As you can see, a considerable amount of soil washed out from beneath this Pensacola homeowner's deck that is supported on wood pilings and overlooks a bluff.
The wood pilings supporting the deck over the bluff were compromised due to the soils washing out after record rainfall in a short amount of time.
Due to the access and extreme slope on the backside of the bluff, we had to use handheld equipment to install the piers.
Smart Jack top plate assemblies were used to attach the helical piers to the deck. Additional helical piers were installed to support the footer of the home.
April 28, 2014 marked the most rainfall ever recorded by the city of Pensacola when nearly 24” of rain fell over a span of about 24 hours, causing extreme flooding that wiped out roadways and completely destroyed entire neighborhoods.
Our team of inspectors and installers were on hand to assess damage caused by the storm and to complete emergency work in order to save homes from total collapse.
This customer in Pensacola experienced extreme soil washout from beneath her home that sits high on a bluff. We were able to install our products from the porch overhead, since the soils below were too compromised to work under the structure.