Foundation Settlement in Sayreville, NJ

This home is a ranch-style home built in the 1960's. The three bedroom ranch and one car garage were built on very poor soil conditions. Settlement of 16 inches was observed in the right rear corner of the house, and settlement of more than 4 inches was observed on the north side of the garage. Cracking in drywall, doors and windows that would not open and close, and uneven surfaces were encountered throughout the home. Due to the severe settlement, the homeowner was seeking to replace the foundation to bring the home to a level position. However, foundation replacement alone would not be enough as the homeowner wanted assurance that settlement would not occur again with their new foundation.Solution
Quality 1st Basement Systems, working with the homeowner's mason, used foundation raising piers to lift the entire house of its foundation. The old foundation was completely removed. Then 28 new construction helical piers were driven 36 feet deep into the soil; a depth in which the soil is compact and solid enough to support the entire structure. The tops of the helical piers were cast into the new footing/grade beam, the foundation was rebuilt and then the house was carefully lowered to sit on top of this brand new, secure foundation. The garage was lifted back into level with 8 additional push piers. To learn more about this project visit
This 1960's ranch-style house was built in poor soil. Settlement of 16 inches was observed in the right rear corner of the house, and settlement of more than 4 inches was observed on the north side of the garage.
To fix this problem the entire house was raised from the old foundation, which was completely removed.
Twenty eight new construction helical piers were driven to the ground to support the new foundation.
Helical piers driven 36 feet into the ground.
Helical piers were driven 36 feet into the ground, to a strata where the bedrock soil is strong enough to support the weight of the structure.
Rebar is placed and the footing is ready for concrete.

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  • Lynne
    on Feb 22, 2014

    about how much does this cost, i have a basement wall that's pushing in on one side..thanks for the post

    • @Lynne Based on what you describe, it might be possible to solve your problem with wall anchors -- which is more affordable than foundation replacement. There is a company in Detroit that can help you: Foundation Systems of Michigan: They will inspect the place for free and give you a quote on the best solution. Hope this helps and please keep us posted.

  • Marion Nesbitt
    Marion Nesbitt
    on May 23, 2014

    The longer description says the piers were 36 feet. In the pics, it says 36 inches. ??? I'm thinking 36 inches should have been 36 feet???

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