HOW ARE STRUCTURES LEVELED?
Structures are leveled dependent on whether the foundation is a concrete slab or an elevated structure.
There are many types of structures so each require different methods of house leveling. Understanding the structure type you have is critical to understanding the proper repair plan needed to level the structure. Whether the structure is on a concrete slab or elevated, independent or universal hydraulic systems are used dependent on the severity of the foundation damage.
Concrete Slab Foundations
Slab homes require a piling system driven to the proper refusal. Once refusal is met, then an independent or hydraulic system is installed at each station. Our trained supervisors instructs the crew to level the structure to the proper reference point.
Elevated structures such as a block and base and pier and beam raised homes, in turn called crawlspaces, require a different leveling process to reach proper elevation. Prior to repair, our trained professionals do a thorough inspection of the subfloor and all structural components under the crawlspace. Rigging and cribbing are set for proper support, rotten or compromised beams and joists under the crawlspace are removed or replaced, and pier system with the right cells and tie-downs are installed with the right foundations. This is to ensure proper elevation can be reached.