United Structural Systems, Inc. was a part of the Glen Leven Farm Home Stabilization project. USS installed micropiles under the back porch of the Glen Leven home, to stabilize the porch against movement and sinking.
Micropiles can be used to provide additional foundation support for most structures. A micropile is made by drilling a hole into soil or rock, then a steel threaded reinforcing bar is installed in the hole. The micropiles are then grouted by back-filling the hole from the bottom with grout. Micropile’s ability to be installed in areas with little operating space makes them ideal for foundation stabilization and underpinning.
Read more about the Glen Leven home stabilization project.