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Foundation Issues & Repair

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Foundation Repair

Signs you have foundation issues that need repair:

  • Cracks in the sheetrock at corners of doors or windows
  • Cracks in the sheetrock on walls and ceilings
  • Broken or loose floor tiles
  • Cracks in bricks, stucco, masonry block, siding and mortar
  • Doors, windows or kitchen cabinets that will not open or close properly
  • Bowing basement or garage walls, or porches and chimneys pulling away from a house
  • Uneven, sloping floors and/or large cracks in concrete slabs, footings or stem walls

The Cause of Foundation Settlement

The impact of water and time on soils is the primary cause of foundation issues. This can cause foundation settlement, cracking, and/or heaving in a structure's foundation. Soil structure can vary dramatically with seasonal changes such as heavy precipitation, frost or drought. Excess water from plumbing or irrigation leaks can cause expansive clays to swell and heave a foundation upward. Excess water can cause granular soils likes sands to consolidate causing settlement. External elements such as large tree roots beneath a structure, and improper construction techniques, can also lead to a foundation failure. VersaGrade has the experience to identify the cause of foundation issues along with the knowledge & skill to repair it right the first time!

Foundation Repair

Versa Grade has over 25 years of experience in problem soils in the Nevada and Northern California area. Our staff and team of engineers based in the Reno area have the foundation repair solutions your project needs.

Foundation Repair

Foundation repair is quite the process. Depending upon the application and soil conditions, our engineering team will utilize helical piles, push resistance piles, or micropiles driven deep into the ground - all the way to bedrock or suitable load-bearing strata. After the piles have been installed, various bracket systems are attached and connected to the structure's foundation. All pile components remain in the ground permanently to support the foundation. Helical piles are the product of choice for most applications in our area. Helical piles are cost effective and are installed using a hyrdaulically driven, high torque drive motor. Installation torque is continually monitored allowing our foundation repair team to determine the actual, in-situ baring capacity of each pile. Different soil types require different approaches to foundation repair. VersaGrade has the skills, equipment, & engineering experience to utilize the best products available & provide you with a cost-effective foundation repair solution that WORKS.

Foundation Repair with Ram Jack®

Foundation Repair

Versa Grade has completed numerous foundation repair projects on private homes, commercial, and industrial facilities throughout Northern Nevada and Northern California using Ram Jack® products. Ram Jack® steel piles will support your failing foundation and remain permanently in place. Using pile brackets designed for the purpose of foundation repair, we can raise or lower the foundation of your home to relieve the stress caused by differential movement and to hold it in place.

Basement Wall Repair

Basement walls can also fail over time due to increased hydrostatic pressure, or the addition of a surcharge that it was not designed for. Versa Grade can address these problems with the addition of a Tie Back and Waler system, or the industries latest technology in carbon fiber straps with Kelvar® joist ties. Versa Grade has products & experience to repair your basement walls.

Who is Ram Jack®

Ram Jack® Foundation Solutions began in Ada, Oklahoma in 1968 and continues to evolve as an industry leader with over 50 dealers nationwide including USA, Canada and South America. They were the first helical pier manufacturer to receive accreditation through the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES), the U.S. leader for evaluating compliance with commercial and residential building codes. Ram Jack® products set the standard for meeting or exceeding these codes. Ram Jack’s patented steel piles provide distinct and lasting benefits for repairing foundation issues over concrete piers, as well as superior strength and benefits over competing steel piles.

Ram Jack® products are manufactured with pride in the United States using only new, high-strength carbon steel tubing. Ram Jack® uses a corrosion-resistant powder coating on all steel piers and ground-contact components that is eco-friendly and meets all U.S. EPA standards. Installation is low-impact and efficient with minimal soil and landscape disturbance.

Build with Ram Jack®

The best way to solve problem soils is to not rely on them to support your building at all! Using new construction piles when building a foundation does just that - Cost effectively. New construction piles transfer the building loads to a deep bearing stratum that is not affected by surface moisture or seasonal changes. Loose or uncontrolled fill, clays, and expansive soils require excavation and re-compaction, sometimes using structural material for backfill. Over excavation and re-compaction of soils can be expensive, especially if you cannot use the soils you already have. Versa Grade has installed countless Ram Jack® piles for new construction and all are performing without issue.

Contact Versa Grade at 775.284.1964 to schedule an evaluation.

Completed Projects

Helical Piles
Emerson Chimney
Sparks, Nevada
helical pile installation
Saddlehorn Way
Fernley, NV
foundation settlement
Maple Leaf Project
Reno, Nevada
micropiles
UNR Retaining Wall Project
University of Nevada
foundation repair
C. St. Project
Virginia City, Nevada
Cypress Point Project
Trumpeter Court Project
Taylor Street Project
Turning Leaf Project
Bentgrass Drive Projects (2)
Fairway Court Project
Sage Street Project
Longknife Project
Highland Flume Project
Cobblestone Court Project
Fairway Drive Project (2)
Adobe Road Project
Lasso Way Project
Susileen Drive Project
Gravel Court Project
Sun Ray Drive Project
Schooner Circle Project
Achilles Drive Project
Somersett Project
Grass Valley, CA Project
Akard Street Project
Creekside Drive Project
Long Knife Drive Project
Evening Star Drive Project
Fernley, NV Projects (2)