Types of Commercial Foundation Projects We Have Done in Atlanta
Atlas Piers is good for more than just home foundation repairs; we also offer a variety of solutions for business owners in need of commercial foundation repair. We have a very wide service area for our commercial repairs, including several cities in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Florida. Our professional team is able to provide quality commercial repair for business owners in many different situations. Contact us today for more information on our commercial foundation repair services.
Commercial areas that we have experience in include:
- Elevator pits
- Parking garages
- Water treatment plants
- Swimming pools
- Commercial and retail facilities
- Banks, schools, and churches
- Government buildings
There are several different reasons that any of the structures listed above may require foundation repair. One of the most common is a sinking or settling concrete foundation or slab. If a structure built on top of a concrete slab foundation begins to develop cracks in the walls or floor, it may be a sign that the foundation is sinking or settling. This is a problem that occurs often especially in structures, such as schools, churches, banks, hospitals, and other large commercial buildings. If this happens to your business, chances are that foundation pier installation from Atlas Piers can help you out.
A sinking or settling foundation is often caused by too much pressure in the soil around or under the foundation. This excess pressure can, however, cause a different problem: bowing or leaning foundation walls. If the walls in the basement of your commercial building begin to bow or lean, or to develop cracks, come to Atlas Piers. We have the necessary solutions to repair bowing or leaning foundation walls in your business or commercial project.
Although sinking or settling slabs are often caused by excess pressure in the soil, they can also be caused by the formation of voids under your foundation. This happens when the soil beneath the slab shifts due to erosion or soil shrinkage. This problem does not only apply to the average commercial buildings, but can also pose a threat to various other structures, such as swimming pools, vaults, elevator pits, tunnels, parking lots or garages, or anywhere else that concrete slabs are present.
Construction Contractor Services We Offer
To take care of these all of these foundation problems, Atlas Piers provides our customers with an array of commercial foundation repair solutions. One of our most in-demand services, however, is commercial underpinning. In this process, a resistance pier is installed under a sinking or settling foundation, driving deep into the stable soil beneath the shifting topsoil. Then, the weight of the structure can be transferred onto the piers, and the foundation can be lifted to its original position. We many different types of piers to fit every situation – helical piers, steel push piers, slab piers, new construction piers, and micropiles.
Another great underpinning service that we offer is helical tieback installation. These devices are used to straighten and support bowing or leaning foundation walls. They are anchored into the ground adjacent to the affected wall. They then apply opposite horizontal pressure to pull thee wall back into place. Carbon fiber repair is another solution to repair bowing or cracked foundation walls in your business. This is a method in which carbon fiber strips are applied to the wall to strengthen and support it. The strips lock the wall into place, closing cracks and stabilizing the wall.
One of the other important foundation repair services that we specialize in is wall encapsulation. This involves installing a vapor barrier along the walls of a basement or crawlspace. The barrier serves as a protection against water damage, sealing out moisture to not only keep the area dry, but to also improve the air quality throughout the entire building.
In addition to piering services, Atlas Piers also offers pressure grouting to stabilize sinking foundations. This is a void-filling method that can be used in addition to or sometimes instead of underpinning to lift and support failing foundations. In the pressure grouting procedure, a grout is injected beneath the foundation to fill voids, ensuring that the foundation rests on a solid base.
Atlas Piers offers many different foundation repair solutions to keep your business running smoothly. If you notice any signs of foundation failure, such as foundation or wall cracks, leaning or bowing walls, windows or doors that stick, or sloped or uneven floors, contact us immediately. We will work with you to find a solution that is best for your Atlanta business.