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The new library addition at this elementary school had settled.

Foundation piering brought it back to level.

Due to prolonged drought conditions experienced in Kansas City and throughout the Midwest, the settlement of the library addition at this elementary school had become extreme in some areas. Cracks were starting to show through the exterior and interior brick of the addition. The Raytown School District contacted Thrasher to develop an engineered repair plan.

A resistance pier is one of the most commonly used systems for both residential and commercial foundation repair. Resistance piers not only stop settlement, but also raise the structure when desired, closing cracks and correcting other structural flaws caused by the settlement and/or ground movement.

Thrasher installed 22 resistance piers for the foundation repair project. Master Mudjackers then polyjacked the slab floor. When the project was completed, the library addition was lifted 1¼ inches, back to its original elevation.

Library addition at Norfleet Elementary School in Raytown, MO
Library addition at elementary school in Raytown, MO.
Building footings have been prepared for installation of piering brackets.
Building footings have been prepared for installation of piering brackets.