Learn more about Earthquake Retrofitting laws in California
Will the new earthquake retrofitting laws effect you and your family? New laws are being passed requiring rental apartment buildings to be retrofitted for tenant safety. The peace of mind that you will be safe in the event of a disaster is always good to have, However, the cost may effect the price of your new home.
Learn more about Earthquake Retrofitting laws in California
Is your Home, Commercial, or Industrial foundation prepared for the next earthquake?
Even the smallest earthquake can cause soil settlement and your foundation to shift. This can lead to major..and costly problems in the future. Don't lose your investment because you thought it couldn't happen to you!
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A concrete foundation is only as good as the soil grade on which it is placed. It is very important to insure that subgrade is properly compacted and that proper moisture content is maintained as required by the Soils Engineer prior to concrete placement. Even the best steel design, concrete mix and Finisher can produce an inferior product if the subgrade was not properly prepared. Don't let bad soil be the end to your good foundation work. Call RJG Construction and they can help you fix the soil settlement and make your foundation stable again. Don't loose your investment! Read this article below to learn more about the importance of your soil.
October 12, 2015 - October 15, 2015
Oakland Marriott City Center
Join DFI in celebrating their 40th Anniversary. DFI's Annual Conference on Deep Foundations is the event for industry professionals from across the globe to gather and share experiences, exchange ideas and learn the current state-of-the-practice from various disciplines. Engineers, contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, owners, government agencies and academicians will meet in Oakland to attend informative technical sessions, learn more about the latest innovations in deep foundations technology in the Exhibit Hall and much more.
A handyman can contract for jobs that cost less than $500 in COMBINED labor and material costs. Any project that charges over $500 requires a contractor's license.
Make sure you know the difference between a handyman and a state-licensed contractor.
Foundation settlements during high storm season seems pretty obvious, but what about during a drought?
"Vast areas of California's Central Valley are sinking faster than in the past as massive amounts of groundwater are pumped during the historic drought, state officials said Wednesday, citing new research by NASA scientists.
The data shows the ground is sinking nearly two inches each month in some places, putting roads, bridges and vital canals that deliver water throughout the state at growing risk of damage."...
Don't let your home, commercial, or industrial building suffer. Protect your investment! Call RJG for a Free online estimate for your Foundation Repair today!
Mudslides, flooding, foundation settlement.. don't let this happen to you!! Forecast are predicting the strongest El Nino to be recorded in 2016. is your home prepared? Will your drainage system withstand? Will your foundation? Millions of dollars in home, commercial and industrial damage will occur, don't let your property become one of these statistics. Safeguard your investment before it is too late!!
Photo of the Laguna Beach, California Landslide, which occurred in June, 2005. This landslide occurred due to record heavy rainfall in Southern California in the preceding months. It occurred next to the 1978 bluebird Canyon Landslide. Photos by Jim Bowers, USGS. For more information on this landslide, please see: http://www.consrv.ca.gov/cgs/geologic_hazards/landslides/Laguna_Beach.htm.
The attached excerpt from the 2013 California Building Code regarding pre construction load testing of helical pile systems applies to ALL projects in which helical piles/anchors are installed in California. The requirement for field load testing noted applies to ALL projects, both remedial foundation repair or new construction., whether they be residential, commercial or industrial. This code section is often mis-interpreted by installation contractors, some assume that the “correlation of installation torque to capacity” is a stand alone method, it is not. The attached code section actually requires that engineers verify the pile capacity by checking ALL of the 6 methods noted, it is not the contractors option to chose. As many engineers are not yet familiar with the design of helical pile systems, we suggest that you provide them with a copy of the attached code section for their review.
The use of helical pile foundation and tieback systems in California is rapidly becoming the deep foundation choice due to these systems obvious advantages over conventional systems. Because of this rapid growth in our industry, many helical contractors have been installing helical systems utilizing “installation torque” only as a method of verifying the engineers required capacity. However, the current California Building Code absolutely requires that field load tests be performed in order to comply. This type of test is the only method of verifying that the contractor has installed the helical pile system to the correct load requirements as outlined by your project engineer.
Costs to underpin a structure is an expense that is hard to bare for most people. Protect your investment by ensuring that your chosen underpinning contractor is installing your system in full compliance with the California Building Code.
RJG Construction Company, Inc. is one of the first manufacturer certified installation contractors in California, trained in implementing ASTM type load test procedures. These tests are performed as standard protocol on every project by RJG. Do not gamble with your investment , contact us to obtain your free consultation.*
Kenneth B. Drake
RJG Construction Company, Inc.
4225 Valley Fair Street, Suite 106
Simi Valley, CA 93063
*Free Online Estimates - Before you expend funds on formal engineering, please request our free online estimate and scope of work. This will be provided in a unit cost format based upon the information provided by you by way of a short phone call or email. Restrictions may apply.