Main Street, Woodstock, GA
The Challenge General contractor Cox & Company approached AquaGuard’s Structural Department seeking expertise on foundations and flooring for a building they were retrofitting in the historical city of Woodstock, GA. Senior Project Manager Chris Graeff said that he was concerned about the age of the building as it dated back to the turn of the century, and as a result, he felt the foundation and floor joists would most probably need assistance with stabilization. Foundation and flooring concerns are very common problems that AquaGuard Foundation Solutions apprises within the state of Georgia especially with older buildings. The soft, expansive Georgian red clay soil is another condition that further promotes foundation settlement and sinking. The downtown Woodstock building had all signs…
Warehouse Woes in Marietta
The Challenge AquaGuard Foundation Solutions were approached by a Commercial Company to assist them with resolving concerns in their Warehouse. The company moved into the warehouse premises in January 2016, and after 6 months of being in the building, they started noticing cracks on the interior block walls, a sizable crack in the concrete floor plus there were a myriad of small cracks in the dry-wall. They watched the problem cracks get bigger over a two-year period, hoping that it was going to stop. The AquaGuard Team conducted a diagnosis knowing that the symptoms all pointed towards a foundation issue. It was quickly determined that the left side of the building had sunk about 5 inches over a period-of-time. In…
Bill Carruth Parkway Bridge over Norfolk Southern Railroad, Paulding County, GA
The Challenge When one of Georgia’s 159 counties is looking for a concrete leveling fix AquaGuard’s Commercial and Government Division has the solution. Most recently, Paulding County was experiencing a problem with slab settlement at a bridge approach. This bridge was opened to traffic in February of 2014, and since then, slab settlement has occurred for a variety of reasons. This section of road is extremely busy, with 4 lanes bearing the daily traffic weight of more than 13,000 vehicles. The county has measured, that over a 24-hour period, approximately 5% of this traffic is semi-truck traffic. In this case, slab settlement has no doubt occurred due to a combination of poor compaction during construction, load limits being regularly exceeded,…
Back-Yard Sink-Hole Repair for the City of Newnan
The Problem The City of Newnan contacted us to examine a sink hole in a resident’s back yard. On investigation we discovered that the buried 48-inch corrugated metal pipe was bent, causing several of the Pipe’s joints to separate. This separation allowed support soil from below, around and above to flow into the pipe causing the sink hole to grow. As it grew, it affected the neighbor’s yard as well. With such a massive loss of support soil, the pipe continued to move, the separation of pipe joints worsened, and we saw how the earth opened to form this dangerous sink hole.