LEBEC, Inc. has a division dedicated specifically to engineering offering a full range of foundation solutions from installation of new foundations to repair of an existing foundation in part or in full; drainage solutions and retaining walls. Engineering, design, plans, permits and installation are our specialties.
In most instances, foundation issues do not need to be considered a severe problem. While we cannot provide causes for problems, we are experts in repairing them. Repair methods commonly used by LEBEC, Inc. include installation of concrete piers, helical piers and steel push piers to underpin and / or re – level the problem areas of an existing foundation.
Improper or inadequate drainage is one of the primary causes of foundation damage. Additionally, once foundation damage has been repaired, proper drainage system and water management are critical to maintain the integrity of the foundation. LEBEC, Inc. will also design and construct custom drainage systems to fit each client’s need.
The purpose of a retaining wall is to retain soils that would otherwise migrate into a more natural contour. The failure of a retaining wall is many times evidenced as a result of poor design, construction and inadequate drainage typically evidenced by lateral movement, cracks or bowing of the structure.
Factors such as cost, ground water conditions, soil characteristics and local building codes impact the choice of retaining wall design and type. Steel I-beam, poured in place concrete, gravity, versa-lok, soldier pile; gunite and wood are types of structures we have constructed. Completed retaining walls can be customized to blend into a landscape and be cosmetically appealing.
Below are a few areas in which the LEBEC, Inc. engineering team specializes:
- Complete floor level surveys
- Foundation installation, repair and replacement
- Underpinning, re – leveling and seismic retrofitting of structures
- Custom drainage systems – surface and subsurface, French drains and removal systems
- Retaining walls – decorative and structural
- Concrete installation, repair and replacement
- Pool demolition and abandonment
- Waterproofing and epoxy injection
- Erosion control and landslide prevention and repair