Expansive Soils - Foundation Repair

Following an extended period of water leakage, We were contacted by client after soil heave rendered their office floor unusable. Their proposed repair was complicated because a fire exit blocked the loading dock door adjacent to the distressed floor, and all other points of access would have meant having to do the repair work in the middle of an active office. We were retained to design modifications to the fire exit as well as provide options for limiting the potential for continued soil movement and foundation damage.  The client decided to use a stiffened slab system for the repair area to limit the localized nature of the distress.

We prepared repair documents and performed construction administration.