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Foundation Repair Case Studies: Single Family Residence

An existing single family residence in Miami, FL was built in 1940 on a 1,500 square foot crawlspace foundation. The foundation consisted of concrete block exterior walls and interior concrete block columns to support the single story structure. The floor system was constructed with 2x10 joists

An existing single family residence in Miami, FL was built in 1940 on a 1,500 square foot crawlspace foundation. The foundation consisted of concrete block exterior w

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Foundation Repair Case Studies: Koyo Bearing Factory Press Foundations – Cairo, GA

The Koyo Bearing Factory purchased a new 170 kip Minster machine press. The factory’s original machine press was mounted to its foundation at the existing floor slab elevation and was difficult to operate because the press had to be loaded and unloaded by way of a 36-inch tall stairway.

The Koyo Bearing Factory purchased a new 170 kip Minster machine press. The factory’s original machine press was mounted to its foundation at the existing flo

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Commercial Foundations Case Studies: Jib Crane at Water Survival Training Center – Pensacola, FL

The Naval Air Station Pensacola planned to install a new jib crane for an existing indoor pool facility. The foundation design for the jib crane consisted of a four-foot thick pile cap with plan dimensions of 15 feet by 23 feet. The pile cap would be supported on a helical pile system. A nin

The Naval Air Station Pensacola planned to install a new jib crane for an existing indoor pool facility. The foundation design for the jib crane consisted of a fou

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Commercial Foundations Case Studies: Dollar General Foundation and Slab Support – Panama City, FL

A 15-foot by 95-foot area of the existing single-story, slab-on-grade building was experiencing differential settlement of the interior floor slab and adjacent exterior walls. Existing patches in the floor slab and tuck-pointing of the exterior brick veneer indicated that the settlement was

A 15-foot by 95-foot area of the existing single-story, slab-on-grade building was experiencing differential settlement of the interior floor slab and adjacent ext

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Concrete Leveling Case Studies: Culvert Stabilization – Pensacola, FL

A three cell 7ft x 7ft drainage culvert (A tunnel carrying an open drain under a road or railroad), runs underneath Northpointe Boulevard in Pensacola. Flow of water through the culvert had caused soil washout at the downstream end. Borings were taken inside the culvert and it was determine

A three cell 7ft x 7ft drainage culvert (A tunnel carrying an open drain under a road or railroad), runs underneath Northpointe Boulevard in Pensacola. Flow of wa

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Foundation Repair Case Studies: Former Oil Facility Warehouse Stabilization

An environmental study discovered contaminated soils to depths of 20 feet and extending beneath one end of an existing warehouse. The 10,000 square-foot warehouse, constructed in 1968, is typical high bay warehouse construction with perimeter strip footings 30 inches wide by 12 inches

An environmental study discovered contaminated soils to depths of 20 feet and extending beneath one end of an existing warehouse. The 10,000 square-foot ware

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Commercial Foundations Case Studies: Pi Beta Phi Sorority House – Tallahassee, FL

The Pi Beta Phi Sorority House property includes masonry block retaining walls along the south and east property lines to provide grade transition from the higher elevation of the lot to the lower elevations of the public right-of-way and streets. The south retaining wall, which retain

The Pi Beta Phi Sorority House property includes masonry block retaining walls along the south and east property lines to provide grade transition from the h

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Commercial Foundations Case Studies: The FSU Flying High Circus – Tallahassee, FL

Florida State University currently has the only tented collegiate circus in the world. The FSU Flying High Circus has been operating for 60+ years and were in need of an updated Circus tent. The new tent would present tension loads throughout for the entire facility. The soils on si

Florida State University currently has the only tented collegiate circus in the world. The FSU Flying High Circus has been operating for 60+ years and wer

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Commercial Foundations Case Studies: FSU Kuersteiner Building – Tallahassee, FL

Alpha Foundations was contacted by General Contractor Childers Construction to install Drive Rite 2500 Series 2-7/8” Helical Pipe Piles at the Florida State University Kuersteiner Building in Tallahassee, FL.

The building had significant interior settlement due to poor underlyin

Alpha Foundations was contacted by General Contractor Childers Construction to install Drive Rite 2500 Series 2-7/8” Helical Pipe Piles at the Florida State U

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Commercial Foundations Case Studies: Deerlake Middle School – Tallahassee, FL

Alpha Foundations was contacted by General Contractor Ram Construction & Development to install Drive Rite 25000 Series 2-7/8” Helical Pipe Piles at Deerlake Middle School in Tallahassee, FL.

The gymnasium was undergoing renovations and the existing walls and footings would be u

Alpha Foundations was contacted by General Contractor Ram Construction & Development to install Drive Rite 25000 Series 2-7/8” Helical Pipe Piles at Deerlake

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Commercial Foundations Case Studies: Polos on Park Apartments – Tallahasse, FL

Alpha Foundations was contacted by the manager of Polos on Park Apartments. The apartments had a retaining wall that was adjacent to one of the buildings that was experiencing slope failure. It had caused several landscape timbers on the wall to bow outward and two to fail completely.<

Alpha Foundations was contacted by the manager of Polos on Park Apartments. The apartments had a retaining wall that was adjacent to one of the buildings tha

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Commercial Foundations Case Studies: Beach Community Bank – Niceville, FL

Alpha Foundations was contacted by General Contractor Randy Wise Homes to install Drive Rite 2600 Series 2-7/8” Schedule 80 Helical Pipe Piles at the Beach Community Bank in Niceville, Florida.

Alpha Foundations was contacted by General Contractor Randy Wise Homes to install Drive Rite 2600 Series 2-7/8” Schedule 80 Helical Pipe Piles at the Beach C

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