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Case Study: Helical Tiebacks

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A Summary Of The Helical Tiebacks Challenge Task: A gabion basket retaining wall, 250 ft in length, was earmarked for construction alongside a wooded hillside in Portland, Oregon. This wall would facilitate slope excavations and foundation support for the intention of building and maintaining a rambling trail beneath. The pre-construction hillside environment prevented project site […]

Case Study: Helical Piles

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The Difference Between Helical Piles And Micropiles   The Challenge In downtown Portland, a client planned to add a third story and seismic upgrades to a two-story building, built in the 1920s. A structural evaluation found that the building was constructed of unreinforced concrete and wooden frames. The proposed renovation required the installation of three […]

Get A Foundation Inspection Portland For A New Or Existing Home

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Whether you have cracked basement floors or are considering the purchase of a new home foundation inspection Portland can help. Licensed contractors will come out and inspect the foundation and recommend any repairs that it may need. For new homes it is a good idea to have an expert look at the foundation if there […]

Portland Mudjacking Company Saves Concrete Parking Lots

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Concrete parking areas offer many advantages over asphalt. The concrete parking lot can last for years while the asphalt may need to be replaced many different times. However, uneven settling underneath the parking lot can cause different sections to tip and crack. At one time, the only hope for this type of settling of concrete […]

Portland Underpinning Contractor: Repairing Failing Foundations

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A good foundation is necessary before building any structure. However, if you engage the services of non-experts, the results will be a structure which is bound to fail. Poor workmanship has led to many buildings suffering from subsidence. There are several methods of underpinning which can be used to rectify this problem by making the […]

How To Repair Foundation In Portland

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Residents of Oregon who need repair foundation in Portland but have not been able to find a reliable repair company need not worry; foundation repair happens to be Terra Firma’s area of expertise and the basement systems the company offers would suit any conditions in Portland. Things like sticky doors and windows that do not […]

Hire a Professional Portland Foundation Repair Company

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Homeowners in the Portland area who are experiencing problems with their home’s foundation should contact a Portland foundation repair company as soon as possible. As with most things, foundation problems that are left unattended often escalate and create even bigger and harder to manage issues. At the first sign of trouble, it is important to […]

How Portland Crawl Space Encapsulation Protects People and Buildings

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Portland crawl space encapsulation keeps allergens and moisture from growing in the small, dark places. The moisture that occurs naturally encourages mold and rot to form and grow. By wrapping the crawl space in a vapor proof barrier, the moisture stays away from this vulnerable area. Professionals quickly transform these dusty, dirty, wet, pest-infected areas […]

Signs You Need Portland Concrete Foundation Repair

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Owning your own home is a real pleasure most of the time. It comes with enjoying the benefits of tax deductions, the ability to decorate how you choose, and of course the space and quiet that you won’t enjoy if you rent an apartment. Perhaps you have been enjoying these benefits yourself for years or […]