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Members of the International Association of Structural Movers


and the Roselle Illinois Chamber of Commerce.


and the Roselle Historical Foundation

Remedial Repair of Rotting Wood Columns


Signs:

Uneven floors or cracks in walls or both


Cause:

The wood columns absorb moisture and dry rot at the bottom. The existing piers, usually a one foot square-limestone block fails and sinks. Non-engineered beams and columns cannot support heavy loads above.


REPAIR:


The wood beam is temporarily shored to remove and replace the rotted wood columns with Schedule 40 steel pipe columns, 75-ton adjustable screws and concrete piers. Leveling is done with hydraulic rams and secured with adjustable screws.






The Dave Pate Advantage:

Maintain elevation due to a "REPAIR" area above or level to a compromise.




Replace Failed Wood Beam with Steel Beam, Columns and Concrete Piers


Signs:

Rolling floors, walls crack, sticky doors and upper floor settlement. Undersized beams sag from column to column.


REPAIR:

The joist is temporarily shored to remove the wood beams and columns. We excavate to place concrete piers, install Schedule 40 steel columns, 75-ton adjustable screws and a W8 XX steel beam (beam size to be engineered). Compromise level is achieved by a string line, levels or a laser level using hydraulic rams to raise, secure and adjust screw.


Joist of the same dimension can be "sistered" next to failed joist for repair


The Dave Pate Advantage:

Structural components are engineered and manufactured by Dave Pate & Sons Construction. Leveling is skillfully done with 6 decades of experience.