Although there are core similarities between residential and commercial foundations, there are also essential differences. Commercial buildings are larger and heavier. They often have to meet strict building codes and standards. To ensure these buildings have the support they need, you need to turn to a company that does commercial foundation shoring.
Commercial Foundation Shoring for New Buildings
There are a variety of situations where you need commercial foundation shoring. Of course designers and architects turn to commercial foundation specialists when they are putting in the new building. Whether you’re putting a slab directly on the ground, adding a basement, or exploring any other type of foundation, you need a foundation specialist with extensive experience with commercial projects.
They can help you determine the best underpinning solutions and foundation structures for your needs. Then, they can do the work for you and make sure that everything is in place to pass inspections but most importantly to keep your building sturdy for years to come.
Commercial Foundation Shoring for Existing Buildings
There are also a wide range of situations where you can use commercial foundation shoring for new buildings. If you have a bridge that can’t support foot or vehicular traffic and you’re worried about a dangerous collapse, a foundation specialist can put in helical piers for the bridge abutment. That lends the bridge the stability it needs, and you don’t have to replace the whole thing.
Similarly, if there is a building where the slab isn’t offering the support the building needs, that often happens because the slab wasn’t placed properly on the filling material. A commercial foundation specialist can put in the supports the slab needs and level everything. That repairs the basement while also safeguarding upper levels.
In other cases, you may need custom made guide sleeves to enhance the lateral stability of a foundation, and again, a specialist can help with that as well. Sometimes, when you put an addition on a building, you have to get rid of the old footings. In those situations, you can use helical piers to support the existing building while you put in the new addition.
Types of Commercial Structures That Can Use Commercial Foundation Shoring
You can turn to commercial foundation shoring to support a range of different commercial buildings. That includes the following:
- Multifamily Housing
- Apartment Blocks
- Warehouses and Manufacturing Centers
- Strip Malls
- Office Buildings
- Industrial Facilities
- And More
Questions About Commercial Foundations
Is your building shifting?
Do you see unexplained cracks in the foundation walls?
Are windows and doors refusing to close properly?
Has your foundation been exposed to water damage?
Are you getting ready to put on an addition?
Are you designing a new commercial structure?
Do you have questions about your foundation?
If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, you need to contact a specialist. They can let you know which commercial foundation shoring methods are best for your situation. If you want to work with a company that has worked with countless commercial contractors, developers, designers, and more, you need to contact us at Atlas Piers. We have been Atlanta’s premium foundation, underpinning, and soil shoring specialist since 1987.