When you have soil failure, you will have foundation problems. The soil needs to be stabilized and secure in order for a foundation to be stable. Some of the signs that you may be in need of foundation repair and soil nailing are:
Many of these issues are due to foundation settlement due to loose soil conditions.
My Foundation Repairs installs ECP soil nails to stabilize the soil. These soil nails are installed in an evenly spaced close geometric pattern. When installing a soil nail stabilization project, the soil nail installation and the excavation must be accomplished in incremental depths of 4 to 6 feet until the final depth is accomplished. Immediately following the incremental excavation of the soil and the soil nail installations, the vertical face of the soil is covered with a steel reinforced coating.
Soil nails are passive structural elements and are not tensioned after installation. The soil nail gains pullout resistance from within the sliding soil mass in front of the slip plane and the stable soil mass located behind the slip plane. The geometric system of soil nail placements creates an internally reinforced soil mass that is stable. Figure 4 shows a sketch of a typical soil nail installation. Soil nails are not tensioned after installation. They gain pullout resistance from within the sliding soil mass in front of the slip plane and the stable soil mass located behind the slip plane.
Each soil nail has a great number of helical plates. These helical plates are evenly spaced along the entire length of the shaft (a tieback anchor only has a few helical plates attached).
If you are in need of soil nailing to stabilize soil to prevent foundation failure, contact My Foundation Repairs. Our contractors use only the best products for foundation repair manufactured by ECP. Contact us today!