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Foundation Underpinning in Edmonton & Area

For foundation settlement problems, we use either a Concentrically installed Steel Pipe Push Pile or an end bearing Screw Pile. What system we use depends on specific criteria which will determine the method. Our experienced staff and Engineering Department will analyze your needs and come up with a detailed remediation plan.

All products are manufactured and tested to the highest industry standard. Each project and pile system is fully engineered to meet site requirements with a “Safety Factor” added. Special underpinning brackets are used to stabilize and/or lift basement foundations in distress. These systems have many advantages over other foundation underpinning systems available in the industry – for more information and pricing, contact us!

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Foundation Underpinning

What is Foundation Underpinning?

Foundation movement occurs in varying degrees. An experienced professional should be consulted to assess the movement to determine the severity and provide remediation solutions as may be required.

To fully appreciate how foundation movement can be remediated, one must understand the cause of the movement. Foundation settlement and movement can be caused by one or a combination of the following:

  • Dehydration of the soil creating shrinkage of the soils causing settlement
  • Expansion of the soil due to too much moisture or frost action causing uplift of the foundation and its components
  • Existing pile failure due to piles not being designed properly or improper installation
  • “Wash Out” of bearing soil due to water erosion and/or water and sewer line issues
  • Existing Foundation components bearing on soft soils not capable of handling loads

There are other causes for foundation movement, but the above five are the most common. Once again, it is very important that all relevant information be analyzed by an experienced professional to determine what is occurring. Only then can an effective remediation plan be put together.

One of the most common solutions to stabilize the foundation of a building is to underpin the foundation down onto a more stable soil. This soil layer should be suitable by strength and type to accommodate the loads exerted on it. It should also be well below the “active soil layer”.

“Active Soil Layer” is the layer of soil that is affected by seasonal changes in moisture levels. Most commonly this soil layer is usually within the top 20 feet of soil. Periods of drought or high periods of precipitation can drastically affect expansive clay or active soils.

Underpinning is typically done by installing a pile under the existing foundation. There are many forms of piles available. Read our Discussion on Underpinning to fully understand the different choices for underpinning that you have, how they work and what Abarent Construction’s process is. Give us the opportunity to show you the “Abarent Advantage”.

What are the Different Types of Foundation Underpinning?

Foundation underpinning is a method used to strengthen and stabilize a foundation that has become weak or unstable. There are several types of foundation underpinning methods, including:

  • Conventional underpinning: Involves excavating beneath the foundation and installing new concrete or masonry piers. This method is commonly used for buildings with shallow foundations, and it can be done manually or by using machines.
  • Driven Piles: Involves driving steel or concrete piles into the ground to support the foundation. The piles are typically driven to a depth where the soil is more stable. This method is commonly used for buildings with deep foundations, or for underpinning a large area.
  • Grout injection: Involves injecting a grout mixture into the soil to fill voids and stabilize the soil. This method is commonly used for underpinning shallow foundations, and it can be done manually or by using machines.
  • Helical piers: Involves installing steel piers with helical blades that are screwed into the soil. This method is commonly used for underpinning shallow foundations, and it can be done manually or by using machines.
  • Mini piles: Involves installing small diameter piles of steel or reinforced concrete into the ground, using a rotary or percussive technique. This method is commonly used for underpinning shallow foundations, and it can be done manually or by using machines.

Cost of Foundation Underpinning in Edmonton

The cost of foundation underpinning can vary depending on the size and complexity of the job, as well as the type of underpinning method used. On average, foundation underpinning can cost between $5,000 and $80,000,000, but it can be more expensive for larger or more complex jobs.

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If you need experienced professionals to help with your foundation underpinning considerations, contact Abarent Construction’s Edmonton or Vancouver office.

We can discuss the details of your project, our range of work and provide you with an estimate based on your specific needs and budget.

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