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Lateral Applications

Charleston, WV Lateral Applications

Repair Beyond the Foundation: Lateral Applications

Shifts in the ground can cause lateral or horizontal movements in the soils below your building, which can impact the structural integrity of your walls. The lateral movement of the soils puts pressure on the ground surrounding your building as well as the walls of your structure, which could lead to serious damage to your building if not fixed right away.

The soils and the ground surrounding your structure play a large role in the overall support of your building. The cause of shifting soils is typically due to extreme weather conditions or moisture in the ground, which causes the soils to expand and contract. This constant expansion and contraction weakens the soils and compromises the support of your building. Our experienced Charleston and Lexington foundation repair and soil stabilization service staff has worked on several unique situations and provides quick implementation.

Symptoms to look out for include:

  • Bowing or leaning walls
  • Walls rotating side to side
  • Hill slides outside the structure

What’s the Process?

Lateral Applications fix any foundation or wall damage caused by horizontal movement from the soils in the ground. A helical or rock anchor tie-back is typically used to adjust the structure back into place and prevent future movement. If the slopes outside your building need to be stabilized, soil anchors would be used to stabilize them and prevent any further sliding.

Depending on your building’s condition, the Charleston and Lexington, West Virginia foundation repair and soil stabilization crew at United Structural Systems Ltd., Inc. is able to come and analyze the situation and recommend the best possible solution to permanently fix the issue. We hold ourselves to high standards on every project, and we believe in getting the job done right the first time.

Commercial Lateral Application Solutions

Our experienced staff offers quick mobilization and expertise to fix any unique issues that may come our way. We have experience in installing hundreds of mini piles for industrial applications, and we are ready to help permanently fix your building’s issue.

Our offerings include:

  • Helical Tie-Backs
  • Soil Nailing
  • Rock Anchors
  • Slope Stabilization

Call the foundation repair service and soil stabilization experts at United Structural Systems Ltd., Inc. to assess your situation and recommend the best possible solution. We have service areas in Cincinnati, Charleston, Lexington, and Cross Lanes!

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