Date: April, 2010
Location: Lansing MI
Contractor: Ayers Basement Systems
Engineer: Hayman Residential Engineering and City of Lansing

Sometimes, as a result of flooding, excessive humidity, soil pressures, and poor constructyion material, a foundation may become deteriorated beyond repair. Under these conditions, the only options that are generally avaiable would be to excavate under the home and rebuild the foundation. This option is rarely cost-effective and the home is usually condemned.
Scope of project is to cost effectively install a new reinforced foundation in front of the existing old foundation which is crumbling due to deterioration of mortar and block themselves.

Scope of project is to cost effectively install a new reinforced foundation in front of the existing old foundation which is crumbling due to deterioration of mortar and block themselves.
Material Used: Fortress Pre-Cured Pre-Preg Grid Mesh

Design was based on shotcrete pool design, combined with a cantilever load of building. In short design used current foundation as backfill for new foundation. The floor was removed for interior system. Spread footer was increased to accept new wall. 4'X 8' sections of Fortress Carbon Grid were hung off of new sill plate. Drainage board was installed against old foundation. (becoming sandwiched between old and new foundation). Then a 6" shotcrete wall was shot creating a brand new basement interior. Total job completed in 5 days.

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