We Specialize in Caissons Foundation Installation in Los Angeles
Caissons foundation are a deep foundation support that are constructed by placing fresh concrete and reinforcing steel (rebar) into a drilled shaft hole.
These reinforced concrete piles are cast in holes of predetermined diameters and depths drilled through soil and rock to the desired bearing stratum of the bed rock layer.
A permanent substructure that, while being sunk into position, permits excavation to proceed inside and also provides protection for the workers against water pressure and collapse of soil.
The term caisson covers a wide range of foundation structures. Caissons may be open, pneumatic, or floating type; deep or shallow; large or small; and of circular, square, or rectangular cross section.
The walls may consist of timber, temporary or permanent steel shells, or thin or massive concrete. Large caissons are used as foundations for bridge piers, deep-water wharves, and other structures. Small caissons are used singly or in groups to carry such loads as building columns. Caissons are used where they provide the most feasible method of passing obstructions, where soil cannot otherwise be kept out of the bottom, or where cofferdams cannot be used.
Why Do I Need Caisson Foundation Repair?
Caissons, which are capable of supporting high, concentrated loads, are typically used to set piers for bridges, underpasses, structural supports, as well as in slide prevention applications in residential homes. Caissons are viewed as a reliable, versatile, and economical foundation support solution to homes with foundation problems such as Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties area.
Caissoning work is the process of drilling 24”-36” or more round holes in the ground all the way to the bedrock layer and is used to prevent a house from sinking, especially houses on hills.
Building and Safety require Caissons as part of new construction, and/ or addition of a house on hills, or on surfaces where recommended by structural or soil engineers.
If you have a hillside property or if the soils condition or some other circumstance has created the need for caissons, then California Foundation Works can assist you.
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