Step-by-Step Elevation Guide

STEP 1: The Delivery of Equipment

On the day your project is scheduled to begin, one of Abry Brothers’ skilled PROJECT MANAGERS will arrive with our field team to deliver equipment and prepare your home for either our House Elevation Service or our Foundation Repair service.

STEP 2: The Installation of Jacks

Abry Brothers’ uses a state of the art digitally driven, hydraulic jacking system to execute its house elevation services and foundation repair services. These jacks are the first heavy equipment to be installed beneath your home.

STEP 3: The Elevation/Leveling of the Home

Using hydraulic jacking system Abry Brothers’ will carefully execute the process of LEVELING and/or ELEVATING your home.

STEP 4: The Installation of Shims

Once the jacks have done their job, Abry Brothers’ highly skill field team will place concrete shims beneath the structure of your home.

STEP 5: The Digging of Foundations

Once the house elevation service has been completed, should your project require additional foundations, Abry Brothers’ skilled field teams will carefully cut trenches beneath your home. They will take great care to avoid utility lines and existing structural elements. Any dirt removed from beneath your home will be stored in a location (designated by the homeowner) on the job site and will be used to backfill areas of work once the job has been completed.

STEP 6: The Removal of Damaged Structure

After the shims have been secured, Abry Brothers’ will begin the the foundation repair process by removing any compromised structural elements: rotting wooden beams, deteriorating wooden pilings or cracked and crumbling concrete.

STEP 7a: The Repair of Damaged Structure

Following the removal and cleaning of any damaged material, Abry Brothers’ skilled structural carpenters will complete its foundation repair services by replacing and/or constructing new under-floor structural systems for your home. This process can be complicated, difficult and dangerous. However, Abry Brothers’ has the experience and the expertise to do the job – and do it right.

STEP 7b: Installation of Segmental Precast CONCRETE Pilings

Should you be raising a slab house, to complete the foundation repair service, Abry Brothers trained field team will install segmental precast concrete pilings. We use eight inch masonry cubes. The materials that we use and our methods of installation allow us to offer a lifetime guarantee on all of the pilings that we install. Ask your sales representative about our transferable warranty.

STEP 8: Cleaning up the Construction Zone

We are committed to quality foundation repair, but the job doesn’t end there. After the completion of heavy construction, Abry Brothers’ committed field teams will work hard to make sure the job site is a clean and as tidy as it was when they arrived to begin your foundation repair. Should your project require, we will work closely with landscapers and excavators to make sure that all of your needs are met.

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