Concrete Stabilization Technologies, Inc., partnered with Homeowner, Jim Noecker, and Engineer, Ed Scott, P.E. of CEI Engineering to provide a solution for Jim Noecker’s residence in Pine Haven Wyoming. Since construction of the Noecker residence, the home had experienced cracking & separation of the walls, doors sticking, and deformation of the roof. The problems were thought to be caused at least partially by heave or swelling shale in the subdivision where the residence was built.
Dennis Russell with STRATA Geotechnical Engineering performed soil tests. Dennis determined that swelling soils were not a problem, and a plan was developed for repairs using CST’s technologies.
The original estimate for this project was $59,850 plus $8,000 if resistance piers were needed to get the lift of the residence. A second CST truck was used for the final lift of the home. As a result, assistance of resistance piers was not necessary to return the home and floors to grade. The home was lifted approximately three inches on the side with most settlement. Final elevations of the foundation and floors were within 1/2 inch tolerance and soils were stabilized.
The foundation still has the original design and by using the CST technologies, we do not have to worry about having half of the foundation on piers and half on spread footers. This is an important feature of using the CST technologies to prevent future problems in having mixed foundation combining deep foundations (piers) with shallow foundations (footings) on structures.
Final construction cost for repairing and stabilizing was below the original estimate and came in under budget at a total of $55,743.00.
The Homeowner, Jim Noecker, contacted CST in May of 2012 with an update of their residence, stating that they are very impressed! Jim stated that there was “not one new crack or sign of any further move-ment. You guys did a great job and the house seems very stable now. No doors out of square, roof looks normal, and the deck is now level. Glad to see it made it at least one year with the fix and hopefully many more to come. Thanks again for your expertise!” – Jim Noecker