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Which Foundation Repair Solution is the Best?

Foundation Repair in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads

Foundation Repair Northern VirginiaAtlas Master Companies offers professional foundation repair and foundation failure prevention through our line of New Construction Products, Earth Retention, and Lighting Foundations. Our highly trained team utilizes the latest equipment from Earth Contact Products.

AMC911 can help you determine which foundation repair solution is best for your Virginia home or business. We offer a no cost-no obligation inspection so that you can know what you are facing with your foundation repairs. For more information about our services, please follow the links below.

Foundation Repair

Common Foundation Problems in Virginia Beach and Hampton Roads

Most foundation problems stem from soil related moisture issues. When water builds up around your home, it can create pressure against your foundation or crawlspace walls. This can cause bowing walls, cracks, and seepage, which can eventually lead to structural failure. You can prevent water buildup around your home by making sure that your drainage systems are working well. Regularly clean out your gutters to ensure that water isn’t spilling out onto your foundation. Also, if you have soil surrounding your home’s foundation, consider replacing it with gravel or pebbles. Soil is like a sponge, and will expand when wet. Alternatively, gravel works as a natural drainage system and will keep water away from your home.

Do you have foundation problems? Here are some signs to look for:

  • Foundation walls that are buckled or bowed
  • Doors and windows that stick or don’t open properly
  • Cracks in foundation walls
  • Cracks in walls and ceilings
  • Sunken or buckled interior concrete floors
  • Leaning chimney
  • Garage column cracksNorthern Virginia Foundation Failure

How To Fix Virginia Foundations – Our Solutions to Your Foundation Problems

If you are experiencing foundation damage in your Virginia home, Atlas Master Companies can install Chance® anchors to raise it and give it permanent stabilization. Chance® anchors are rated up to 100,000 pounds each and are available in round or square shafts which are manufactured from galvanized steel. Special brackets are used to stabilize or lift foundations that are in need of repair. Atlas Master Companies is certified to install these pre-engineered and manufactured underpinning systems that are evaluated and listed by all the national building code agencies.

One of the most important things for you to do as a homeowner is to have a soil boring test completed on the area that we will be installing the anchors. This will determine how far down we will need to go in order to reach stable soil. Usually we will excavate a hole at each anchor location wide enough and deep enough to place a bracket under the foundation and the leading section of the anchor with the proper number and size of helices will be installed by a rotary installing machine. Extensions are added until the helices are at the proper depth and the predetermined torque is achieved. At that point the bracket is added, the load is transferred to the anchor, and the building can be stabilized or lifted according to the plan of repair.

If You Experience Foundation Repair Problems in Virginia, What Should You Do Next?

Foundation failure is nothing to mess with. Your home or business is likely your biggest investment, and your foundation is one of the most important parts of your home or business structure. If you see the signs, know that foundation repair is not a DIY job. You need a foundation repair team in Virginia that can fix your foundation problems the first time around. They need to use the best underpinning products and have the most highly trained foundation repair staff. At Atlas Master Companies, this is exactly what you will get. We are proud to say that this family owned business can provide you with top quality products as well as the most highly trained foundation repair staff around. We pride ourselves on quality and great customer service. We want to fix your foundation, do it right the first time, and make sure it is done in your budget. Call us today to learn more about our foundation repair services in the Hampton Roads and Virginia Beach area.

New Construction

Residential / Commercial

Atlas Stuctural Commercial and Residential New Construction, Boardwalks and Walkways

The Chance® Helical Pier Foundation Systems have been designed, tested, and proven for use in expansive soils, high water and fill areas, and also in any other area where unstable soil requires the use of piers.

Chance ® piers have been evaluated and are listed by all national building code agencies and are a great way to prevent sinking foundations. On reinforced footing or stem walls, the anchors of the New Construction Helical Pier Foundation Systems are usually placed every 8 to 10 feet depending on the load of the structure and the strength of the soil.

 

Boardwalk / Walkway

With the ever-increasing awareness of environmentally sensitive areas such as wetlands, beach fronts, prairies, and historical sites, it is important to make sure that we minimize our impact when performing construction.

Our solution to this problem is the Chance Instant Foundation® System. These helical anchors are easily transported and installed with hand-held equipment, which drastically minimizes the footprint that is left during application.

Earth Retention

Tieback

Atlas Structure Earth Retention, Tieback and Soil Nailing

The challenge of earth retention can be greatly simplified by using a pre-engineered tieback system.

The tieback anchors are installed with common rotary drilling equipment. Having been proven on hundreds of applications, these anchors can carry a capacity of up to 200,000 pounds per anchor and required no concrete, which saves you time and money!

The Chance® anchor tie back system owes its proven success to decades of use by electric utilities.

 

Soil Nailing

The CHANCE® SOIL SCREW® Retention Wall System reinforces the earth to construct gravity walls.

In this “soil nail” application, a Chance screw anchor acts in a bearing mode compared to grouted anchor, which relies on friction. This gives the SOIL SCREW Retention Wall System economic advantages. Bearing plates are spaced along the entire length of SOIL SCREW anchors. They are ready for immediate loading as soon as installed.

Backhoes and skid-steer loaders can quickly rotate SOIL SCREW anchors into place. Anchor size and grid spacing are designed to local soil conditions and load requirements. A reinforced-shotcrete veneer often is applied to the wall face.

 

Lighting Foundations

Decorative &amp Achitectural

These consist of steel foundations with immediate pole mounting capabilities and direct bolt-up and wiring.

 

DOT & Utility

Power installed foundation anchors overcome the stresses of tension, compression and shear.

 

Area Lighting

Foundation anchors with high strength pipe shafts to resist bending moments.

 

Airport Applications

Critical airport equipment needs a stable foundation and the Chance Instant Foundation® System not only meets this requirement, but is also the preferred system of many organizations.

Not only is this system used by the FAA, but it is also used for railroad signal boxes and emergency call boxes along highway systems. A stable, high-performance foundation is achieved by simply positioning the anchor and rotating it into the ground.

 

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