custom engineered piling solutions

Commercial/Civil Division

We are the deep foundation solution experts. Ram Jack West provides steel piles that equip engineers to design reliable and lasting solutions. Built on 25+ years of experience, Ram Jack West offers the expertise and quality you need in a local piling contractor with national resources. With continued research and development, we have patented the most advanced technologies in the deep foundation industry. You can move forward with confidence knowing we maintain code compliance, providing piles and brackets that reach the highest rating among competitors’ products recognized by ESR-1854. Ram Jack has the most products recognized by the ICC and boasts an ISO 9001:2015-certified manufacturing facility.

We are proud to be able to provide customized services for commercial clients - Ram Jack West is your source for tailored solutions from our design team and a group of the best engineers in the business. Let us value engineer your next project!

Ram Jack West can also provide Design-Build services for civil, industrial, commercial, or residential projects.

project capabilities

New Construction Piling

Seismic Retrofit

Foundation Repair

Carbon Fiber

Seawall Repair

Retaining Walls

Sheet Piling

Poly Foam Injection

Whether it’s the wide variety of types of driven pile (steel h-pile, pipe pile, sheet pile), micro piles, pin piles, helical piles, tie back anchors or soil nail walls, Ram Jack has your foundation needs covered. We can get where others can’t, due to our specialized equipment that requires minimal overhead clearance, smaller operating footprint and fast mob in and set up. This efficiency also saves our clients money, and in construction, “time is money”.

Explore our website and get to know us – see what we have done, and what we can do.

Next time you have a commercial or civil foundation need, contact Ram Jack West. We do the ordinary, and the not so ordinary safely, with professionalism, expediency and cost efficiency. Give us a call today and one of our experts will be happy to discuss the options available to meet your needs!

Commercial/Civil foundation services

If you don't see your particular need below, please contact us for customized solutions.

Our systems for new construction include:

At Ram Jack®, we design our piles to support the loads and forces—compression, uplift, lateral, moments—that commercial structures face. Every commercial project is custom-designed by the EOR or Ram Jack’s in-house engineers. Our manufacturing facility is ISO 9001:2015-certified, so we can consistently provide products and services that meet customer and regulatory requirements in the industry.

We also are the first manufacturer of helical piles to receive the Evaluation Service Report (ESR-1854) and have ICC-ES recognized products, which means engineers, architects, and contractors can trust that our products and services have been verified to meet load capacity and compliance with the International Building Code (IBC) for their new-construction project.

Our new-construction piles can actually increase the value of a new home or commercial building by putting in preventative measures against downward settlement. These piles are also extremely cost-effective, and we make sure the capacity of each pile is accurately measured using installation torque. We can also install the new-construction piles in nearly any type of weather, keeping your project on track.

Ram Jack gets foundation solutions right the first time—everything we do is focused on quality. After four decades in this industry, we know what engineers need to make sure their designs work.

Helical Piles

Ram Jack's helical piers are often equal substitutions for conventional, heavier piling for foundation support in buildings, bridges, boardwalks, communication towers and a variety of other applications. We are often able to install helical piers when piling won’t fit, while still providing the required bearing for the foundation.  

Helical piers require very little space to install, yet they can provide tremendous support for the foundation that they become a part of. Ram Jack offers many different sizes, structural capacities and applications for our helical piers, your next project may be a prime candidate to use them.

Ram Jack helical piers are a cost effective foundation alternative for commercial and heavy-civil projects to mitigate soil conditions that are not conducive to heavy bearing capacity or stability. We can install helical piers in very tight quarters and our skilled engineering staff will calculate what’s needed to ensure that your project is a success.

Faster and more cost effective than conventional pile driving, more and more engineers and architects are realizing that helical piers are a viable and economic alternative for foundations that will stay where they belong while supporting their intended load.

Ram Jack helical piles may be used in new construction where the costs or risks associated with conventional concrete foundations dictate, or they can be utilized to sustain or remediate existing structures whose foundations are in distress.

  • Compression and tension applications such as foundations for buildings, pedestrian bridges, solar fields, launch pads, etc
  • Tension applications such as tie backs in retaining walls, basement walls, guy towers, etc
  • Shear and overturning applications such as lighting poles and self-supporting tower foundations
  • Underpinning distressed foundations or augmenting existing foundations for heavier loads
Ram Jack West - Helical Piles for Commercial Foundation Repair
Ram Jack West - Helical Piles for Commercial Foundation Repair
Ram Jack West - Helical Piles for Commercial Foundation Repair
Ram Jack West - Helical Piles for Commercial Foundation Repair

advantages of helical pile technology

Through extensive research and development we have advanced an efficient system that reaches maximum practical recovery. Our system includes the connection of screw piles through the ram jack patented threaded connect that provides the exact placement for each pile without fail.

how the ram jack helical pile system Benefits engineers:

  • Clean installation
  • Once installed, loading is allowed instantly 
  • Quiet installation, no vibrations during
  • No weather delays
  • Extensive testing is performed to ensure the exact torque values are achieved
  • Extremely adaptive for almost all foundation types
  • No structure for reaction resistance required

quality products you can depend on

All our helical pile components have a thermoplastic coating, which has been specifically designed to provide a long-lasting, tough coating. The thermoplastic coating meets the Acceptance Criteria for Corrosion Protection of Steel Foundation Systems Using Polymer (EAA) Coatings (AC228). The acceptance criterion was adopted by the International Code Council (ICC) in October 2003. The thermoplastic coating is environment-friendly and has a technical lifespan of 50 years.

The next time you have a project that calls for, or may be a prime candidate for helical piers, think Ram Jack West.  We’ll add stability to your unstable substrate, giving you the confidence that your building or bridge will be “rock solid” for many years to come.

Driven Piles

Ram Jack West is very well equipped to install a variety of piling, from h-piles and sheet piles to pipe piles in lengths up to 50 ft. Driven steel piles are sometimes referred to as push or resistance piles. We do this in locations and situations that logistically are very difficult or even impossible for crane mounted conventional pile driving gear. Ram Jack adeptly installs piling in both commercial and heavy/civil applications.

Because we use a Movax SP 60 side mounted vibratory pile driver mounted on a Cat 324 excavator, our “footprint” required to drive piles is very compact, both laterally and vertically. We can install piling with limited overhead clearance, such as when overhead power lines can’t be moved or de-energized. We can also get under bridges, docks, viaducts and a wide variety of other overhead challenges where conventional pile driving equipment simply won’t work.

We not only overcome logistical challenges, but we’re quieter and more cost effective installing your pile. Ram Jack can mob in and be driving piling on your job in less than a half day. When noise restrictions are a concern, our method of vibratory installation excels over conventional diesel, pneumatic or drop pile hammers. You’ll save time not waiting for a crane to get rigged up with pile gear ready to drive. In many cases, you may not even need a large crane on your job. If you don’t have to mob in a large crane with pile gear, you save time and money.

Deep piles in this context are also known as pin piles. They come in a variety of sizes, from 2-4" diameters are the most common but we have the facility to custom fabricate any size for special orders.

If your project requires deep foundation piling, think Ram Jack West. We will get in and out quickly, quietly and cost effectively, with minimal downstream environmental impacts.

Micro Piles

A micropile is a long, steel device that goes deep into the ground to create a strong foundation for large, heavy buildings. Micropiles are highly useful because they do not take up much space, and allow for tall buildings to be built in cramped spaces. They are designed to sustain extremely heavy loads, and have been known to uphold weights in the excess of 1,000 tons.

Micro piles are especially useful for underpinning an existing foundation that has become either unstable or structurally unsound enough to support its intended load. Ram Jack has the specialized equipment, trained crews and experience from other commercial projects to be your source for micro pile installation in a variety of applications. In addition to underpinning, we can also install micro piles in bridge foundations, transmission towers, retaining walls and a variety of other applications.

Ram Jack West - Micro Piles
Ram Jack West - Micro Piles
Ram Jack West - Micro Piles
Ram Jack West - Micro Piles

Our micro pile applications require a small “footprint” for the equipment required to install them, making them a perfect candidate for tight spaces, difficult access or environmentally sensitive areas that still require high yield bearing capacity.

Ram Jack has multiple drills that can install plumb and battered micro piles where deep installations are a necessity.  We also have the versatility to combine micro piles with other foundation applications on the same project, such as driven piling or helical piers. We’ve successfully installed micro piles in some very challenging geographic locations, on the side of hills, in very constrained work areas and where minimizing environmental impacts have been a key factor.

Ram Jack West has the skills and technology necessary to install these powerful foundation devices so that you can build your business exactly as envisioned, even in congested areas or on top of poor quality soil. If the neighborhood your business is located in is undergoing construction, you may want to consider installing a micropile to ensure that shifting ground will not impact your building’s foundation.

advantages of micro piles

  • Functional in virtually all types of soil
  • Externally high load capacity
  • Works with both compression and tension loads
  • Very useful in confined spaces

Micropiles have quickly become a favorite tool for construction workers. They are relatively quick and easy to install, and do phenomenal work repairing a building with a damaged foundation. Micropiles can also be installed without pre-drilling, saving hours of time and cutting down on construction costs.

New Construction Projects

Our systems for Seismic Retrofitting include:

Helical Piles

At the University of California, San Diego Ram Jack was apart of a groundbreaking test to show the perfomance of Helical Piles under an existing structure in seismic liquefaction zones. The test was funded by PEER (Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center) and was actually the first of its kind to be performed in the United States. The test was extremely successful in showing the performance of Ram Jack's Helical Piles in such conditions, a summary of the test is below.

test 1

Seismic Retrofit Test 1

During the first test there was no underpinning at all underneath the structure and it settled 11" when it went through the seismic event

test 2

Seismic Retrofit Test 2

During the second test there was 4 Ram Jack helical piles supporting the footing and with the same shake it only moved .5"

11" on a structure would likely cause it to collapse but .5" people would survive. Don't risk it, call Ram Jack West today!

Why are helical piles the best solution for seismic retrofits?

  • Clean installation with no spoils
  • Can be loaded immediately after installation
  • No weather delays
  • No vibration
  • A warranty you can count on

Using Helical Piles for seismic upgrades allows us to mitigate a lot of the costs that is incurred by these seismic retrofits while having the least invasive solution.

Micro Piles

A micropile is a long, steel device that goes deep into the ground to create a strong foundation for large, heavy buildings. Micropiles are highly useful because they do not take up much space, and allow for tall buildings to be built in cramped spaces. They are designed to sustain extremely heavy loads, and have been known to uphold weights in the excess of 1,000 tons.

Micro piles are especially useful for underpinning an existing foundation that has become either unstable or structurally unsound enough to support its intended load. Ram Jack has the specialized equipment, trained crews and experience from other commercial projects to be your source for micro pile installation in a variety of applications. In addition to underpinning, we can also install micro piles in bridge foundations, transmission towers, retaining walls and a variety of other applications.

Our micro pile applications require a small “footprint” for the equipment required to install them, making them a perfect candidate for tight spaces, difficult access or environmentally sensitive areas that still require high yield bearing capacity.

Ram Jack has multiple drills that can install plumb and battered micro piles where deep installations are a necessity.  We also have the versatility to combine micro piles with other foundation applications on the same project, such as driven piling or helical piers. We’ve successfully installed micro piles in some very challenging geographic locations, on the side of hills, in very constrained work areas and where minimizing environmental impacts have been a key factor.

Ram Jack West has the skills and technology necessary to install these powerful foundation devices so that you can build your business exactly as envisioned, even in congested areas or on top of poor quality soil. If the neighborhood your business is located in is undergoing construction, you may want to consider installing a micropile to ensure that shifting ground will not impact your building’s foundation.

advantages of micro piles

  • Functional in virtually all types of soil
  • Externally high load capacity
  • Works with both compression and tension loads
  • Very useful in confined spaces

Micropiles have quickly become a favorite tool for construction workers. They are relatively quick and easy to install, and do phenomenal work repairing a building with a damaged foundation. Micropiles can also be installed without pre-drilling, saving hours of time and cutting down on construction costs.

Seismic Retrofit Projects

Our systems for Foundation Repair include:

Helical Piles

Ram Jack's helical piers are often equal substitutions for conventional, heavier piling for foundation support in buildings, bridges, boardwalks, communication towers and a variety of other applications. We are often able to install helical piers when piling won’t fit, while still providing the required bearing for the foundation.  

Helical piers require very little space to install, yet they can provide tremendous support for the foundation that they become a part of. Ram Jack offers many different sizes, structural capacities and applications for our helical piers, your next project may be a prime candidate to use them.

Ram Jack helical piers are a cost effective foundation alternative for commercial and heavy-civil projects to mitigate soil conditions that are not conducive to heavy bearing capacity or stability. We can install helical piers in very tight quarters and our skilled engineering staff will calculate what’s needed to ensure that your project is a success.

Faster and more cost effective than conventional pile driving, more and more engineers and architects are realizing that helical piers are a viable and economic alternative for foundations that will stay where they belong while supporting their intended load.

Driven Piles

Ram Jack West is very well equipped to install a variety of piling, from h-piles and sheet piles to pipe piles in lengths up to 50 ft. Driven steel piles are sometimes referred to as push or resistance piles. We do this in locations and situations that logistically are very difficult or even impossible for crane mounted conventional pile driving gear. Ram Jack adeptly installs piling in both commercial and heavy/civil applications.

Because we use a Movax SP 60 side mounted vibratory pile driver mounted on a Cat 324 excavator, our “footprint” required to drive piles is very compact, both laterally and vertically. We can install piling with limited overhead clearance, such as when overhead power lines can’t be moved or de-energized. We can also get under bridges, docks, viaducts and a wide variety of other overhead challenges where conventional pile driving equipment simply won’t work.

We not only overcome logistical challenges, but we’re quieter and more cost effective installing your pile. Ram Jack can mob in and be driving piling on your job in less than a half day. When noise restrictions are a concern, our method of vibratory installation excels over conventional diesel, pneumatic or drop pile hammers. You’ll save time not waiting for a crane to get rigged up with pile gear ready to drive. In many cases, you may not even need a large crane on your job. If you don’t have to mob in a large crane with pile gear, you save time and money.

Deep piles in this context are also known as pin piles. They come in a variety of sizes, from 2-4" diameters are the most common but we have the facility to custom fabricate any size for special orders.

If your project requires deep foundation piling, think Ram Jack West. We will get in and out quickly, quietly and cost effectively, with minimal downstream environmental impacts.

Micro Piles

A micropile is a long, steel device that goes deep into the ground to create a strong foundation for large, heavy buildings. Micropiles are highly useful because they do not take up much space, and allow for tall buildings to be built in cramped spaces. They are designed to sustain extremely heavy loads, and have been known to uphold weights in the excess of 1,000 tons.

Micro piles are especially useful for underpinning an existing foundation that has become either unstable or structurally unsound enough to support its intended load. Ram Jack has the specialized equipment, trained crews and experience from other commercial projects to be your source for micro pile installation in a variety of applications. In addition to underpinning, we can also install micro piles in bridge foundations, transmission towers, retaining walls and a variety of other applications.

Our micro pile applications require a small “footprint” for the equipment required to install them, making them a perfect candidate for tight spaces, difficult access or environmentally sensitive areas that still require high yield bearing capacity.

Ram Jack has multiple drills that can install plumb and battered micro piles where deep installations are a necessity.  We also have the versatility to combine micro piles with other foundation applications on the same project, such as driven piling or helical piers. We’ve successfully installed micro piles in some very challenging geographic locations, on the side of hills, in very constrained work areas and where minimizing environmental impacts have been a key factor.

Ram Jack West has the skills and technology necessary to install these powerful foundation devices so that you can build your business exactly as envisioned, even in congested areas or on top of poor quality soil. If the neighborhood your business is located in is undergoing construction, you may want to consider installing a micropile to ensure that shifting ground will not impact your building’s foundation.

advantages of micro piles

  • Functional in virtually all types of soil
  • Externally high load capacity
  • Works with both compression and tension loads
  • Very useful in confined spaces

Micropiles have quickly become a favorite tool for construction workers. They are relatively quick and easy to install, and do phenomenal work repairing a building with a damaged foundation. Micropiles can also be installed without pre-drilling, saving hours of time and cutting down on construction costs.

Tie back anchors

Whether it’s helical or conventional high strength bar grouted into a pre-drilled hole tie back anchors, Ram Jack West has you covered. Some of the most common applications for tie back anchors are to stop lateral movement, such as in a retaining shoring wall. They are also used in building foundations and walls to stabilize the structure and stop lateral movement. Tie back anchors are commonly used as part of a retaining wall / shoring system to anchor whalers that hold a sheet pile wall or a retaining wall with lagging plumb.

Ram Jack West - Tie Back Anchors
Ram Jack West - Tie Back Anchors

Another derivative of tie back anchors is soil nailing. Soil nails are used to retain what may often be a steep cut slope that may have questionable enough material on the face that it won’t stand on its own. Soil nail installation is very similar to grouted tie back anchors, except that the rods are usually smaller in diameter and embed into the soil or rock behind the cut deep enough to get solid bearing.

Soil nails often hold rock fall nets in place, or retain a wire mesh screen that later gets shotcrete or some other material applied to it. These are also sometimes called rock anchors.

Ram Jack has multiple drills and accessories to accommodate a wide variety of tie back anchor drilling applications and conditions. Our experienced crews have the expertise to get your tie back anchor job done right.Our versatility allows us to combine tie back anchor installation with other methods of foundation reinforcement, such as helical piers or micro piles. Just one call to Ram Jack is all you need, we’ll take care of the rest, whether it’s leaning retaining walls, foundation walls or shoring walls.

When you think tie back anchors for your next project, think Ram Jack West. Our skilled crews and specialized equipment will get your job done quickly, economically and minimize downstream environmental impacts.

Foundation Repair Projects

If your property is waterside, then the integrity of your seawall is crucial for the overall health of your home. The purpose of a seawall is to protect your property from erosion by rivers or streams, ponds, lakes, or the ocean.

Ignoring seawall problems can have dangerous ramifications to the structural integrity of your seawall and can even result in complete failure. Some might suggest replacing the seawall entirely but this method is time-consuming, expensive, and often requires the removal of structures near the seawall. Ineffective methods such as hydraulic cement, slurry, sodium silicate, and crushed seashells can be quick fixes but fail to be a permanent solution.

Ram Jack West is a proud member of the Seawall Repair Network, using advanced technologies to completely restore the structural integrity of your seawall.

Advanced Seawall repair solutions

Not all repair methods and seawall companies are the same. Some contractors often end up making the problem worse by installing inferior repair materials like hydraulic cement, slurry, sodium silicate, and crushed seashells. These repair methods are not only ineffective but also potentially dangerous. They can lead to further damage and even more expensive repairs in the future if not taken care of now. The problem with these solutions is that they do not address the underlying issue of why your seawall failed in the first place - which is unstable soil surrounding your seawall.

Ram Jack provides the most effective proprietary seawall repair material, with advanced training in Seawall Repair Network product and solution application methods.

tie back anchors

Whether it’s helical or conventional high strength bar grouted into a pre-drilled hole tie back anchors, Ram Jack West has you covered. Some of the most common applications for tie back anchors are to stop lateral movement, such as in a retaining shoring wall. They are also used in building foundations and walls to stabilize the structure and stop lateral movement. Tie back anchors are commonly used as part of a retaining wall / shoring system to anchor whalers that hold a sheet pile wall or a retaining wall with lagging plumb.

Another derivative of tie back anchors is soil nailing. Soil nails are used to retain what may often be a steep cut slope that may have questionable enough material on the face that it won’t stand on its own. Soil nail installation is very similar to grouted tie back anchors, except that the rods are usually smaller in diameter and embed into the soil or rock behind the cut deep enough to get solid bearing.

Soil nails often hold rock fall nets in place, or retain a wire mesh screen that later gets shotcrete or some other material applied to it. These are also sometimes called rock anchors.

Ram Jack has multiple drills and accessories to accommodate a wide variety of tie back anchor drilling applications and conditions. Our experienced crews have the expertise to get your tie back anchor job done right.Our versatility allows us to combine tie back anchor installation with other methods of foundation reinforcement, such as helical piers or micro piles. Just one call to Ram Jack is all you need, we’ll take care of the rest, whether it’s leaning retaining walls, foundation walls or shoring walls.

When you think tie back anchors for your next project, think Ram Jack West. Our skilled crews and specialized equipment will get your job done quickly, economically and minimize downstream environmental impacts.

Polyurethane Foam

Concrete is one of the most reliable materials we use in construction, but it still isn’t perfect. Over time, concrete can crack, shift, heave, or crumble. If these issues are left unaddressed they could become a major safety hazard. Our polyurethane foam injection service offers a revolutionary repair solution that’s fast and affordable without the need for demolition or costly replacements.

No matter how large or small your problem might be, we’re committed to offering you a quality solution that prioritizes safety and integrity, while being delivered on-time. 

Seawall Repair Projects

Seawall Repair

Protecting Drinking Water from Potential Flood Contamination

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With so many different types, sizes and styles of retaining walls out there, it’s hard to find one stop shopping.  If your retaining wall needs involve driving piling and installing lagging in between them, then Ram Jack West is your contractor.

We have installed an intriguing variety of retaining walls – from the more conventional h-pile with timber lagging and h-pile with steel plates to the less conventional such as h-pile using guard rail members and soil nails for subsequent applications, Ram Jack has you covered.

Ram Jack West - Retaining Walls
Ram Jack West - Retaining Walls

Driven Piles

Ram Jack installed a 760 ft. retaining wall using steel h-piling and steel plates placed in between the piles alongside a busy state highway to mitigate a slide. We’ve also installed h-piling and placed timber lagging in between. And in “less conventional methods” but at the request of the customer, we’ve driven piling and used the rail elements of guard rail for the retaining system. Our versatile equipment and experienced crews can also accommodate installing sheet piling retaining walls in various applications.

We use our Movax SP 60 sonic vibratory side grip pile driver mounted to a Cat 324 excavator for our retaining wall installations. We can work within very tight space constraints, even when the overhead clearance is limited, such as working under overhead power lines. On one wall we drove not only 35 ft. long HP 14 x 73 steel piles but also 12 ft. long x 6 ft. tall 1” thick steel plates in between the piling.  In this case, Ram Jack’s versatility saved the general contractor having to bring in a crane and pile gear, providing significant savings. It also meant that another excavator did not have to come in to dig out for the steel plate installation.

If noise restrictions are a concern, Ram Jack has you covered. Our vibratory pile driver is significantly quieter than conventional pile driving methods, such as diesel, pneumatic or drop hammers. This makes Ram Jack the obvious choice when compliance with strict environmental constraints is critical.

Thanks to the versatility of our installation system and equipment, you, the customer save time and money by only needing to have one piece of equipment do the entire retaining wall installation.  When you think pile retaining walls for your next project, think Ram Jack West. Our skilled crews and specialized equipment will get your job done quickly, quietly, economically and with respect for the environment.

Retaining Wall Projects

steel sheet piling

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Steel sheet piles are an innovative structural solution for creating a wall to retain either soil or water. Utilizing a vertical interlocking system, the long structural sections come together in order to form a continuous wall with impressive strength and stability.

Applications of steel sheet piles

  • Levee strengthening
  • Retaining walls
  • Breakwaters
  • Bulkheads
  • Environmental barrier walls
  • Bridge Abutments
  • Underground parking garages

Vinyl sheet piling

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Shoreguard® vinyl sheet piles can be used for various applications.

Benefits of Shoreguard® vinyl sheet piling

  • Cost-effective
  • Sustainable building material
  • Clean, environmentally friendly solution
  • Easy installation
  • Longer service life over traditional materials such as wood, concrete, or steel

Sheet Piling Projects

Carbon fiber has been proven to strengthen, support, and stabilize concrete structures. We offer several solutions that are suitable for almost any concrete or masonry component with products that are high-strength, light-weight, and non-invasive.

Benefits of using SRS carbon fiber:

  • Low aesthetic impact (can be painted or coated to match the existing finishes)
  • 10X stronger than steel
  • Stops movement of the structure
  • 100% made in the USA 

Visit Structuralrs.com to learn more about the technical data behind their products.

Carbon fiber solutions

Retaining Wall Reinforcement

Carbon fiber is an extremely effective way to reinforce, stabilize, and repair damaged or deteriorated retaining walls. To successfully arrest movement in a retaining wall, "restraint" has to be provided. We provide restraint by utilizing tiebacks or anchors to hold back the top part of the wall. If you just add carbon fiber straps to a wall that is tipping, the wall will continue to tip but as one reinforced section. Incorporating tiebacks and anchors into the repair allows the carbon fiber to withstand any movement between the tiebacks and the backfill, restraining the base of the wall.

Check out a recent job we completed using carbon fiber along with tiebacks to repair and strengthen a retaining wall on an elementary school playground in Happy Valley, Oregon.

Retaining Wall Reinforcement using Carbon Fiber
Retaining Wall Reinforcement using Carbon Fiber
Retaining Wall Reinforcement using Carbon Fiber
Retaining Wall Reinforcement using Carbon Fiber
Retaining Wall Reinforcement using Carbon Fiber
Retaining Wall Reinforcement using Carbon Fiber

Column Strengthening

Structural components are usually built with steel rebar to achieve the necessary tensile capacity for the intended loads. However, if the rebar is missing, becomes damaged, or starts to deteriorate, carbon fiber can be added to the existing component to increase the tensile capacity. Carbon fiber is a very popular choice for strengthening damaged or deteriorated concrete columns because when columns begin to fail, carbon fiber can provide strengthening systems that allow them to carry larger loads. Using carbon fiber is a non-invasive and sustainable method as opposed to traditional methods that require costly demolition and reconstruction of reinforced concrete columns.

Most concrete infrastructure that was constructed before 1977 lacks the adequate structural reinforcement to resist lateral forces and sustain gravity loads during a seismic event. These infrastructures are at risk for crumbling and collapsing in the event of an earthquake, presenting greater financial liability and safety concerns.

The benefits of using carbon fiber to rehabilitate concrete infrastructure include; non-invasive, non-corrosive, lightweight, cost-effective, high durability, easily conforms, high tensile strength, and it meets seismic requirements.

Types of column failure

Types of Column Failure
Column Strengthening using Carbon Fiber
Column Strengthening using Carbon Fiber

structural wall Opening

When making changes to any structural component of infrastructures such as a slab or a wall, one must think about the rebar or tensioning cables that need to be cut. In most cases, carbon fiber reinforced polymer can be used to transfer the stress that is around the opening and put it back to the beginning tensile carrying components.

Carbon fiber has a super-thin profile making it easy to install around mechanical components compared to traditional steel installations that are invasive and heavy. The fact that carbon fiber is 10X stronger than steel but significantly lighter adds a huge advantage when wanting to increase the load capacity of a structure but not wanting to add additional weight to it.

Structural Wall Opening using Carbon Fiber
Structural Wall Opening using Carbon Fiber

Beam Strengthening

With infrastructure starting to become out of date and building materials rising in cost, carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) is more commonly being used to repair or re-purpose existing structures instead of building new ones. In most cases, strengthening with CFRP is the most cost-effective and timesaving solution compared to traditional methods. CFRP is not only more sustainable but has also been proven to increase the flexural and shear capacity of existing beams for increased loading.

Beam Strengthening using Carbon Fiber
Beam Strengthening using Carbon Fiber
Beam Strengthening using Carbon Fiber

Balcony Restoration

When making changes to any structural component of infrastructures such as a slab or a wall, one must think about the rebar or tensioning cables that need to be cut. In most cases, carbon fiber reinforced polymer can be used to transfer the stress that is around the opening and put it back to the beginning tensile carrying components.

Carbon fiber has a super-thin profile making it easy to install around mechanical components compared to traditional steel installations that are invasive and heavy. The fact that carbon fiber is 10X stronger than steel but significantly lighter adds a huge advantage when wanting to increase the load capacity of a structure but not wanting to add additional weight to it.

Balcony restoration using carbon fiber
Balcony restoration using carbon fiber
Balcony restoration using carbon fiber

Carbon Fiber Projects

Concrete is one of the most reliable materials we use in construction, but it still isn’t perfect. Over time, concrete can crack, shift, heave, or crumble. If these issues are left unaddressed they could become a major safety hazard. Our polyurethane foam injection service offers a revolutionary repair solution that’s fast and affordable without the need for demolition or costly replacements.

If you need to raise a foundation, backfill, or fill a void under a building, poly foam is an effective solution. No matter how large or small your problem might be, we’re committed to offering you a quality solution that prioritizes safety and integrity, while being delivered on-time. 

Alchemy-Spetec manufactures the expanding polyurethane foam.

What is Polyurethane foam Injection?

Poly foam injection is a modernized process for restoring and re-leveling concrete slabs. The method involves drilling small holes in the existing concrete and pumping poly foam into them to fill the voids and re-level the surface. The poly foam works by expanding as it is injected, lifting and re-leveling the concrete. As poly foam sets quickly, it can be used immediately after the injections are done, resulting in minimal disruption to everyday activities. Poly foam injection provides a long lasting, cost-effective solution to stabilizing concrete surfaces without the need for the costly replacements, making it an ideal choice for many different applications.

The benefit of poly foam injection

  • Non-disruptive technique & requires very little equipment
  • Quick installation
  • It's lightweight material means there is minimal additional damage to the concrete
  • Can be installed in any weather condition

We can use poly foam to repair:

  • Uneven concrete walkways
  • Driveways
  • Concrete patios and pool decks
  • Steps
  • Seawalls
  • Concrete slabs and more

Commercial & Industrial Slab lifting

Poly Foam Project

Retaining Wall
Vancouver Home Retaining Wall
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Helical Tie-Back Piles
Residential Retaining Wall Repair
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Micro Piles
Spring St. Duplex
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Soil Nails
Crumbling Rock Wall
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Helical Piles
Salishan Helicals
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Micro Piles
Portland Hillside
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Helical Piles & Driven Piles
Multi-Unit Home Recovery
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Helical Piles
Helicals Installed at Hayward Field
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Helical Piles
Condominiums in Bellevue, WA
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Helical Piles
Washington Park Arboretum Loop Trail
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Adams School Campus
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Seismic Retrofit of Middle School using Helical Piles
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Ram Jack Designs, Builds Customized Micropile Brackets for Seismic Retrofit
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Swanson Saw Mill
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