Archive for April, 2009
Midwest Basement Systems was recently awarded a project to install 66 new construction helical piles for a school renovation project in Leon, IA. The piles will be installed to support the new foundations as well as a structural slab. Helical piers were the perfect solution for this project because of limited access adjacent and within the existing building. The project also requires that a load test be conducted to verify the pile capacity and performance (settlement) under load. Tim Heady, owner of Midwest Basement Systems, recently hired a new employee, Mark Rasmusson, to manage his commercial foundation division. Mark’s engineering background and construction experience will be a great asset to Midwest Basement Systems on these types of projects.
Foundation Repair of Western Colorado recently completed an interesting project for the Hotchkiss-Crawford Historical Society. The project involved the installation of the FSI Model 288 Push Pier System to re-level and straighten two historic stone pillars at the entrance to the Delta County Fairgrounds in Hotchkiss, Colorado. The historic pillars were over eight inches out-of-level and Ted’s crew was able to restore the pillars back to their original position. During the lifting process, many on-lookers from the community were present to cheer on the crew at the success of straightening the pillars!