protect it from the damaging forces of powerful elements. The concrete seawall that supports the ground that your home sits on will eventually be …

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Should I Buy a House with Foundation Problems?

In Residential Blog Posts by John Topa

Before you finalize plans to buy your dream home in Tampa, Orlando, or other Florida communities, you need to get a firm understanding of the home’s actual condition. The unfortunate reality is that foundation issues are common throughout the state. Even minor problems can impact the construction and overall condition of the structure, and repairs could cost a small fortune …

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How Helical Pier Foundation Repair Works

In Commercial Blog Posts, Residential Blog Posts by John Topa

Do you own residential or commercial buildings that could benefit from the installation of helical piers? There are several telltale signs that your structure is experiencing foundation problems due to soil shifts that piers could correct. In this post, we will detail how helical piers work. Retaining Wall Collapse When your Florida contractor added a retaining wall to the property, …

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Helical Piers: Residential Luxury Pool, Holiday, FL

In Deep Foundations, Featured Projects, Helical Piers, Residential Blog Posts, Residential Projects by John Topa

Luxury Pool Helical Piers Holiday, FL CLIENT: Ryan Hughes Design ENGINEER: RE&A Engineering Solutions MARKET: Residential SOLUTION: Deep Foundation SERVICE: Helical Piers Deep foundation for a luxury residential pool 57 helical piers installed to support pool Piers installed ranging from 17-23.5 ft deep Project PDF Project The project is a residential luxury pool in need of pre-construction helical piers for …

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How Soil Expansion and Contraction Affect Your Foundation

In Residential Blog Posts by John Topa

Unless you are an avid gardener, you probably do not concern yourself too much with the soil’s makeup on your property. Even then, you may mostly worry about drainage for the vegetable plants and nutrients for the herbs. However, Florida’s granular soils have a dark side. Sometimes, they cause soil expansion and lead to the ground shifting, and when your …

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Why Do My Doors and Windows Stick?

In Residential Blog Posts by John Topa

While Florida is known for its heat and humidity, there are times when you want to open your home’s windows for some fresh air. If your home feels a bit stuffy, a gentle breeze blowing in from an open window is the perfect way to improve the ambiance. Unfortunately, you cannot enjoy the benefit of fresh air circulating throughout your ...
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Underpinning: Royal Arms Condominiums, Altamonte Springs, FL

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

Royal Arms Condominiums Altamonte Springs, FL CLIENT: Royal Arms Condo Association ENGINEER: Award Engineering MARKET: Residential SOLUTION: Foundation Repair SERVICE: Underpinning Foundation Stabilization Program 132 Pressure Piers Installed Piers installed ranging from 20-78 ft deep Project PDF Project The project is a residential condominium complex that was in need of foundation stabilization. The Geotechnical Engineer of Record recommended a solution …

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The Benefits of Using Micropiles to Repair a Foundation

In Residential Blog Posts by John Topa

Before we get into the benefits of using micropiles to repair a foundation, we will first explain what micropiles are. A micropile is a drilled and grouted friction pile that consists of cement grout, centralized rebar, steel pipe pile, and a high-strength steel casing. Other names that are used for a micropile include a drilled micropile (DMP), root pile, pin ...