EAGLE RIDGE – BRIDGE PANEL UNDERPINNING

A bridge had been constructed by the developer of a sub-division.  During turnover to the local municipality Engineers noticed that the outer concrete panels for the bridge were moving and out of alignment.  Before turn over could be completed the developer had to correct the problem.  Due to the location and traffic, access with large machinery would be an issue.  Our tight access pile installation and excavating equipment would be perfect for this project.

PROJECT GOALS

  • Stabilize panels and prevent any further movement
  • Lift and level panels to intended elevations

OUR APPROACH

  • Soils bore holes were done, loads required were calculated and then piles were designed
  • We used our 331E Bobcat excavator to excavate the footings. Depth was approximately 5 feet.
  • Our SVL90 Kubotta with 12,000 foot-lb drive head installed piles in sections to the required depth of 28 feet.
  • Underpinning brackets were attached to the top of the piles
  • Lift assemblies were attached to the brackets and 20 Ton jacks installed
  • Footing and panels were lifted back into position and piles loaded.
  • Site was backfilled. The client passed all Engineering requirements and turnover to the county was successful.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a job well done. After this past weekend’s deluge, our basement was left completely dry.

Aileen & Wayne Dembicki

We have had our fair share of unremarkable and even troublesome experiences with other contractors, so you guys were certainly a breath of fresh air. An honest contractor, bang on with the timeline, finished on time, within budget, your “nothing is too much trouble” attitude…and a job well done.

Michael Abbott

It is terrific to see that your company’s motto of “Quality without Compromise” is more than just words… The job was completed ahead of schedule and the workers ensured that when they left, the yard looked just like it did when they arrive. Well, actually it looked better…

Don and Eve Neil

Abarent provided a 3-page, itemized list of the specific work to be done at each stage of the project, including descriptions of optional issues (including additional costs) that might arise during the work. The company president did the initial walk-through for their estimate and later went through it, line by line. He pointed out potential problems and things we had to prepare for during the work (extra cracks, concrete dust, effects on neighbors, etc.)… Repairing a foundation is a very traumatic event for any householder because all of your house investment is (literally!) in the air. If you have to do it, call Abarent. They are professional – we cannot recommend them highly enough.

John Baker