Extended draught conditions caused settlement issues.
Thrasher's crew completed the project in cold weather conditions, including snow.
In late December of 2013, Thrasher began work on two buildings on Ozanam’s 96-acre campus located in south Kansas City—a residential building and an administration building.
The perimeter of the residential building had unexpectedly settled on three sides during the fall. Our field consultant determined that the settlement was most likely caused by the impact of drought conditions, particularly on the large trees surrounding the perimeter of the building. By underpinning the exterior walls with 20 resistance piers, Thrasher restored the building to level. Thrasher subsequently mudjacked the interior slab.
Both buildings were restored in 15 working days, even though crews were working in cold weather conditions.
The interior floor of the administration building had settled three or four times over the previous decade. In order to provide a long-term restoration, Thrasher stabilized and mudjacked the interior slab. Forty-four slab piers were used for the stabilization project.