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STEP 2 Foundation

Reno excavation services for residential areas require careful attention to detail, a bit of muscle, and above all, understanding of the land. While some eager homeowners may attempt to perform their own excavation work, this is not recommended unless you have knowledge of how to properly do so. An excavation project can easily go awry…

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Seismic Retrofit & Tenant Improvement

As one of the leading locally-owned and operated construction companies in Reno, NV, we know all there is to know about contracting, construction, and repair. At VersaGrade, one of our biggest strengths is our expertise in foundation repair. We have over 20 years of experience being residential foundation contractors in Nevada and California. Foundation repair…

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VersaGrade is a licensed certified Ram Jack Installer, and is happy to provide Ram Jack solutions. Ram Jack recently was able to participate in the very first liquefaction testing of remedial helical piles ever to take place in the United States. The shake test occurred on April 2, 2019, at the University of California, San…

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Retaining Wall

What Are Micropiles? Micropiles are small diameter piles, typically between 3-12 inches, that are used for foundation underpinning and new construction. They can extend up to 200 feet, and provide deep foundation support for a variety of structures. Micropiles can be useful in areas where space limitations exist or where soil conditions are not practical…

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foundation settlement

With the exception of houses built on solid rock, ALL foundations settle over time. Fixing foundation is not uncommon but you should still consult residential foundation contractors to help if you are experiencing any foundation issues. A typical total foundation settlement range is up to approximately one inch. The alternative is to build on soil,…

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Foundation Crack Repair

Foundation issues like cracks worry a lot of people. Home inspectors may tell you that they need to be repaired and to consult with residential foundation repair contractors. Home buyers may see foundation issues and walk away from a potential transaction or ask for a reduction in the sales price. Truth is, most foundations have…

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Speciality Project Features in Helical Pile World Industry News - STEP 2

VersaGrade, Inc. Specialty Foundation Design Project VersaGrade’s foundation design specialty project for the 12,000 square foot expansion of STEP 2, a non-profit organization in Reno, NV, was recently featured in an industry newsletter! Read the entire case study, originally featured on the Helical Pile World website and newsletter. “The soils investigation confirmed the project site would not…

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signs you need foundation repair

A structure does not have to be older to have foundation issues. The need for fixing foundation can also be caused by construction, soils, and weather. The warning signs which indicate foundation problems are subtle, if ignored, could turn into a bigger project down the road. It is crucial to consult with residential foundation contractors…

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Basement Wall Repair

Basement Wall Repair in Reno Residential homes around Reno Nevada built between the 1920’s -50’s were typically built with unfinished basements for food, coal, & dry storage.  A fair amount of these basements were constructed with little or no reinforcing steel.  It was not uncommon for the structures that did have reinforcement, to consist of…

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Tenant Improvement

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: J & J Nevada was a project involving a seismic retrofit and tenant improvement to an existing warehouse in Sparks, Nevada.  Additional truck docks were required to be installed, changing the structural characteristics of the tilt up concrete building.  The installation of a moment frame on the interior of the structure required some…

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