During a remodel and an addition to their house the home owner found foundation cracks in their walls of the basement and also the garage.  The homeowner found Hughes Construction Company on Angie’s List and contracted them to perform the necessary repairs.  Michael Montgomery from Buyers Protection Group was the engineer on this project.  The engineer’s specified repairs were to inject the foundation cracks, install 9 counterforts to prevent the wall from moving any further, and also to install a footer drain along the entire front and side of the house to relieve some of the hydrostatic pressure. Before Hughes Construction Company started the excavation we injected the foundation cracks with structural epoxy provided by Prime Resins.  During the excavation, Hughes Construction Company discovered that the porch addition to the house (which housed the main entryway) was only supported by the house and two columns on the front of the addition.  Buyers Protection Group specified that we install 3 foundation walls (one each on the front, left, and right sides) underneath the addition to further support it. Once the foundation walls were excavated we injected the cracks that were found on the outside of the walls with the material that was provided by Prime Resins.  The lumber used on this project for the large amount of custom forms was provided by McCabe Lumber.  For this project we poured the concrete in two phases.   The concrete for this project was provided by Hilltop Basic Resources Inc. and was pumped by Buckeye Concrete Pumping Inc.  In order to pour the foundation walls we had to use one sided forms.  Once the repairs were completed and the footer drain installed, the foundation was sealed and insulation board installed.  Hughes Construction compacted the soil in lifts as we backfilled to reduce the amount of settling. The equipment used to compact the soil was rented from Art’s Tool Rental.