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Category: Foundation repair

Common Commercial Structural Problems

Structural Problems in Commercial Buildings

It is important to have your commercial building level and structurally strong. That is why it is important to know what to look for that may indicate that the foundation of your commercial building may be in need of repair. When you look around the building, look for some of these signs:Commercial structural repair using steel piers

  • Bowing or leaning walls
  • Floor cracks
  • Wall cracks
  • Ceiling cracks
  • Sloping floors

Commercial buildings may have structural problems due to the shifting of the foundation. When the moisture content in the soil beneath the foundation continuously changes, the soil will shift causing the foundation to constantly shift too. If you notice any of the signs of structural damage due to foundation settlement, let the experts at Matthews Structural Solutions give you a free inspection and offer you the solution to get your commercial building back to its original level and strong again.

Commercial Structural Problem Solutions

Matthews Structural Solutions has the products and experience to get your commercial building level again. We use steel push piers that are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the very best in the industry.  These steel push piers are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. Each pier is load tested and after testing, the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers using hydraulic jacks. This will level and stabilize the structure for many years to come.

Some of the benefits of using ECP steel push piers for commercial structure stabilization are:

  • Quick installation the requires little soil removal
  • They do not require skin friction for support
  • Can be installed from the interior or exterior of the structure
  • Uses quiet, vibration free hydraulic equipment
  • Piers are 100% load tested to accommodate working load

Let Matthews Structural Solutions help you with your commercial foundation stabilization. If the signs of structural damage are ignored, it will be much more costly to build a new commercial building instead of letting us repair your existing building.

We have over 30 years of experience and take pride in the outstanding reputation we have established. When we meet with you, we will let you know exactly what we will do to get your commercial building repaired. It is important to contact us at the first sign of a structural problem. Don’t hesitate, contact us today.

 

 

Commercial Foundation Stabilization

Matthews Structural Solutions are experts in commercial foundation stabilization. We have the products and experience to get your commercial building back to its original level and structurally strong again. the foundation of a structure is the most important part of the structure. When the foundation has damage, the entire structure will become damaged. Foundations can shift and move due to a variety of reasons. One of the main reasons is that the moisture content of the soil beneath the foundation is continuously changing. When the soil gets saturated, it will expand. When the soil gets too dry, it will contract. As the soil is shifting and moving, so is the foundation that sits on the soil.

There are some signs to look for in and around your commercial building. Some of these signs are:

  • Sticking doors and windows
  • Wall cracks
  • Ceiling cracks
  • Floor cracks
  • Bowing or leaning walls
  • Foundation cracks

All of these are signs that the foundation may be in need of foundation repair. If you see any of these signs, it is important to have Matthews Structural Solutions come and give you a free inspection and offer you the commercial foundation solution to get your commercial building back to its original level and strong again. The sooner the repair is done, the less costly the repair will be.

Commercial Foundation Stabilization Solutions

Matthews Structural Solutions uses only the best products for commercial foundation stabilization. We use steel push piers manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the very best in the industry. These steel push piers are designed to transfer loads from the unstable soil to more suitable soil. They are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. Each pier is then load tested anSteel piers for commercial foundation stabilizationd then the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers to level and stabilize the structure.

The benefits of ECP steel push piers are:

  • They do not require skin friction for support
  • Quick installation the requires little soil removal
  • Installed from the interior or exterior of the structure
  • Piers are 100% load tested to accommodate the working load
  • Uses quiet, vibration free hydraulic equipment

We have over 30 years of experience in commercial foundation repair and we use ECP products which are the best in the industry. Don’t wait to get your commercial foundation repaired. It cost much more to build a new structure than it does to let Mathews Structural Solutions give you the commercial underpinning solution that you need. Contact us today for any of your commercial foundation stabilization needs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Spotlight: Steel Piers

Steel Piers for Foundation Repair

The foundation of a commercial structure is the most important part of the structure. The entire weight is sitting on the foundation.  When something goes wrong with the foundation, the entire structure will become damaged. Foundation problems occur due to several reasons. Some of these are:

  • Improper soil preparation when the structure is built – if the structure was not properly graded at the time it was built, it will cause settlement.
  • Extreme weather conditions – weather that is constantly changing will cause the foundation to shift and move.
  • Expansive clay soil – expansive soil will heave when wet and contract when dry. This shifting of the soil will cause the foundation to also shift and move.
  • Trees and shrubs planted too close to the foundation – if trees and shrubs are planted too close to the foundation, the root system will drink up the moisture beneath the foundation causing voids beneath the foundation.

It is important to know the signs in and around the structure that may indicate foundation settlement or foundation failure. Some of the signs to look for are:Steel piers for commercial foundation repair

  • Sticking doors and windows
  • Ceiling cracks
  • Wall cracks
  • Floor cracks
  • Sloping floors
  • Bowing or leaning walls
  • Leaning chimney

If you see any of these signs of foundation settlement, it is important to contact the professionals at Matthews Structural Solutions for a free inspection. If we find that you are in need of foundation repair, we use heavy duty steel piers to get your foundation back to its original level and structurally sound again.

Steel Piers

Steel piers are used to lift and level your foundation. These steel piers are driven deep into the ground through the unstable soil layers until they reach a solid soil layer. Each pier is then individually load tested. After load testing, the entire weight of the structure is lifted onto the piers using hydraulic jacks. Your structure will be level and stabilized for years to come.

These steel push piers are manufactured by Earth Contact Products (ECP), the very best in the industry. The features and advantages of these ECP Steel Piers are:

  • Capacity rating of 75,000-99,000 lbs.
  • Quickly installs
  • Minimal site preparation
  • Integrated manifold lift design
  • The bracket is pre-engineered and pre-tested
  • The system handles difficult ground conditions
  • Installs in limited access areas
  • Easily load tested to verify the capacity
  • Designed to transfer the load to the full length of the pier
  • Cost-effective due to ease of operation and design
  • 25-year manufacturer’s warranty

Let Matthews Structural Solutions inspect your commercial structure and offer you the underpinning foundation repair solution of steel piers. Your structure will be safe and sound for years to come. We have over 25 years of experience providing structural solutions for new and existing commercial structures. If you are in need of commercial foundation repair, contact the professionals at Matthews Structural Solutions today!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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