Case Studies

Foundation Case Studies In Florida and Georgia

Case Studies: Foundation Repair

  • Tallahassee, FL Helical Piles Installtion — Gaines St. needed to be widened to sustain traffic growth; however a large oak tree adjacent to the road required a retaining wall to be installed to preserve the tree. Due to the large root-ball of the oak tree a typical cantilevered retaining wall design was not practical. Read more...
  • Gainesville, FL Foundation Stabilization — Oxford Manor Apartments has a building which had up to 3" of settlement inside the structure. Polyurethane grouting and underpinning has previously been performed to lift and level the floors in the structure. Shortly after the repairs had been made the cracks in the floors, sheetrock, and brick reopened. Read more...
  • Monticello, FL Expansive Soils — Pinckney Hill Plantation had highly expansive soils and very loose soils from depths of 10' to 27' where they desired to build a 22,000 square foot residence. The access to the proposed residence included a narrow dirt plantation road that limited the type of equipment that could be brought to the site. Read more...
  • Tallahassee, FL Foundation Crack Repair —The Florida Association of Court Clerks building underwent a renovation project that included repair of drywall cracks and other distress-related issues caused by structural settlement. Each of the nine interior columns had settled within the range of 1/2-inch to 2 1/4 inches. An evaluation of the structural details and existing soil conditions determined the probable cause of settlement to be insufficient footing design given the soils present on the site. The depth of problematic soils ranged from 6 to 14 feet, so a shallow fix was not practical. Read more...
  • Apalachicola, FL Foundation Support Installation —Alpha Foundation Specialists, Inc. was contacted by General Contractor Culpepper Construction to install Drive Rite™ 2500 Series 2-7/8" Schedule 40 Helical Pipe Piles at the Water Street Marina in Apalachicola, Florida. Read more...
  • Panama City, FL Helical Pile Supports —Alpha Foundation Specialists was contacted by General Contractor W.A. Yates to install Drive Rite 26000 Series 2-7/8" Schedule 80 Pipe Helical Piles at the Magnolia Bay Condominiums development at Panama City Beach, Florida. Read more...
  • Apalachicola, FL Foundation Support — Alpha Foundation Specialists, Inc. was contacted by General Contractor D.R. Horton to install Drive Rite™ 2600 Series 2-7/8" Schedule 80 Helical Pipe Piles at the Solimar Subdivision in Okaloosa County, Florida. Read more...
  • Theresa, FL Foundation Supports — Alpha Foundation Specialists, Inc. was contacted by General Contractor Childers Construction to install Drive Rite™ 2600 Series 2-7/8" Schedule 80 Helical Pipe Piles at the Summer Camp Welcome Center in St. Teresa, Florida. Theresa, FL Foundation SupportsRead more...
  • Tallahassee, FL Sinkhole RepairAlpha Foundation Specialists, Inc. was contacted by a home owner requesting immediate repairs due to the presence of a sinkhole under the structure. AFS worked with SSI who specialized in analyzing sinkholes for Insurance companies. Read more...
  • Gulf Breeze, FL Hurricane Damage Repair — Alpha Foundation Specialists, Inc. was contacted by General Contractor Lister Builders, LLC to install High Capacity Segmented Casing Helical Pipe Piles (HCHPP) to a depth of 16’ deep in Gulf Breeze, Florida. The home was damaged by hurricanes and had no sufficient load bearing piles left on the East end of the residence.Read more...
  • Niceville, FL Foundation Support — Alpha Foundation Specialists, Inc. was contacted by General Contractor Randy Wise Homes to install Drive Rite 2600 Series 2-7/8” Schedule 80 Helical Pipe Piles at the Beach Community Bank in Niceville, Florida. Read more...
  • Tallahassee, FL Retaining Wall Repair — Alpha Foundation Specialists, Inc. was contacted by the manager of Polos on Park Apartments. The apartments had a retaining wall that was adjacent to one of the buildings that was experiencing slope failure. It had caused several landscape timbers on the wall to bow outward and two to fail completely. Read more...
  • Tallahassee, FL Foundation Support InstallationAlpha Foundation Specialists, Inc. was contacted by General Contractor Ram Construction & Development to install Drive Rite 25000 Series 2-7/8” Helical Pipe Piles at Deerlake Middle School in Tallahassee, FL. Read more...
  • Tallahassee, FL Structural Support for Historic Building Alpha Foundation Specialists, Inc. was contacted by General Contractor Childers Construction to install Drive Rite 2500 Series 2-7/8” Helical Pipe Piles at the Florida State University Kuersteiner Building in Tallahassee, FL. The building had significant interior settlement due to poor underlying soils. The inside of the building had marble seats and old wood throughout that couldn’t be damaged from construction procedures. Read more...
  • Tallahassee, FL Structural Stabilization Florida State University currently has the only tented collegiate circus in the world. The FSU Flying High Circus has been operating for 60+ years and were in need of an updated Circus tent. The new tent would present tension loads throughout for the entire facility. The soils on site consisted of loose fill at varying depths, which made installing tent stakes or other conventional options obsolete.Read more...
  • Tallahassee, FLThe Pi Beta Phi Sorority House property includes masonry block retaining walls along the south and east property lines to provide grade transition from the higher elevation of the lot to the lower elevations of the public right-of-way and streets. Read more...

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