is one of the only foundation companies in Texas to use the INSTALLATION SYSTEM! That insures you double protection
in every placement.
To make your repairs, Anchor Foundation
Repair must re-support your foundation on columns. These columns
are sectional compacted concrete pilings that meet state PSI standards
and are the same used in the construction of bridges and overpasses on
the state highways. We install the columns by hydraulically driving
them at approximately 3-5 thousand lbs. of pressure (PSI) beneath the foundation.
Our columns, which are called pilings,
serve two purposes. First, the pilings serve as platforms upon which
we set jacks to raise the settling portions of the foundation. Second,
the pilings transfer the weight of the home or building from the unstable
surface soils to deeper, more stable layers referred as rock load bearing
strata or jack refusal. The process individually tests the bearing
capability of the soil and piling at each location. The pilings will be
spaced from five to nine feet (HUD/FHA/VA specification) apart around the
section of your house that has settled. At each piling location,
we will hand-dig a hole that is approximately two feet square. The
dirt from the holes will be put on plywood to protect your grass. Any shrubs
in the way will be remove off to the side and replanted, but their survival
cannot be guaranteed. In paved areas, such as patios and driveways,
we will cut through the concrete so that we may properly install the pilings
in the proper placement for maximum repair.
At completion, we will re-pour the
concrete we broke out. The patches are poured carefully to match
the texture of the original concrete as closely as possible, but the may
not match the color to the older concrete. A hairline crack will
show where the old material meets the new.