When soil settlement or expansion causes distress in one- or two-story homes deepening or rebuilding the foundation will usually solve the problem. But how can you carry out the repairs with the least stress on the building and its tenants? We've found a way that uses permanent shoring jacks.
When we rebuild a foundation, permanent shoring jacks hold the building in its original position. As the existing foundation is removed section by section, they place a permanent shoring jack every 6 feet or at each load-bearing point, whichever comes first. The jacks remain in place even after the foundation is poured.
When deepening a foundation, permanent shoring jacks support the structure as the area around and beneath the existing foundation is excavated. When the needed repairs are made, the shoring jacks again remain in place within the new foundation system.